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The Devil's Gift (1984)

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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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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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The film's plot is quite similar to that of Stephen King's short story 'The Monkey', leading many to believe that the filmmakers plagiarized the story. See more »

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Features Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) See more »

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Fire Doesn't Burn
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman, Ashley Hall
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Smelly monkey turd.
10 January 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Devil's Gift" is about a toy monkey that the mother has found in an old toy shop and bought for her son.No matter how the family tries to get rid of it,the monkey always comes back with deadly consequences.This film is strikingly similar to Stephen King's short story "The Monkey" about cymbal-banging monkey toy that is possessed by an evil spirit.Every time the monkey claps its little cymbals together somebody dies."The Devil's Gift" is so sweet and cheerful that you will want to vomit.The opening animated sequence is surprisingly clever,unfortunately the rest of the film is deadly dull and without any suspense or gore.One of the very worst horror movies from 80's.3 monkeys out of 10.


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