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The Devil's Gift (1984)

An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

Director:

Kenneth J. Berton

Writers:

Kenneth J. Berton (story), José Vergelin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Mendelsohn Bob Mendelsohn ... David Andrews (as Bob Mendlesohn)
Vicki Saputo Vicki Saputo ... Susan
Struan Robertson Struan Robertson ... Michael Andrews
Bruce Parry Bruce Parry ... Pete
Madelon Phillips Madelon Phillips ... Adrianne
J. Renee Gilbert J. Renee Gilbert ... Grandma
Marlene Ryan Marlene Ryan ... Marge
Stuart White Stuart White ... Manager
Caris Palm Caris Palm ... Girl in Store
Barry Chandler Barry Chandler ... Guy in Car
Olwen Morgan Olwen Morgan ... Elmira Johnson
Ángeles Olazábal Ángeles Olazábal ... Girl on Bike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ... Pincushion Man (voice) (archive sound)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Thriller | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Gift - Der Höllendämon... See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaluma, California, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The director's grandmother served as a freelance caterer during production. See more »

Goofs

When the car almost hits Michael, his father watches from the open front door. The door was closed in the previous shot, and the father never opened it. See more »

Quotes

Michael Andrews: It's Martian time!
[sings]
Michael Andrews: Rock n' roll Martian! Rock n' roll Martian!
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Connections

Features Balloon Land (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Doesn't Burn
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman, Ashley Hall
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2 November 2017 | by morinoravenbergSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid; I was born in 1985, so when I saw this I was like "cool" and it still is for the time it was created in. The concept was quite rare back then, a spirit possessing a doll. Back then horror was done right, with the focus on scaring the audience via emotion instead of over the top CGI. This is a gem, similar to the entity & wish master.


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