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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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David Keith

Writer:

David Chaskin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wil Wheaton ... Zack (as Will Wheaton)
Claude Akins ... Nathan
Malcolm Danare ... Cyrus
Cooper Huckabee ... Forbes
John Schneider ... Willis
Amy Wheaton ... Alice
Steve Carlisle ... Davidson
Kathleen Jordon Gregory ... Frances
Hope North Hope North ... Esther
Steve Davis Steve Davis ... Mike
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Storyline

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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a tale of crops, creatures and carnage See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1988 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Farm See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$1,930,001
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Cyrus: What are ya doing back there?
Frances Hayes: Connect the dots.
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On Daddy's Farm
By Deborah H. Barkat
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Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere!!
22 June 2005 | by glyptotequeSee all my reviews

There certainly are elements in this film that could have been left out, and the film would have been better off for it; why the cheap monster/demon makeup?(The increasing blisters are great though..) Why having that obnoxious fatso-brother appear in the film at all? And let's face it, the special effects in places were not exactly state of the art either, neither were the editing. So why give it an 8 then? Well my rating couldn't have been any lower, and this is based solely on the fact that the film positively reeks of unique and creepy atmosphere, atmosphere so dark that I put it up there with the Kane-scenes in "Poltergeist 2", and the atmosphere in "Exorcist 3". There truly are some psychotic and memorable scenes. Two that stands out are when the mother of the family tries to " connect the dots" on Cyrus's back, the other is when she sits quietly in the living-room sowing, and then starts to jam the needle and thread into her hands! Excellent! Not to mention the infested fruit and vegetables! All in all,there is in this film a disturbed and unsettling tension that you seldom get to witness in other horror flicks of the same decade, and certainly not in contemporary and crappy Hollywood blockbusters, that's for sure. If you are just curious, rent! If you are a true horror-fan, buy!


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