The Monkey's Paw (2013) Movie Review

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The Monkey's Paw (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Thriller
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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The Monkey's Paw Plot Synopsis:

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.

The Monkey's Paw (2013) Review

The Monkey’s Paw (2013) is a chiller zombie horror movie based on W. W. Jacobs novel, The Monkey’s Paw. Director Brett Simmons (Animal, Husk, How to Cover UP the Death of Your Best Friend) did an okay job with this movie. It is a nice movie to watch on a quiet night for viewers with an open mind. This psycho thrasher thriller movie contains gore, violence, some frightening scenes, humor and the test of friendship.

Jake Tilton (C.J. Thomason - Transformers, Husk, The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks) lives in New Orleans and is a blue collar worker that works in an industrial warehouse. His boss is married to his ex-girlfriend, Olivia (Michelle Pierce - Transformers) and he has few ambitions. His previous supervisor and now friend, Gillespie (Daniel Hugh Kelly - Ryan’s Hope, Cujo, Devil May Call) gave him something from when he was young, a talisman. Gillespie told Jake that it grants three wishes and that he has not used it ever, but his father did and their family had to pay a terrible price for it. He warns Jake not to use it. At this point, I was wondering why did he give it to Jake if he does not want him to use it.

Jake uses his precious talisman to his advantage because he only had three wishes. His first wish for an incredible muscle car which brought a fatal outcome for him. He was involved in an auto accident which his friend and passenger Tony Cobb (Stephen Lang - Avatar, Conan the Barbarian, Gettysburg) died. He wishes for Tony to come back to life. He indeed came back to life but not what Jake wished for exactly. He came back as a heartless and soulless killer that wants Jake third and final wish. Jake explained to him that the talisman was lost after the accident somewhere. He does not believe Jake and, therefore, started to kill everyone that was close to Jake and that came in his way with no remorse at all. Olivia and a detective became suspicious of his actions.

Jake had to try to undo the spell before Tony gets arrested or even worse, murdered by… Will Tony survive? Will Jake die? Who will get the final wish, Jake or Tony? Watch the movie and see for yourself.

  • The Monkey's Paw Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.68
  • IMDB: 4.5

About The Monkey's Paw 2013

Title: The Monkey's Paw
Year: 2013
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.34/5 stars from 2,045 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,045
MPAA Rating: R
The Monkey's Paw Cast Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Kerry Cahill, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Corbin Bleu, C.J. Thomason, Stephen Lang, Sabrina Gennarino, Daniel Aldema, Michelle Pierce, Dustin J. Reno, Adella Gautier, Jacob Robinson, Mary Pauley, Brooklyn Proctor, Bryan Price, Jeff Blair, Tauvia Dawn, Ross Britz, Jessica Garvey, Doyle Reno, Andy Favreau, James Minor III, Grayson Berry, John Lewis, Jason Stanly
The Monkey's Paw Writers: Macon Blair, W.W. Jacobs, Adam Meyer
The Monkey's Paw Director: Brett Simmons
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA