*Updated with release date and bonus features* Scream Factory announced that it will be adding The Monkey’s Paw to its “Summer of Fear” line-up and also provided an update on their upcoming titles:
“Los Angeles, CA – One wish. A thousand regrets. Scream Factory presents The Monkey’s Paw from Chiller Films on Blu-ray and DVD on June 17 with bonus features including behind the scenes footage, a theatrical trailer, andcommentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig, and actor CJ Thomason.
After Jake Tilton (C.J.Thomason, Sutures) acquires a mystical “monkey’s paw” talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, he finds his world turned upside-down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb (Stephen Lang, Avatar), 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.
Also starring Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, Nurse 3D), Charles S. Dutton (Legion), Michelle Pierce (NCIS) and Daniel Hugh Kelley (Cujo), The Monkey’s Paw is adapted from the renowned short story by W.W. Jacobs, and picks up where the short story left off.
- Commentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig and actor CJ Thomason
- Behind the scenes
Previously: “We have a new contemporary title joining our “Summer of Fear” line-up. In June, we will be releasing Chiller TV’s THE MONKEY’S PAW both on DVD & Blu-ray. Pre-order links should be going up next month. Full list of extras will be announced in April.
Starring Stephen Lang (Terra Nova, Avatar, Conan the Barbarian) and Corbin Bleu (Dancing with the Stars, High School Musical) this 2013 feature film had a limited theatrical run last year and recently premiered to great ratings on Chiller TV in January. The synopsis (in case you haven’t seen it): A young man acquires a mystical “monkey’s paw” talisman that grants its possessor three wishes and finds his world turned upside down after his first two wishes result in a co-worker being resurrected from the dead who commits murder.
For those keeping score of our “Summer of Fear” release schedule so far, here are the titles (starting in May through Aug): Final Exam, Evilspeak, House in the Alley, Nosferatu, Sleepaway Camp, Ravenous, Dog Soldiers, Ginger Snaps, Hellhole, Deadly Eyes, The Final Terror, Lake Placid and Phantom of the Paradise. You will be happy to know that we have 4 retro-films that we have yet to announce planned for Aug (including one that we think will really surprise you) so stay tuned for those reveals in the near future.”