Chiller, the cable network dedicated to horror programming, has discovered the Monkey’s Paw, and is exploring the human senses.
THR writes that “Terra Nova” alum Stephen Lang and “High School Musical” vet Corbin Bleu (Nurse 3D, Scary or Die) lead the cast of Chiller’s original movie “The Monkey’s Paw,” adapted by Macon Blair from a short story by W.W. Jacobs. We first broke the news here with a detailed plot synopsis.
“The film centers on Jake Tilton (C.J. Thomason), who acquires a mystical “monkey’s paw” talisman that grants its possessor three wishes and finds his world upside down after his first two wishes result in his co-worker Tony Cobb (Lang) being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using hte final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates intoo relentless murder — forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones.” Michelle Pierce, Tauvia Dawn, and Charles S. Dutton also star.
“The Monkey’s Paw,” produced by Ross Otterman for TMP Films and directed by Brett Simmons (Husk), will premiere on Chiller in 2013.
Additionally, Chiller has teamed with six filmmakers to make five shorts for its first anthology film about the human sesnses, “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear,” being eyed for a 2013 launch. YellowBrickRoad‘s Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton will take on Hearing, Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teenage Romance ) with Touch, Eric England (Madison County) with Taste, Nick Everhart (Slash-in-the-Box) with Smell and Miko Hughes with Sight.