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The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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A teen angst thriller at a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of a senior every year. Story follows a senior, Chrissie, who is skeptical, and another, Tracy, who believes that she may be the next victim.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chrissie
... Bobby
... Diane
... Tracy
... Ian
... Guy
... David
Jeff Staron ... Ezra
... Rich
... Charlie
... Chuck
... Mike (as Sean Rosalies)
Joel Michael Kramer ... Ryan (as Joel Kramer)
... Detective Libretti (as Steve Martini)
... Detective


Chrissie's last week of high-school in Downers Grove, IL. is a paranoid trip through a small Midwestern town gripped by a 'curse' that claims the life of one high school senior every year. With only five days to graduation, Chrissie Swanson is beginning to wonder if she will be the next victim of the Curse of Downers Grove. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição de Downers Grove  »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale, and Nikki Reed were all cast in the lead female roles when the project was announced in 2011. All dropped out for unknown reasons. See more »

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A fine movie that doesn't want to be categorized
10 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I seem to be one of the few who really enjoys this movie, even its editing, which others seem to hate. 'The Curse of Downers Grove' has a quite unique style of story-telling and doesn't fit into any traditional genre. It's a mixture of mystery, high school dramedy and revenge action thriller with an appealing cast led by the ever charming Bella Heathcote and a terrific Kevin Zegers. The whole cast was assembled aptly and it includes a couple of well-known faces.

'Downers Grove' seems to be advertised as a horror movie, but it's not, although there are a couple of quite gory scenes in it. This movie definitely is different from most others in many ways, much like director Derick Martini's previous effort 'Hick.' The latter movie is also one that polarizes very much. Many love it, many hate it. I enjoyed 'Hick' a lot and think that 'Downers Grove' is equally good and even more ambitious in some ways. The movie is a bit on the short side for my taste, but that is only a minor issue.

I really don't understand why 'Downers Grove' is generally rated very low. The ludicrous score of 4.5/10 on IMDb at the moment certainly does't do the movie that I have seen justice. I very much look forward to Derick Martini's next project, whatever it may be.

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