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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.

Appearance

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

Fate

Ella is killed after she is thrown into the open slot of a tape deck.

Trivia

  • 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.

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