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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 (1939) See more »

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Now this is some serious monkey business
23 October 2013 | by Reaper-of-SoulsSee all my reviews

Seriously. This is a far much better film than its current, weak rating. There is also a serious flaw in IMDb's rating system. I think maybe members should have to actually be members for more than 1 day to leave a vote for ratings. 30, 60...maybe 90 days before you can vote or review a film unless you are a legitimate film critic with your own online site. Too many terrible films get very high ratings because people involved in the films get to create a new account and leave "Best Film Ever" reviews and "10 out of 10" ratings. Then, films like this one, which obviously deserves a much higher rating, end up having people leave "Worst Film Ever" reviews and "1 out of 10" ratings. Do you have a grudge against someone involved in this film? Not get the part you so desperately wanted? Did the director boink your girlfriend? No problem! Come on over to IMDb, create a new account and you can instantly voice just how terrible, poorly written and horribly acted the film was. Not to mention the director has a small penis.

I seriously need to set up my own film review site. You may not always agree with my reviews, but you can sure as hell know they are honest and not because I had something to do with any particular film one way or another, good or bad. Chiller Films' remake of THE MONKEY'S PAW is a very good movie with an original story. It's very well acted, shot, directed, and edited. It is not the "Best Film Ever," but it is damn well worth viewing and one of the best horror/comedies I have watched all year! Yes, this is indeed some serious monkey business! Now give me your paw...


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