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We Got a Monkey's Paw

Freakin’ hilarious, Horror Hounds and Gore-Gore Ghouls!  We Got a Monkey’s Paw, co-written by Zack Ogle and Aaron Pagniano (who also directs this short), is a blissfully zany slice of horror comedy that fans of Evil Dead 2 and Holliston are going to go absolutely wild for when it debuts online this month.

"will definitely tickle your Franken-bones this Halloween season.  Be on the lookout for this award-winning short"

The short film, starring Ogle and Jacqueline Jandrell as roommates Zack and Jakki, We Got a Monkey’s Paw takes a simple premise - ya know, a monkey’s paw (which we already know so much about) - and yanks it this way and that as the dynamic duo find themselves staring at . . . themselves while trying to undo the unexpected chain of events that their dumb luck has set off.

This is a quick trip down the Horror section of the old Mom and Pop video stores as Zack and Jakki, each one quick-witted and acting like their trapped in a sitcom you actually want to watch, find themselves entangled with demonic ghost brides, frightening demon boxes, and . . . wait for it . . . Dead-y Bears!We Got a Monkey's Paw

Made complete with a very Meta attitude and a camera that zips along as quick as the edits in this near 9-minute jewel, We Got a Monkey’s Paw is indeed a love-letter to the Horror genre as mad references are dropped, picked up, and shoved down the throats of the two characters trapped in this GONZO situation!

Premiering online with Alter on September 18th, We Got a Monkey’s Paw will definitely tickle your Franken-bones this Halloween season.  Be on the lookout for this award-winning short!

4/5 stars

We Got a Monkey's Paw

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
8 mins
: Aaron Pagniano
Zack Ogle, Aaron Pagniano
Jacqueline Jandrell, Zack Ogle, Lexa Payne
: Short | Comedy
What could go wrong?
Memorable Movie Quote: "Is that a monkey's paw?"
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Release Date:
May 10, 2019
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
August 20, 2019.
Synopsis: Zack and Jakki are your typical “odd couple” roommates. Jakki likes staying in and reading a good book now and again; while Zack has other hobbies - like summoning demons. Things get hairy when Zack convinces Jakki to spend the day making wishes on a Monkey’s Paw. Soon the two find themselves doing backflips trying to undo the cataclysmic series of events they’ve set off. Ghost brides, demon boxes, dead-y bears, oh my! This paw is definitely in the wrong hands.

We Got a Monkey's Paw

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