Ella is the main antagonist of the 1988 American horror film Monkey Shines.
When athlete Allan Mann is rendered quadriplegic after a car accident, his friend Geoffrey Fisher gives him a monkey named Ella to keep him company, a monkey who, unbeknownst to Allan, has been subjected to experiments that involve human brain tissue being injected into primates.
Ella is a brown tufted capuchin (Sapajus apella) with lighter fur on her face.
Powers and Abilities
Ella possesses the following powers and abilities:
- Human intelligence
Ella is killed after she is thrown into the open slot of a tape deck.
- The film was written and directed by George A. Romero, best known for creating the Night of the Living Dead franchise.
- Ella was played by a monkey actor named Boo.