Wednesday, 25 July 2012
'The Monkey's Paw'
Just in case you hadn't noticed, on the YouTube bar to the right you'll find - among other stuff - a dramatisation of that old warhorse 'The Monkey's Paw'. I know we all know it, but sometimes it can be fun to reacquaint ourselves with a time-honoured classic, much as it can be surprising to re-visit a place we knew well when we were young. (If you're still young, ignore that last bit.) Anyway, I think this particular adaptation, from the Canadian series Nightfall, is pretty good. Also, I found a rather neat picture of W.W. Jacobs himself, and was surprised to find him a rather handsome chap.