I’m back with another review and since the creepy season is upon us and fall is about a week away this one only felt appropriate. This time I checked out WE GOT A MONKEY’S PAW from director Aaron Pagniano and writer Zack Ogle!
One thing I really appreciated is that the writing in this short is very fast-paced which makes it that much easier to hold your attention. The acting and the scene transitions move quickly which is great for a viewer because they’re able to cram so much action into 8 minutes. Once the wishes start happening they throw you into a visual ride of comedy mixed with the occult.
This short is definitely family-friendly and a great way to kick off your Halloween season! Did I mention that they utilize fun and silly practical effects? They totally do and it’s hilarious! From cursed mirrors to “mombies” the monkey’s paw always grants their wishes with some sort of evil catch. Everything they pulled off appeared easy to do, but was executed in a way that is impressively clever and kept you immersed in the chaos.
Like many of you, I am a big fan of the occult and supernatural stuff, so WE GOT A MONKEY’S PAW hit all of the right spots! I even have a mirror that my wife and I think is cursed hanging up in our living room along with a slew of other creepy items. Yes, we smudged the mirror and our living room. Because of the premise and how quickly the short plays, I think it was an extremely creative, fun, and an easy watch.
I highly recommend adding WE GOT A MONKEY’S PAW to your regular October movie rotation and sharing it with friends and family. 2020 is a horror movie we’re all living in now, so this film is a very nice and happy change of pace. But don’t get me wrong. It’s still stuffed full of that spooky shit we all love!
WE GOT A MONKEY’S PAW will launch on ALTER tomorrow. Stay tuned!