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Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)

R | | Horror | October 2002 (USA)
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A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.

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John Carl Buechler

Writer:

Antonio Olivas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Black ... Aunt Nelly
John Phillip Law ... Sheriff Murphy
Richard Lynch ... Old Man Prichard
Vernon Wells ... Jeremiah Stone
Martin Kove ... Caleb
Jeff Conaway ... Reverend Sutter
Brad H. Arden Brad H. Arden ... Forty-Niner
Sean Hines Sean Hines ... Nick Berman
Carrie Bradac Carrie Bradac ... Claire Berman
Stephen Wastell ... Axl (as Steve Wastell)
Sangie Sangie ... Tori
Rick Majeske Rick Majeske ... Hayden (as Rich Majeske)
Elina Madison ... Rox Ann
Alexandra Ford ... Eve
Shadrach Smith Shadrach Smith ... Jared
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A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.

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Rated R for horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the 49er See more »

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Tori crashes into the tree and in the side view, the driver's side window is rolled all the way up. But after she crashes, the camera zooms in on the damage and pans over to her head against the steering wheel but now the window is rolled all the way down. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Haven't I seen this one before?
4 November 2018 | by WisdomsHammerSee all my reviews

First of all, this movie isn't meant to be taken seriously and doesn't even take itself all that seriously. In some movies this works brilliantly, but in this it just kind of gets tired. It's not completely unentertaining, but it's nothing you haven't seen before. They fit so many horror movie cliches into the first several minutes of the movie that I thought it was going to be a better horror-comedy than it was, but I found myself groaning more than laughing.

"Prospector slasher movie" is about all you need for a synopsis, honestly. Nothing in this will surprise you.

It was fun to see some B-movie icon appearances like Richard Lynch, Karen Black, and Martin Kove, but their on-screen time is very limited. They easily were the most fun to watch. Fun fact: The prospector slasher is played byVernon Wells, who played Bennett in Commando. Yeah, the "Let off some steam, Bennett" guy. Haha.

The production is good, the main cast is attractive, the cameos are great, and the kill scenes are pretty decent, but in the end, it feels like a movie you've seen a hundred times already.


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