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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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It takes your body. And your mind. Then it takes you straight to hell... 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

Frances says "Eat your eggs, Wil" to Zach, calling him by the actor Wil Wheaton's name. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Hayes: Frances! Go up stairs... Pray for Salvation.
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Version of Die, Monster, Die! (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

High School Confidential
Written by Ron Hargrave and Jerry Lee Lewis
Performed by David Keith and Willie And The Poor Boys
Penron Music (BMI)
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Pleasant surprise
1 May 2017 | by Smoreni ZmajSee all my reviews

IMDb rating almost kept me away from this jewel. That would be a big mistake. First hour is mystery/drama with SF premise, and then in last 20 minutes it grows into good horror. In my opinion, few scenes with lousy effects should have been skipped and without them movie would be more convincing, but even this way this is the best Lovecraft adaptation I saw so far and one of the best movies in it's class, primarily because of excellent atmosphere it builds and succeeds to maintain on the level till the very end. This one definitely goes to my collection.

7/10 (8,5/10 within the genre)


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