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The Curse (1987)

When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves.

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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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From the darkest part of the heavens, terror has arrived. See more »

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11 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,169,922, 13 September 1987, Limited Release

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$1,930,001
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Trivia

Despite the titles, all three sequels have nothing to do with this original film or each other. All the sequels used the "Curse" name to capitalize on the cult success of the original. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Nathan Hayes: What's the matter?
Zachary Hayes: It tastes funny.
Nathan Hayes: What tastes funny?
Zachary Hayes: The water.
Nathan Hayes: It's the minerals in it. It's good for you.
Alice Hayes: It makes the vegetables taste weird.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

High School Confidential
Written by Ron Hargrave and Jerry Lee Lewis
Performed by David Keith and Willie And The Poor Boys
Penron Music (BMI)
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Big Suprises Come in Small Packages!
28 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

At first when I saw it at the movie store I thought it was gonna be lame and boring, but something told me to rent it. When I saw it I was suprised. It was an enjoyable film to watch. Now it's not the best horror movie ever made but it was good enough to buy and put in my movie collection. So if you want a good creepy movie, rent it, it's worth it!


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