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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:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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 Well See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,169,922, 13 September 1987

Gross USA:

$1,930,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,930,001
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Technical Specs

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

About 45 minutes in,the young lady goes into the kitchen with a head of cabbage and some tomatoes. When she cuts the cabbage, in a close up, there is slime and goo on the inside. When the camera zooms out the cabbage is clean. See more »

Quotes

Cyrus: What are ya doing back there?
Frances Hayes: Connect the dots.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Version of Colour from the Dark (2008) See more »

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On Daddy's Farm
By Deborah H. Barkat
Courtesy of Barkst - Mac Kechnie
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A Perfectly Absurd, Horror Comedy :-)
4 September 2011 | by manjodudeSee all my reviews

I like 80s horror flicks, they're so unintentionally funny :) It could be either the comical makeup of dead people walking or the monsters or certain scenes intended to be scary but instead leaves you rolling on your stomach.

To me, The Curse, is mostly funny(intentionally or not), part horror but either way, still an absurd movie! Absurd because we've an inconsistent story that messes things up. There's an alien object that crash lands on earth and changes the lives of a farm family for the worse. Which is all fine, but this object is erratic in its destructive nature, thereby giving its victims enough time to flee. It seems to kill people or animals only when it's in the mood :-)

There're certain characters too, after being in important scenes, just disappear from the proceedings after a while, and we've no clue as to what happens to them.

However there're on screen moments that are quite scary, coupled with eerie background score that heightens the anticipation.

And some of the acting also contribute, bringing the fear factor alive in the movie - like Wil Wheaton as Zack, Claude Akins(as the god-fearing, strict stepfather of Zack) and Kathleen Jordon Gregory(as Zack's mother). Kathleen's performance, especially, is the highlight of The Curse.

Also, let's not forget the enough doses of skin show that adds to the excitement or fear...whichever way we want it :p

Verdict: If you've always enjoyed illogical or senseless horror, The Curse perfectly fits the chill, oops...bill :)


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