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Old 10-22-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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There's a new movie coming out in which someone comes with a box. In the box is a button. The person is told if she presses the button in the box she'll receive a million dollars but someone she doesn't know will die. I seem to remember seeing this story before but don't remember where. In the story, the person presses the button. The man returns for the box and hands over the money. The person asked what the man will do with the box. He says he'll pass the box onto another person, someone he doesn't know and that's how the story ended.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Its called "The box"
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Its called "The box"
Directed by the guy who did Donnie Darko. What would you do? Press it or not?
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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The Box

It's based on a short story by Richard Matheson. Note: There is a plot synopsis in the Richard Matheson link, so don't read it if you don't want any spoilers.

It also was a Twilight Zone episode, Button, Button. In that episode, the ending was different.

It reminds me a lot of the turn of the century short story called The Monkey's Paw.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I remember something about The Monkey's Paw!! If I remember correctly, it was pretty creepy, wasn't it?



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The Box

It's based on a short story by Richard Matheson. Note: There is a plot synopsis in the Richard Matheson link, so don't read it if you don't want any spoilers.

It also was a Twilight Zone episode, Button, Button. In that episode, the ending was different.

It reminds me a lot of the turn of the century short story called The Monkey's Paw.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Directed by the guy who did Donnie Darko. What would you do? Press it or not?

Id press the damned button until it was broken
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I remember the Twilight Zone episode. I was wondering how they were going to make a feature film out of it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:40 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I remember something about The Monkey's Paw!! If I remember correctly, it was pretty creepy, wasn't it?
heh
It gives new meaning to the phrase "be careful what you wish for."
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Yes, I remember those other versions as well and they gave me nightmares.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Funny, my DH said that would be a rip off of the twilight zone though i didn't remember that particular episode.

I'd be tempted to press it, but too chicken in the end.
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