A spine-chilling tale of greed, magic and loss. Taken from the short story “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W. Jacobs. This is a familiar story about Greed…..we always think we could have should have MORE than we already have. Human nature doesn’t change and sadly Greed is built into our DNA! WW Jacobs was a prolific writer of short stories, of which this The Monkey’s Paw, which we renamed Beware of What You Wish For is the most famous. He started life working as a clerk for the Post Office…most writers had to have a ‘day job’, brave were those who relied on their writing as a means of income until they were famous. Eventually he became financially secure enough to quit the Post Office.
MAKING OF BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR also known as THE MONKEYS PAW
Making feature films for the Internet always seemed a good idea to me and clearly with the success of Amazon and Netflicks, I have been proved correct!
My old friend Patricia Doyle from RADA days and I got together to write a series of adapted classic short horror stories, adapted from some of the masters who wrote them. The criteria was: small casts, few locations and costs within our small budget. We agreed our first script, Pat would direct and I would produce and act in this our premier production.
Here is an interview filmed recently with me and Lance Thompson talking about the making of BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR
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