Coming off the moderate success of PSYCHO II, Australian director Franklin again delves into the thriller genre with borrowings from Hitchcock's REBECCA (1940) and THE BIRDS (1963). The story begins in London as Shue, an innocent young blonde zoology student, meets Stamp, an eccentric
university professor who studies chimpanzees. She is hired to work as his lab assistant at his Victorian mansion, remotely located along England's coast. When she arrives at the front door, she is greeted not by a human servant but by Link, a well-mannered chimpanzee dressed in a tuxedo. Shue
becomes familiar with Link and his two companions, Imp and Voodoo, but before long mysterious...