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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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Complete credited cast:
... Zack (as Will Wheaton)
... Nathan
... Cyrus
... Forbes
... Willis
... Alice
... Davidson
... Frances
Hope North ... Esther
Steve Davis ... Mike
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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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It takes your body. And your mind. Then it takes you straight to hell... See more »

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14 September 1988 (Spain)  »

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

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$1,930,001
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Wil Wheaton once said that the only good thing about the movie was that his sister got a job on it. See more »

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When the meteorite hits the ground the metal arm connected to it can be seen on the left. See more »

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Nathan Hayes: And the third angel sounded, And their fell a great star from heaven, Burning as it were, a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and abound the fountains of waters, and many men died of the waters, Revelations of Saint John, chapter 8. Our fruit is full of Worms, All my animals are dying, devoured by this terrible curse. You Frances, You've turn all nasty and ugly, almost overnight. I can hardly recognize you. You know why Frances? Because God is punishing all of us... Your ...
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Version of La couleur de l'abîme (1983) See more »

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On Daddy's Farm
By Deborah H. Barkat
Courtesy of Barkst - Mac Kechnie
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From the works of H.P. Lovecraft: The Curse!!!
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Curse (1987) was a film that was loosely based upon the short story "The Colour from Outer Space". This seminal horror/science fiction prose was written by the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft. The problem with adapting his original material is that the film makers tinker with success. Whilst a few directors such as Stuart Gordon and Dan O'Bannon have been successful in translating his stories for the silver screen, most of them are pure nonsensical tripe that's best avoided (except for John Carpenter's trilogy of the apocalypse that captures the aura of Lovecraft perfectly).

The Curse had all the makings of being a decent film. But the director and writers just don't fully understand the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Dumbingt down the man's work for a pedestrian horror film just doesn't cut it. Whilst it get's an A for effort it get's an F minus in execution. Bad acting, sloppy direction and lousy dialog dooms this movie from the get go. Better luck next time.

Not recommended, unless you're a H.P. Lovecraft completist.


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