Adapted from the story by W.W. Jacobs, this is a classic horror tale in which a monkey's paw holds magical powers and grants the bearer three wishes. Unfortunately, you get what you wish ... See full summary »

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Adapted from the story by W.W. Jacobs, this is a classic horror tale in which a monkey's paw holds magical powers and grants the bearer three wishes. Unfortunately, you get what you wish for, and unwise or poorly worded wishes can lead to catastrophe as it does in this story. Written by Thomas Mastin

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