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Blood Curse (2006)

Coisa Ruim (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 2 March 2006 (Portugal)
A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Luz ... Xavier Oliveira Monteiro
Manuela Couto Manuela Couto ... Helena Oliveira Monteiro
Sara Carinhas Sara Carinhas ... Sofia
Afonso Pimentel ... Rui
João Santos João Santos ... Ricardo
José Pinto José Pinto ... Father Vicente
João Pedro Vaz João Pedro Vaz ... Father Cruz
Elisa Lisboa Elisa Lisboa ... Dulce
Filipe Duarte ... Luis
Gonçalo Waddington ... António
Maria d'Aires Maria d'Aires ... Rosa
Miguel Borges Miguel Borges ... Ismael
Rafaela Santos Rafaela Santos ... Ismael's Wife
Orlando Costa Orlando Costa ... Sr. Costa
Lia Franco Lia Franco ... Baby


A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Horror | Mystery


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

2 March 2006 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Seia, Portugal

Company Credits

Production Co:

Madragoa Filmes See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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11 November 2007 | by Misteriomag32See all my reviews

This movie had so much potential... I really don't know what to say, because on the first minutes I was so captivated, I thought that this was it!: Portuguese cinema took a giant leap, and who could have guessed, on the suspense/horror/supernatural genre! The photography was top notch I'd say, and the sound, the acting... all these technical elements brought to life a simply Portuguese rural town with a creepy, eerie atmosphere. Still, it seems that the people behind this project didn't go beyond that! The story seems interesting enough in the first minutes, but then it just keeps dragging on! No real scary scenes at all! And the ending? It was predictable (sorry, it was! Everything pointed out to that one character I won't mention here), and it just didn't justify the time wasted on the movie.

Overall: technically good, but too dull and dead to even recommend someone to see it. I'm really sad, because I'm still waiting for the big jump of the Portuguese cinema... and this one was not it.

Next time, try to focus more on the story.

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