The Monkey's Paw

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.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Brett Simmons
Production: Universal Pictures
91 min



PIease! Open the door!

Open the door! PIease!







Don't pIay with fate, boy.

Nothing good wiII come.


I know you more into cars, Jake,

but Iook at that right there.

That's a dang

Rembrandt right there, see?

Oh, yeah, that's beautifuI,

Catfish. Yeah.

Not reaIIy into guns, man.

I'm more of a Iover, not a fighter.

There you go.

That's your troubIe,

you thinking

you get to choose.

Where's Cobb?

Uh... I think he's

fixing a forkIift.



You hand-checked that truck

to Iberia this morning, right?


GiII, it's in the computer.

I don't wanna hear

about any more short Ioads.

Look, Mr. GiIIespie,

I got these two Ioads

and then I got two more that

I'm trying to prep, man...

Jake, when I promoted you

to shift supervisor,

it was 'cause you said you couId

handIe the extra responsibiIity.

Now, if you can't, teII me, 'cause

it's my ass on the Iine, not yours.

GiII, we're good.



my ass on the Iine, not yours.''

That guy promoted me just to shoveI

more of his work onto me, you know.

It's just another day of missing

visiting hours, that's aII that means.

Aw! Now, how is that red

hot mama of yours anyway?

-That's gross.


When you taIk about my

mom Iike that, it's weird.

Yo, man, um...

She got another round of chemo.

She'II be okay.

You bet she is.

She's going to puII through.

Now, Iet's quit farting around.

Back to work.


Yeah, I certainIy

do apoIogize, sir.

No, no, of course

we appreciate your business.

This is just what we

caII simpIe human error.

Thank you.

Mr. Gillespie.

A moment, please?

Check that out.

Hey, man,

what's going on in there?

I heard another

truck come up short.

I'd say it's about curtains

for GiIIespie this time.

I shouId say something.

I got to do something.

I'II teII you what you do.

-CaII your ex.


CaII OIivia, man. Have her

put in a word with the hubby.

Maybe save GiIIespie's job.

Go on, do it.

Man, it's been three years.

I don't know. You and her...

You're speciaI.

Kevin's wife, man.

She can't save someone's job.

That's the stupidest idea.

AII right.

WeII, you asked.


sorry to interrupt, guys...

Mr. GiIIespie,

I just need you to sign off on...

-Okay, put any paperwork on my desk.

-Wait. No, Kevin...

Look, at the office it's Mr. Weiss.

Now go back to work.

Kevin, hey...

It's not a good time, Jake!

God damn it, Kevin.


Way to make the tough caII there,


Excuse me, Anthony?


oId man Iike that.

Hey! What the heII?

Let's get rid of him.

Somebody got to take the faII.

Buck got to stop somewhere.

Not with you. (CHUCKLES)

This is funny to you?

WeII, it's not Iike

''ha-ha'' funny, no.

How about joining him?

WouId that be funny?

How about you try that?

I'II go right to court.

Who I'm sure wouId Iove to hear

about your erratic behavior.

Frequent catnaps.

You push a button on a Iarge machine,

and you hardIy do that weII,

so don't act Iike

you're so speciaI

that anyone wouId miss you

if you were gone.

They won't.

So back to work, hmm?

There you go, man.

Pretty much done.

Come on. Need a ride?

Oh, nah, man, I'm good.

AII right, but I won't

be offering forever now.

I'm aII right, man. WaIking heIps me,

you know, cIear my head.

I don't know how you do it,

waIking aII the time.

AII right, man.

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Macon Blair

Macon Blair (born 1974) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer known for his roles in the films Blue Ruin and Green Room, as well as his directorial debut I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. more…

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