YMMV / The Monkey's Paw

  • Fridge Horror: The wording of Mr. White's last wish isn't stated. If it was something along the lines of "I wish my son back to the grave" rather than wishing he was dead again, knowing the Literal Genie, his son is not only still horribly mutilated, but possibly buried alive.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Imagine seeing your son turning into a zombie because of your wish. Imagine seeing what he looked like, had they opened the door. He was caught in machinery and the accident was implied to be so bad that he was basically delicatessen fare at the end of it. Now think of that thing walking up to your door and knocking on it.
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