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Cathy's Curse (1977)

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


Eddy Matalon


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

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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 Hubert Noël ... Le docteur


A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her dead aunt, who died in a car accident. Soon members of her family begin to mysteriously die off.

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




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Release Date:

July 1980 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


CAD 840,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mme Gimble: Well, if it isn't the great medium as so... medium... i'd say extra rare piece of shit!
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"Your Mother is a SL*T!!!"
2 August 2005 | by chris-2512See all my reviews

No, I'm not insulting your mother with that summary. That golden prose is actually uttered (poorly) by Cathy's drunk driving father to his psychic/psychotic child in the first five minutes of the film. It's a pretty good encapsulation of what you're getting yourself into.

Amazingly, I forced some friends to watch this and they actually made it to the end. Unfortunately, some of them only squeezed by, relieving their frustration by punching chairs, screaming into pillows and then, when all else failed to relieve their seething rage, they physically attacked me. Lets just say, I'm not allowed to pick the movies at the video store anymore. Along with the freakish "Pieces" and Doris Wishman's "A Night to Dismember", this film is basically the worst horror film ever made. That might be a pretty bold statement, but Cathy's Curse is a pretty bold movie. The car crash at the beginning of the film is so poorly shot and edited, it will probably give some of you seizures.

Of course the only way to watch this film is on the worst print you can find. I strongly suggest the Brentwood release. The full-frame, non-pan and scan makes the dialogue even more hilarious when it's coming from talking noses at opposing ends o the screen.

As a Canadian, there's no excuse for this exercise in crap.

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