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Cathy's Curse (1977)

R | | Horror | July 1980 (USA)
A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her aunt, who died as a child in a car accident. Soon, people around her begin to mysteriously die off.

Director:

Eddy Matalon

Writers:

Myra Clément (screenplay), Eddy Matalon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Scarfe ... George Gimble
Beverly Murray ... Vivian Gimble (as Beverley Murray)
Randi Allen ... Cathy Gimble
Dorothy Davis ... Mary
Mary Morter ... Medium
Roy Witham ... Paul
Bryce Allen Bryce Allen ... Amie de Cathy
Sonny Forbes Sonny Forbes ... L'inspecteur (as Sony Forbes)
Robert V. Girolami Robert V. Girolami ... (as Bob Gerolami)
Renée Girard Renée Girard ... Mme Burton
Linda Koot Linda Koot ... Laura
Jeffrey LaFlamme Jeffrey LaFlamme
Peter MacNeill ... Gimble en 1935 (as Peter McNeil)
Lisa Nickelt Lisa Nickelt ... Amie de Cathy
Hubert Noël ... Le docteur
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Storyline

A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her aunt, who died as a child in a car accident. Soon, people around her begin to mysteriously die off.

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She has the power...to terrorize. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

The only film of Randi Allen (Cathy) See more »

Quotes

Cathy Gimble: Go on, you filthy female cow. Make us laugh!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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dolls are scary
24 October 2003 | by nromanoskySee all my reviews

Even though this film is cheesey and uber-low budget, it's not too bad. Although many of the scenes are more than shades of The Exorcist, Omen, Carrie, and The Fury, there are some unique moments that gave me the shivers (such as the snake-and-rats scene and when Cathy appears and disappears before her mother on the steps). The low-budget, grainy film quality and super cheesey "score" are at the same time distracting and effective, and although the gore quotient is modest, it's gross fun when you get it. The editing and story are a little loose and sloppy at times, but not so much that you want to give up on the film. Sometimes, these weaknesses create an (I'm guessing) unintentional ambiguity that adds to the spooky fun.

In my world, haunted kids and (even more so) freaky-looking dolls are always the makings of a good horror film. This film has both in spades. I found it on Brentwood's "Possesion" 4-movie DVD set, which is a steal at $8. Don't expect winning performances or slick effects, but check it out if you want some good B horror movie fun.


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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD840,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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