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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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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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No one believed him. Now, no one's left to save him. See more »

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

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$1,930,001
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Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis says the film was inspired by the social crisis of the farmers during the Ronald Reagan administration in the United States during the 1980s. See more »

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When Zachary looks out of his bedroom window at the glowing meteorite, the cameraman is reflected in the window. See more »

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Dr. Alan Forbes: Nathan, what is wrong with your chickens?
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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On Daddy's Farm
By Deborah H. Barkat
Courtesy of Barkst - Mac Kechnie
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Pleasant surprise
1 May 2017 | by See 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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