2.3/10
343
6 user 4 critic

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:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Boogeyman (1982)
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman is real and has been killing his children.

Director: Jeff Schiro
Stars: Michael Earl Reid, Bert Linder, Terence Brandy
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Compilation of five horror stories from _"Tales from the Darkside" (1983)_ that takes the viewer into the dark world of vampires, cursed objects and sinister humor. Despite the title, only the final story is by Stephen King.

Directors: Frank De Palma, Jodie Foster, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Miranda Beeson, Bill Cain, Jeff Conaway
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A couple passing through a small Oklahoma town discover that it has been taken over by a homicidal cult that worships a crow god--and that all the cult members are children.

Director: John Woodward
Stars: Eleese Lester, Gabriel Folse, Steven Young
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Two creepy "horror" films joined together by Merlin's Shop which is, in turn, introduced by a Grandpa telling the story.

Director: Kenneth J. Berton
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, George Milan, Bunny Summers
Srazhenie (1986)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man kills a toy designer and steals his latest product. The product, a mini-army complete with weapons, then wages war on the killer.

Director: Mikhail Titov
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare.

Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby
Willa I (2012)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

David goes to find his fiancée, Willa. She has left him at a train station with a group of stranded passengers. He finds her at a local honky-tonk of a club and in his attempt to bring her ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Birk
Stars: Theodore Bouloukos, Gregory M. Brown, Jane Brown
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young man, who has a unique psychic talent, is recruited by a mysterious company. In return, he is given everything he wants, a house, a car, everything. His situation seems ideal, ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. Scott
Stars: Michael Flores, Joe Jones, Cavin Gray
Nightshift Collection (Video 1994)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Stephen King "dollar baby" double bill consisting of Frank Darabont's 'The Woman in the Room' and Jeff Schiro's 'The Boogeyman'

Directors: Frank Darabont, Jeff Schiro
Stars: Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby
Short | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Andrew Newman
Stars: Seamus Mulholland, Andrew Newman, Alison Greenbaum
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man, upon learning of the suicide of his sister, flashes back to a summer when they were kids and he saved her from falling from a dilapitated ladder.

Directors: Jim Cole, Daniel Thron
Stars: Adam Houhoulis, Melisa Whelden, Nat Wordell
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A man hires a one man lawn care service who turns out to be a dangerous religious psycho.

Director: James Gonis
Stars: Andy Clark, Helen Hanft, E.D. Phillips
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Mendelsohn ...
David Andrews (as Bob Mendlesohn)
Vicki Saputo ...
Susan
Struan Robertson ...
Michael Andrews
Bruce Parry ...
Pete
Madelon Phillips ...
Adrianne
J. Renee Gilbert ...
Grandma
Marlene Ryan ...
Marge
Stuart White ...
Manager
Caris Palm ...
Girl in Store
Barry Chandler ...
Guy in Car
Olwen Morgan ...
Elmira Johnson
Ángeles Olazábal ...
Girl on Bike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Pincushion Man (voice) (archive sound)
Edit

Storyline

An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife to carry out its plans.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This "gift" could scare a "Gremlin" away! See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Devil's Gift - Der Höllendämon...  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot on a horse ranch owned by the director's mother. See more »

Goofs

When David gets out of the crevasse, the sky is gray and cloudy with rain, lightning, and thunder. When the tree falls toward David, the sky behind is crystal blue. See more »

Connections

Features Za Urutoraman (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Only Roses for You
Music & Lyrics by Paul Friedman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good
2 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid; I was born in 1985, so when I saw this I was like "cool" and it still is for the time it was created in. The concept was quite rare back then, a spirit possessing a doll. Back then horror was done right, with the focus on scaring the audience via emotion instead of over the top CGI. This is a gem, similar to the entity & wish master.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017