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The Monkey's Paw (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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Jake is given a Monkey's Paw that grants 3 wishes. After the first 2 wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Tilton
... Tony Cobb
... Olivia
... Catfish
... Gillespie
... Detective Margolis
... Abby
... Kevin
... Charlie
... Sandy Tilton
... Officer Boudreaux
... Fortune Teller
... Kathleen
... Young Gillespie
... Gillespie's Father
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The film centers on Jake Tilton, who acquires a mystical "monkey's paw" talisman that grants its possessor three wishes. Jake finds his world turned upside down after his first two wishes result in co-worker Tony Cobb being resurrected from the dead. As Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder-- forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones. Written by monkey

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One Wish. A Thousand Regrets.

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The actor who plays Gillespie's father in the opening scene, Jason Stanly, is a highly regarded Jason Statham impersonator. See more »

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Detective Margolis: Mr. Tilton? Detective Margolis. So, this man you say is making threats against you. When did you see him last?
Jake Tilton: This morning. He assaulted me.
Detective Margolis: Got some bruises I see.
Jake Tilton: He also murdered my mother.
Detective Margolis: Yeah, about that, I spoke with the attending over at Charity, and they're saying heart failure. When was the last time you saw Kevin Weese?
Jake Tilton: What does this have to do with anything?
Detective Margolis: You know he's dead? Somebody crushed him in one of your industrial presses over at the supply warehouse where you and he and...
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Great acting is what makes this movie.

I'm a huge fan of Horror and am always searching for a well made, well acted story, even if it does follow the same tropes.

This is a classic "be careful what you wish for" story.

A man receives a Monkey's Paw from a fellow co-worker and is granted three wishes. His first wish is selfish, and results in an accident that makes his second wish unavoidable.

That is when the fun starts.

Stephen Lang makes this movie. He was interesting and engaging in Avatar, but this performance was emotional, visceral, and thoroughly entertaining.

C.J. Thomason left me scratching my head as the lead character, but he was just good enough to not ruin the story.

I definitely went into this without any expectations and though the story is not new, and the characters did do some dumb things with stilted dialogue at times, I think the very interesting setting and the performance by Lang makes it worth watching.


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