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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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Brett Simmons

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Macon Blair (screenplay), W.W. Jacobs (short novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C.J. Thomason ... Jake Tilton
Stephen Lang ... Tony Cobb
Michelle Pierce ... Olivia
Corbin Bleu ... Catfish
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Gillespie
Charles S. Dutton ... Detective Margolis
Tauvia Dawn ... Abby
Andy Favreau ... Kevin
Grayson Berry ... Charlie
Sabrina Gennarino ... Sandy Tilton
John Lewis ... Officer Boudreaux
Adella Gautier ... Fortune Teller
Brooklyn Proctor ... Kathleen
Jacob Robinson ... Young Gillespie
Jason Stanly ... Gillespie's Father
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

One Wish. A Thousand Regrets.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La zampa di scimmia See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Loosely based on the short story by W. W. Jacobs of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Jake Tilton: [On Cobb's resurrection] He's come back different... psychotic
Gillespie: [Correcting him] Soulless
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Version of The Monkey's Paw (1996) See more »

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Really cool, surprising little horror film.
14 October 2013 | by krazypersonSee all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect going into The Monkey's Paw, but I was not disappointed! The film basically takes the classic tale, turns it on it's head and expands it into a twisted, often surprising story. The tone is just eerie. Throughout the entire movie, there's this building tension or dark energy that never fully lets up. I couldn't fully relax until the very end, but even then I was left with chills.

The performances were great too. C.J. Thomason makes a great lead and Stephen Lang is creepier than ever. His character was my favorite- so mysterious and unpredictable. You will not believe Corbin Bleu's performance. I didn't even recognize him at first. He actually does a great job with his character in this film.

I won't give away any of the surprises, but suffice it to say this is a quality, surprising, dark and eerie film.


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