5.1/10
2,497
71 user 48 critic

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.

Director:

David Keith

Writer:

David Chaskin (screenplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After being bitten by a radioactive snake, a young man begins to spawn snake-like creatures with a vicious, murdeous nature.

Director: Frederico Prosperi
Stars: Jill Schoelen, J. Eddie Peck, Jamie Farr
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

Director: Jeff Kanew
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell
Conjurer (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After moving to the country to start life anew after their child's death, photographer Shawn Burnett and his wife, Helen, begin to suspect that a ramshackle cabin on their property is ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Hutchison
Stars: Andrew Bowen, Maxine Bahns, John Schneider
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A Minister's family is killed by Arab terrorists, and he takes revenge.

Director: Peter Maris
Stars: Ken Abraham, Ned Beatty, Brodie Greer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A look into the possibility that aliens are actually demonic spirits merely pretending to be extraterrestrials.

Director: Gary Bates
Stars: Gary Bates, Robert Carter, Joseph Darnell
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins
Like Son I (2016)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A local Sheriff decides to right the wrongs in the small town prior to his demise, unbeknownst to him, the Deputy, his son is hot on his heels in pursuit and alerts the Attorney General, who happens to turn a blind eye to the Sheriff.

Director: John Schneider
Stars: Laura Cayouette, Joe Chrest, Ann Dalrymple
Cocaine Wars (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A DEA undercover agent who works for the biggest cocaine exporter of the region refuses to perform a hit for the drug lord. The assignment becomes personal and decides to strike back before it's too late.

Director: Héctor Olivera
Stars: John Schneider, Kathryn Witt, Royal Dano
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young man finds himself torn between his current girlfriend and an old flame at a funeral of friend where lifestyles and attitudes clash over a long weekend in this faith-based dramedy.

Director: Carey Scott
Stars: John Schneider, David A.R. White, Staci Keanan
H2O Extreme (2009)
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young man gets one last shot to become a professional water skier, but has to overcome his family and the rigors of the pro circuit to see if he has what it takes.

Director: William Scharpf
Stars: Chris Carmack, Nikki Griffin, Rider Strong
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.

Director: Jim Drake
Stars: Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy
Hardflip (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After growing up with his single mom, skateboarder Caleb, 18, finds his busy, rich architect dad. He contacts him, when his mom's hospitalized with cancer. He joins a skateboard competition, when rent's up.

Director: Johnny Remo
Stars: Randy Wayne, John Schneider, Rosanna Arquette
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It took seed...now it needs to feed. (UK) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1988 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Well See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,169,922, 13 September 1987

Gross USA:

$1,930,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,930,001
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Contrary to the actual films credits, producer Ovidio G. Assonitis said in an interview that Lucio Fulci was not his partner on producing the film. He states that Fulci was only the director of the second unit. See more »

Goofs

Near the film's climax, the family farm is enveloped in 'fog'. The house is revealed as a miniature when a crewman's arm and a bucket of dry ice pop out from the left side of the model. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Hayes: Biscuits a little dry this morning Frances. You Forget to add something?
See more »

Alternate Versions

The MGM DVD features additional footage and an alternate ending previously missing from other versions. See more »

Connections

Version of Monster of Terror (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)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


28 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 71 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed