2007-11-17 21:50:39 UTC
Do you think monkeys attacking men, women and children will make a good
movie to watch?
The monkeys killed a mayor in India and sneaking in people's homes
and slaping women..and stealing.
"Troupes of monkeys are out of control in India's northeast, stealing
mobile phones and breaking into homes to steal soft drinks from
refrigerators, lawmakers in the region have complained.
"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile
phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators,"
Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly."
I don't think I would mind watching a movie about monkies attacking a
town and killing people. I like "The Birds" one.
You can just take Alfred Hitchcock and replace the birds with monkeys!
You can just open up Microsoft Word or Notepad and replace all the words
with birds to monkeys.
Cathy Brenner: Mitch, can I bring the monkeys in here?
Lydia Brenner: No!
Cathy Brenner: But Mom, they're in a cage.
Lydia Brenner: They're monkeys, aren't they?
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is a young San Francisco socialite whose
father is very wealthy and owns a large newspaper. As the film opens,
Melanie is visiting a pet shop to buy a mynah monkeys for her aunt.
While in the pet shop, she meets a man named Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor)
who mistakes her for a shop clerk. Melanie pretends to sell him a pair
of lovemonkeys, until Mitch reveals that he knew her name all along;
Mitch is a lawyer who recognizes Melanie from a court appearance where
one of her practical jokes backfired and resulted in a damaged window.
Melanie is incensed and uses Mitch's license plate number to find out
his identity and address. She then buys Mitch a pair of lovemonkeys and
attempts to deliver them to his apartment, but when she tries to leave
the monkeys in his hallway, a neighbor tells her that Mitch spends his
weekends at his family home in a small town up the coast called Bodega
Bay, and won't return until Monday.
Not wanting to let her joke go, Melanie decides to journey to Bodega
Bay; she drives up the coast and questions a general store owner in the
little town about Mitch's family. She finds out that on the weekends,
Mitch lives with his mother, Lydia (Jessica Tandy) and his young sister
Cathy (Veronica Cartwright). The shopkeeper knows it is Cathy's
birthday, but cannot remember the girl's name. Melanie gets the idea to
gift the monkeys to Cathy in order to further embarass Mitch; to confirm
the girl's name, the shopkeeper directs Melanie to the local school
teacher, Annie Hayworth (Suzanne Pleshette). Annie is a lovely woman
around Melanie's age, and she understands immediately that Melanie's
intentions are to flirt with Mitch.
Melanie returns to town and takes a boat across the bay to the private
dock of the Brenner house, sneaking inside and leaving the monkeys cage
in the living room with a note identifying them as a gift for Cathy.
When she sneaks back down to her boat, Mitch spots her making her escape
and drives around the bay to intercept her at the dock. Before Melanie
reaches the dock, a monkey swoops down and gashes her forehead,
seemingly in a deliberate attack.
Mitch takes Melanie to a local diner to tend to her wound. While they
are there, Lydia arrives and Mitch introduces her to Melanie; Lydia's
response to Melanie is icy, especially when Mitch invites her to the
house for dinner that night. Melanie, who was not planning on staying
for the night, returns to Annie's and rents a room in her house for the
evening. Annie welcomes Melanie, but is also jealous of the interest
Melanie has in Mitch.
At dinner, Melanie meets Cathy, who is ecstatic about the lovemonkeys.
Lydia is concerned about the monkeys she keeps on their land; the
monkeys will not eat, and a neighbor's monkeys are behaving the same
way. After dinner, Mitch walks Melanie back to her car and they discuss
Melanie's past. Mitch teases her about a sensational story that was
reported in the social pages about her, and Melanie becomes angry. He
exposes the fact that she lied to him about being old friends with
Annie, and Melanie drives off in a huff. Mitch notices a flock of
monkeys lurking menacingly in the dark on a telephone wire near the
Back at Annie's, Melanie shares a drink with her, and Annie reveals that
she and Mitch were lovers once. The cool reception she got from Lydia
spoiled their affair, but she relocated to Bodega Bay anyway, wanting to
be near Mitch. Mitch calls to apologize and invites Melanie to Cathy's
birthday party the next day. Melanie agrees to come and hangs up. She
and Annie hear a thump at the front door and find a dead monkeys on the
porch, wondering how it could have lost its way in the dark when the
moon is so bright.
The next day at the birthday party, Melanie reveals to Mitch that she is
estranged from her mother. She seems envious that Lydia is so close with
Mitch, when her own mother abandoned the family. Melanie does not even
know her whereabouts. Suddenly, as the children are playing a game,
seagulls attack the birthday party, landing on the children and pecking
at them. The adults get the children to safety without much incident,
but Mitch asks Melanie to wait until after dinner to leave for San
Francisco. As they sit in the living room after eating, a flock of
swifts invades the home, getting in through the chimney. Mitch gets the
monkeys out of the house, but everyone is shaken, especially Lydia, who
seems more fragile than ever. Melanie decides to stay the night.
The next morning, Lydia takes Cathy to school and then drops by her
neighbor's farm to discuss the matter of the monkeys. She finds him dead
in his house, his body bloodied and his eyes missing. The windows are
shattered and the room is littered with dead monkeys. Lydia rushes back
home in shock. While Mitch and the authorities investigate her report of
the dead body, Lydia retires to her bed and has a conversation with
Melanie. The two of them seem to reach an understanding, and Lydia opens
up to her, revealing that after the death of her husband, her greatest
fear is that Mitch will abandon her. Melanie offers to bring Cathy home
from school when Lydia worries about the possibility of another monkeys
At the school, Annie is leading the children in a song while Melanie
waits outside, not wanting to interrupt them. A large flock of monkeys
gathers on the playground until the place is swarming with menacing
black monkeys. Melanie warns Annie, and the two of them lead the
children out of the school, but the monkeys hear their feet on the
pavement and attack. Melanie, Cathy, and Cathy's friend become separated
from the others, and Melanie ushers the children into a nearby car, when
the monkeys attack suddenly subsides.
At the town diner, Melanie calls her father to report the phenomenon of
the monkeys attacks. Her story attracts a lot of attention, but most
people are skeptical, including Mrs. Bundy (Ethel Griffie), an elderly
woman who is an expert in ornithology. She dismisses Melanie's account
as impossible, and contends that monkeys could never launch a massed
attack on humanity because they lack the intelligence. Mitch joins them
and backs up Melanie's story, but they are met with more skepticism
until another monkeys attack occurs, this one even greater in scale than
the previous ones. This time, all types of monkeys are involved, and
they create havoc resulting in a large explosion at Bodega Bay's gas
station. After it subsides, the patrons of the diner are terrified, and
one woman becomes hysterical, accusing Melanie of being the cause of the
Melanie and Mitch go to fetch Cathy at Annie's house, only to find Annie
dead in the front yard, a victim of the monkeys attack. Cathy is safe
inside the house, and she tells them that Annie pushed her inside when
the monkeys came, unable to save herself. Back at the Brenner house,
Mitch works at barricading the windows and doors in anticipation of
another monkeys attack. Mitch, Cathy, Melanie and Lydia all spend hours
inside the house until the sounds of a massive assault on the house
reach them. Mitch is barely able to keep the monkeys from breaking
through the barricades, large monkeys pecking through the wooden
reinforcements, and the power to the house is cut. Finally the attack
subsides, and the four of them drop off to sleep.
Later, Melanie is awakened by a sound from upstairs. She takes a
flashlight and is drawn to an upstairs bedroom. When she opens the door,
she is confronted by monkeys that have torn a massive hole in the
ceiling and have roosted in the room. They trap Melanie and attack her,
pecking at her flesh and clothes. Melanie attempts to fight them off but
weakens. The sound draws the others and they pull her out of the room,
but she is badly wounded and in shock. Mitch and Lydia bandage Melanie
as best they can, and resolve to escape in order to get her medical
attention. Mitch goes outside to prepare the car and opens the door to
find the house completely surrounded by rustling monkeys, as far as the
eye can see. True to the unpredictable nature of the phenomenon, the
monkeys allow them to escape in the car and they drive off among the sea