Monsoon-A-Day: ‘Shakma’ 1990

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Day. 14

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Shakma

All i was thinking about while watching Shakma, was how the hell did Shakma get made?

Here’s what i imagine happened:

Executive: Roger Corman said, “First find a location and then build your film around that.” So, what do we got?

Second executive: i think we have a wolf Mask, and a hospital

Executive: wait, that’s all we have? We have don’t have any weapons or other sets??

Second executive: we have some monkeys.

Executive: how did we….how do we have….
What kind of monkeys?

Second executive: a couple of small ones and a baboon

Executive: that could work. How about a serial killer who kills pre med students who are staying over night at a hospital?
And then the baboon kills him in the 3rd act?

Second executive: phenomena did it.
Plus like a million other movies.

Executive: ok ok. Same pitch but the baboon Is The killer?

Second executive: like they take off the mask and it’s really a monkey?

Executive: no you idiot. It’s a crazy monkey killing people in a hospital

Second executive: why is there a crazy monkey in a hospital?

Executive: ok is a medical research facility

Second executive: why are there people staying overnight at a research facility?

Executive: LARP

Second executive: did..did you just vomit on yourself like a sick baby?

Executive: Live. Active. Role. Playing.

Second executive: where people dress up like idiots and hit each other with foam sticks?

Executive: (trying to contain his rage and speaks through grated teeth) Live action role playing is a community building exercise that brings people together through imagination and fun.

Second executive: but why the hell would they be playing one in a research facility overnight?

Executive: (seething in anger) because the boss Is into it

Second Executive: so they’ll get a bonus or something if they win?

Executive: (almost blind with white hot rage) sure.

Second executive: but…

Executive: IT DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER WHY, IT’S FUCKING COOL AND COOL PEOPLE DO IT AND THEY’RE DOING IT!

Second executive: but why is the monkey trying to kill them?

Executive: he’s mad. Or they pissed him off and everyone dies. The end.

Second executive: you really just want to make LARP movie don’t you?

Executive:…….

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