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Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)

R | | Horror | October 2002 (USA)
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A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.

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Aunt Nelly
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Sheriff Murphy
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Old Man Prichard
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Jeremiah Stone
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Caleb
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Reverend Sutter
Brad H. Arden ...
Forty-Niner
Sean Hines ...
Nick Berman
Carrie Bradac ...
Claire Berman
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Axl (as Steve Wastell)
Sangie ...
Tori
Rick Majeske ...
Hayden (as Rich Majeske)
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Rox Ann
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Eve
Shadrach Smith ...
Jared
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A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.

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Rated R for horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Curse of the 49er  »

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The gang drives out to the campsite in the explorer. As Axel and Eve get out of the passenger side rear door, the reflection of the boom mic can be seen in the small door window. See more »

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Not an atrocious horror film, just a generic one
23 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Curse of the Forty-Niner" doesn't really deserve a long and detailed review, so I'll just make some random observations about it:

  • Cool opening credits.




  • No plot.




  • Is there anyone who's ever seen a horror film before and can't guess,


within the first 20 minutes, who will survive and who will not among this group of walking stereotypes?

  • Hey, that newcomer (Alexandra Ford) is pretty hot!




  • Richard Lynch (made-up to look about 100 years old) and John Phillip


Law have fun, tongue-in-cheek cameos.

  • Karen Black has a bigger role, but she's not fun - she's rather


embarrassing.

  • Martin Kove is on-screen for about 40 seconds, but still got his name


on the video cover. Did they pay him for this appearance or was it the other way around?

  • I hate cheap computer-generated effects in horror films.




*1/2 out of 4.


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