England, 1936. A storm rages in the night. Tucked safely in a cottage nestled deep within the fog of the Moors, the White family eagerly await the arrival of an old friend just returned ... See full summary »
England, 1936. A storm rages in the night. Tucked safely in a cottage nestled deep within the fog of the Moors, the White family eagerly await the arrival of an old friend just returned from serving with the British Army in India. Sgt. Major Morris. His visit entertains them with tales of his adventures and of the mystical talisman discovered deep in the jungle. The Monkey's Paw. It was cursed by an sinister Fakir to grant its owner three wishes. The White family take possession of the paw and the wishes they ask bring terror and tragedy upon their lives. Written by
Excellent, moody work full of atmosphere and great visuals.
Well directed creepy retelling of a classic tale. Full of great Gothic atmosphere. Highly recommended. I have been a big fan of this story since I was a kid. Great example of subtle horror; it's what you don't see but that you know is coming! Ricky Lewis does a great job creating the world and taking advantage of the subtle horror of the story. Well shot with great locations; Lewis knows how to get the most out of what was probably a pretty small budget... but it doesn't look it. This is a filmmaker to watch! He's made other excellent short films as well, check them out if you can. This piece also has a really lush score, which adds a lot to the eerie atmosphere.
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