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Blood Curse (2006)
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A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

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Xavier Oliveira Monteiro
Manuela Couto ...
Helena Oliveira Monteiro
Sara Carinhas ...
Sofia
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Rui
João Santos ...
Ricardo
José Pinto ...
Father Vicente
João Pedro Vaz ...
Father Cruz
Elisa Lisboa ...
Dulce
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Luis
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António
Maria d'Aires ...
Rosa
Miguel Borges ...
Ismael
Rafaela Santos ...
Ismael's Wife
Orlando Costa ...
Sr. Costa
Lia Franco ...
Baby
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A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

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31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man brings his wife and kids to their ancestral home in a superstitious village…

As soon as the movie began, it was clear writer Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho was going to exploit all the trappings of his culture. Roman Catholicism, possession, exorcism, village mentality versus city dweller mode of thinking, spiritualism, ghosts, family and superstition versus reality all come into play. The only problem is that we've seen these stories unfold in horrors repeatedly from a slew of other Western, as well as Asian, nations.

He does one thing, however, that is wonderful. The stereotypical villages that tell the city folk they don't belong – or hate them outright – isn't necessarily prevalent. Thankfully, with that hackneyed element not in the picture, I was able to indulge.

The acting was fairly strong, especially by Adriano Luz and Sara Carinhas, though Manuela Couto succumbed to be being far too melodramatic. The story maintained a solid pace with exceptional cinematography by Victor Estevão, capturing the atmosphere of the Monteiro homestead as beautifully as he did the lush countryside. Sadly, suspense and scares were sorely lacking and the end came as no shock.

Tag team directors Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra have definite talent, and I hope they pick a stronger tale for their next outing.


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