Sometimes, the worst thing that can happen is to get what we want. In this classic horror story set at the turn of the last century, a grizzled old sailor visits his former shipmate and his family. The old sailor leaves behind a mysterious monkey’s paw that is said to grant the bearer three wishes, but he warns strongly against its use. However, the family cannot resist making one humble wish: They have lost their beloved son and the mother will do anything to get him back. Indeed their wish comes true, but in a fatal way. The family then tries to use their remaining wishes to reverse the tragedy, but that only compounds their sorrow. Produced by Martha Moran. Adapted from the story by W.W. Jacobs.
19 minutes • Color