- Rot 2019
Addison Binek, Stephen Albers, Greg DeLiso for Munrovia Pictures
directed by Addison Binek
starring Kansas Bowling, Bill Weeden, Stephen Albers, Dylan Greenberg, Amanda Flowers, Greg Albers, Jacob Albers, Samir R. Asfahani, Noah Chapp, Cody Clarke, Robert A. Coldicott, Abrielle Coleman, Jason Delgado, Max Delgado, Jason Dietz, Adrian Esposito, Jordan Fulton, Suzanne Hanson, Beka Hughes, Brianna Iii, Kearsyn Joniper, Keaton Joniper, Bree Kaufman, Austin Kin, Daniel Koo, Austin Krueger, Darby Leigh, Grover McCants, Dolores McDougal, Sofia Pokrzywa, Tania Rauth, Michaela Reynolds, Hunter Riley, Anthony Rogers, Nathan Rumler, Ashley Marie Short, John Silecchia, Maddie Smith, Dan Stolarski, Zachary Truran
concept by Jonathan Gogoleski, Addison Binek, screenplay by Addison Binek, Stephen Albers, Greg DeLiso, music by Dan Stolarski
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Nancy Banana (Kansas Bowling) has always been a bit different, she has
always loved apes and has always wanted to become the teenage Jane Goodall
- but she's not different enough to not throw a slumber party with her
teenaged friends where they do typical teenage things ... when a homicidal
ape, soon termed Psycho Ape (Stephen Albers), shows up and kills all of
the girls, stabbing them with bananas - all except for Nancy. Soon enough,
zoologist turned zoo keeper Dr. Zoomis (Bill Weeden) shows up with the
intent of capturing the ape, or preferably killing him ...
It's 25 years
later, and Dr. Zoomis still hasn't succeeded in killing Psycho Ape, and
Psycho Ape is still roaming the country side killing people. And then he
runs across Nancy ... and refrains from killing her. She's still obsessed
with apes, and the two soon become a couple, take a trip to New York City,
and do all the touristy things, including a visit to the Empire State
Building - which Psycho Ape climbs up on the outer wall in true ape style.
Of course, Psycho Ape still does some killing on the side, and Nancy
doesn't mind one bit. Then the two run across Dr. Zoomis, and Nancy tells
Psycho Ape to kill him - after all he can't stand in the way of their
bliss. But Dr. Zoomis is one who doesn't stay dead, and no matter how many
times Psycho Ape tries and succeeds, he comes back again and again. And
eventually, with Psycho Ape up on the Empire State Building, Dr. Zoomis
calls in the Air Force ...
Objectively speaking, Psycho Ape!
is just not a good movie - and doesn't pretend to be, actually it says in
the prologue it's "the dumbest and cheapest" ape movie, and even
if both claims can be contested, it gets you in the right mood for this
film: Yes, Psycho Ape! was shot on a shoestring, yes, the film
doesn't take itself seriously, yes, it's a parody of all ape films before
it combined, and not all jokes hit their targets, and yes, the humour's
loud, often crude, and very over-the-top ... and for all of this it's a
total fun ride, basically for it's Devil-may-care attitude where all
pretensions are shot into the wind, nothing stands in the way of a joke,
and the ensemble's intentionally camp performances only underline this. So
no, not a good movie - just very cool entertainment!