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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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Cast

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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Thriller | Horror

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The director's grandmother served as a freelance caterer during production. See more »

Goofs

Some of the scenes of the cartoon Balloon Land, on the Andrews' TV set, are shown out of order. 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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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Only Roses for You
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman
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Smelly monkey turd.
10 January 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"The Devil's Gift" is about a toy monkey that the mother has found in an old toy shop and bought for her son.No matter how the family tries to get rid of it,the monkey always comes back with deadly consequences.This film is strikingly similar to Stephen King's short story "The Monkey" about cymbal-banging monkey toy that is possessed by an evil spirit.Every time the monkey claps its little cymbals together somebody dies."The Devil's Gift" is so sweet and cheerful that you will want to vomit.The opening animated sequence is surprisingly clever,unfortunately the rest of the film is deadly dull and without any suspense or gore.One of the very worst horror movies from 80's.3 monkeys out of 10.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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