Chiller Film's latest fright-fest claws its way into theaters with special screenings.
Based on the horror short story by author W. W. Jacobs, "The Monkey's Paw" picks up where the original left off. First published in England in 1902, the tale revolves around the famous "setup" in which three wishes are granted to whomever holds the amputated body part. But those wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.
In this new installment of the classic from Chiller Films, Jake Tilton (actor C.J. Thomason) acquires the mystical talisman and finds his world turned upside down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb ("Terra Nova's" Stephen Lang), being resurrected from the dead. When 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 movie also stars Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" fame, Charles S. Dutton, Tauvia Dawn and Michelle Pearce.
"The Monkey's Paw" will be released On Demand on Oct. 8, but New York residents have the opportunity to watch the film on the big screen at a handful of special screenings at Muvico Rosemont 18 from Oct. 8-12, Oct. 18-19, and Oct. 25-26. many screening form part of a double feature with "Halloween."