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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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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.

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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

[last lines]
Tony Cobb: I'm so tired... so very tired
Tony Cobb: [after being resurrected] Am I still dead?
Tony Cobb: [to Kevin in a vice] Push a button that's all I do and I can't do that right
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Version of The Monkey's Paw (2010) See more »

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Be careful what you wish for...
18 July 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

When I stumbled upon "The Monkey's Paw", I didn't know what it was about, who starred in it or who directed it. I am familiar with the myth of the magical powers of the monkey's paw, and that was sufficient enough to make me pick up the movie and give it a go.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Stephen Lang was in this movie, because he usually performs quite well in the stuff that he participates in, and it turned out that the 2013 "The Monkey's Paw" was also one such feat. And he was joined by C.J. Thomason whom also performed quite well.

Now, the storyline was pretty much straight forward and simple to follow. Actually, it was so straightforward that it was actually a bit too predictable. But it was alright, because the movie was entertaining enough to sustain the predictability without suffering under it.

To quickly summarize the storyline, then it is about Jake Tilton (played by C.J. Thomason) whom is given a monkey's paw and the three wishes that come with it. But when one wish turns his friend Tony Cobb (played by Stephen Lang) into a soulless husk of his former self, things turn foul and bad things start to happen.

The atmosphere that director Brett Simmons managed to set up during the course of the movie was quite good, because it was quite becoming for the storyline and the movie as a whole.

This isn't a horror movie that relies heavily on special effects, so don't get all worked up and hope for a grand CGI and practical effects show, because it just ain't there. Sure, there were special effects in the movie, and the effects that were there were to the point and functioning very well.

"The Monkey's Paw" is the type of horror movie that is driven by a good and entertaining storyline and have some well-rounded characters in the character gallery to help bring the story to life on the screen. While this is not the type of horror movie that will make you cringe and jump at the edge of the seat, it is the type of horror movie that broods and stays with you.


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