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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 Brooklyn Proctor ... Kathleen
Jacob Robinson ... Young Gillespie
Jason Stanly ... 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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Taglines:

One Wish. A Thousand Regrets.

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Horror | Thriller

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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

Tony Cobb: What is that?
Gillespie: It's just some ugly old thing my daddy gave me as a boy. I should have got rid of it a long time ago. It's a monkey's paw.
Tony Cobb: What?
Gillespie: Monkey's paw. My dat said it'll do magic if you want it to.
Tony Cobb: Hey, monkey magic? Some kind of hoodoo?
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Version of The Monkey's Paw (1948) See more »

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Be Careful with What You Wish for
5 October 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Orleans, Jake Tilton (C.J. Thomason) works in transportation business as assistant of the supervisor Gillespie (Daniel Hugh Kelly) with his friends Anthony "Tony" Cobb (Stephen Lang) and Catfish (Corbin Bleu). When the manager Kevin (Andy Favreau), who got married to Jake's former girlfriend Olivia Corbin (Michelle Pierce), fires Gillespie, Jake and Cobb meet him drinking in a bar and Gillespie gives a magical monkey's paw to Jake telling that it grants three wishes to the owner. Jake does not believe in his words but he wishes a nice car that is parked at the bar. Soon he and Cobb discover the keys inside the car and Jake drives the car. However he has a car accident and Cobb dies. Then he wishes that Cobb resurrects and his friend becomes a soulless undead. Cobb wishes that Jake uses his last wish to make his son to love him, but Jake has thrown the paw away. Cobb decides to kill everyone connected to Jake to force him to use the monkey's paw to grant his wish.

In 1902, in England, the writer W. W. Jacob published the supernatural short story "The Monkey Paw" where the owner of a monkey's paw is granted with three wishes with tragic consequences. In Tales from the Crypt (1972), there is a segment with the title "Wish you Were Here" based on this short story where a bankrupted businessman uses a statue with the legend that it could grant three wishes to the owner to make the wishes that lead him to eternal damnation.

"The Monkey's Paw" is a horror movie with a good version also based on this short story with the idea that you shall be careful with what you wish for. The creepy and gore story takes place in the mystical New Orleans and does not disappoint fans of horror. My vote is seven.

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