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The Devil's Gift (1984)

| Thriller, Horror | 1985 (USA)
An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

Director:

Kenneth J. Berton

Writers:

Kenneth J. Berton (story), José Vergelin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bob Mendelsohn Bob Mendelsohn ... David Andrews (as Bob Mendlesohn)
Vicki Saputo Vicki Saputo ... Susan
Struan Robertson Struan Robertson ... Michael Andrews
Bruce Parry Bruce Parry ... Pete
Madelon Phillips Madelon Phillips ... Adrianne
J. Renee Gilbert J. Renee Gilbert ... Grandma
Marlene Ryan Marlene Ryan ... Marge
Stuart White ... Manager
Caris Palm Caris Palm ... Girl in Store
Barry Chandler Barry Chandler ... Guy in Car
Olwen Morgan Olwen Morgan ... Elmira Johnson
Ángeles Olazábal Ángeles Olazábal ... Girl on Bike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ... Pincushion Man (voice) (archive sound)
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An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

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Trivia

The film's plot is quite similar to that of Stephen King's short story 'The Monkey', leading many to believe that the filmmakers plagiarized the story. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is nearly killed, the dustbin jumps from the sidewalk to the driveway between shots. See more »

Quotes

David Andrews: [yelling as he tries to bury the toy monkey] You'll have to do better than that, you little bastard!
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Only Roses for You
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman
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A Cheesy 80s "Annabelle" with a Monkey instead of a Doll
24 February 2018 | by WisdomsHammerSee all my reviews

The movie is about a demon-possessed toy monkey with cymbals on its hands. Every time it claps its cymbals, something dies. First plants, then it moves to bigger prey. The premise is actually pretty good. You may recognize this movie because it was shoe-horned into the much worse "Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders," which was featured once on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was nice to see it as a standalone movie, which I didn't even realized existed. Granted, this movie could have been edited down to half its length and been better, but that can be said about most cheesy horror movies. I don't think it's quite as bad as a lot of people say. The acting and script are terrible, but the story as a whole isn't too bad. Sure it's bad and laughable, but If you enjoy B-horror movies, you'll get a kick out of it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regalo del diablo See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaluma, California, USA See more »

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