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The Devil's Gift (1984)

| Thriller, Horror | 1985 (USA)
An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

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Credited cast:
Bob Mendelsohn ...
David Andrews (as Bob Mendlesohn)
Vicki Saputo ...
Susan
Struan Robertson ...
Michael Andrews
Bruce Parry ...
Pete
Madelon Phillips ...
Adrianne
J. Renee Gilbert ...
Grandma
Marlene Ryan ...
Marge
Stuart White ...
Manager
Caris Palm ...
Girl in Store
Barry Chandler ...
Guy in Car
Olwen Morgan ...
Elmira Johnson
Ángeles Olazábal ...
Girl on Bike
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Pincushion Man (voice) (archive sound)
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An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

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Satan's only gift is DEATH... See more »

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Trivia

The fair (shown briefly at about 9 minutes into the movie) was the "Foley & Burk Show of Shows"(claimed to be the largest fair on the west coast) it was a traveling fair and at the time of the making of this movie, the fair was set in Sana Rosa California. See more »

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When Michael is nearly killed, the dustbin jumps from the sidewalk to the driveway between shots. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Only Roses for You
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman
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Competent and Enjoyable
27 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Why the hate? This is a perfectly fine horror 80's movie. It's cheesy with bland performances like every other mid-range 80's horror movie. AND it's got a creepy, cymbal playing monkey! What's creepier than that!? One review mention there was no swearing. So? It's about a family with a young boy. Are they really supposed to curse around him? As to a "Christian" bent, the guy wears a pentagon medallion which protects him, not a cross.

There are some tense moments which only come with good camera placement and editing. The final assault scene worked well and even though you could script it in your sleep, like a joke you love to hear, I gasped happily despite knowing the punchline.

This is *slightly* better than average.


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