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The Curse (1987)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  11 September 1987 (USA)
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Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. ... See full summary »

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Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Crane's family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Crane farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Crane family and the members of the community. Written by Anonymous

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$1,930,001 (USA)
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Wil Wheaton once said that the only good thing about the movie was that his sister got a job on it. See more »

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When Zachary looks out of his bedroom window at the glowing meteorite, the cameraman is reflected in the window. See more »

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Nathan Hayes: [slaps Zachary in the face] We don't bring strangers into our private business unless I say so. Do you understand?
Zachary Hayes: I thought she needed help.
[Nathan slaps Zachary in the face again and then Cyrus trips him]
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"It's in the water!"
15 January 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

A decent, but unspectacular late 80s cheesy low-budget b-grade horror feature starring Wil Wheaton (not too long after the hit movie "Stand by Me"). The peculiar plot is a very loose adaptation of a H.P. Lovecraft short story, and from that the film's pacing can plod about (quite talkie and then there was the family dramas) and throw around some ridiculous and elaborate occurrences. It's the performances that drives this one home and some icky, if tatty make-up FX work latter on (not including some very low-end special effects), but other than that there's not all that much to it. The idea isn't bad, but the execution (outside some well-shot scenes) is sloppy (like the use of slow motion towards the end). A respectable Wheaton makes for an agreeably sympathetic performance and a lively Claude Akins is the opposite as his aggressively headstrong, bible totting step-father. There's good support in the shape of Kathleen Jordon Gregory, Cooper Huckabee, Steve Carlisle and John Schneider. The setting of a remote farm does create a claustrophobic hold, where there's never a sense of feeling secure and surprisingly the night time sequences did draw upon some atmospheric spells. A fruity, small scale Horror/Sci-fi production, which can be a little dull.


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