Monkeybone is a 2001 film that combines live action and animated, and produced by Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was based on Kaja Blackley's graphic novel Dark Town.The film was directed by Henry Selick. The film received very poor reviews from critics and is considered one of the biggest box office bombs in film history.


The film received very poor reviews from critics. The film was also a failure in Box Office. The film itself was given a lot of rotten tomatoes.


The movie makes allusion to many elements of Greek mythology: the Cyclops, the Minotaur, the Centaur, Medusa, Scorpion, and even Hypnos the God of Dreams. Stephen King was due to make a cameo appearance but was unavailable on the day it was to be shot, due to a scheduling conflict. A look-alike actor was found and appears in King's place.