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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.


Derick Martini


Bret Easton Ellis (screenplay), Bret Easton Ellis | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Heathcote ... Chrissie
Lucas Till ... Bobby
Helen Slater ... Diane
Penelope Mitchell ... Tracy
Mark L. Young ... Ian
Zane Holtz ... Guy
Martin Spanjers ... David
Jeff Staron ... Ezra
Marcus Giamatti ... Rich
Tom Arnold ... Charlie
Kevin Zegers ... Chuck
Sean A. Rosales ... Mike (as Sean Rosalies)
Joel Michael Kramer Joel Michael Kramer ... Ryan (as Joel Kramer)
Steven Martini ... Detective Libretti (as Steve Martini)
Jason Dubin ... 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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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines]
Ian: He doesn't deserve you
[stabs Chrissie]
Ian: I've always loved you
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Crazy Credits

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The Wine Maker's Love Song
Written and performed by Tyler Lyle
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It wasn't quite what I expected...but not terrible.
19 June 2020 | by ravenhair702See all my reviews

I always look at the other reviews before I make mine, not that it influences my review, but just to see what others thought. First off, this movie bombed so hard, it hit the basement. 2 Mil to make and worldwide, it made a little over 33 thousand. Yikes. As far as putting this movie in the horror category, Eh, no. I'd have to agree with some reviewers that this more of a revenge movie. I'm a big fan of Lucas Till, who plays in one of my favorite shows, MacGyver. It was good to see at least one person I recognize in this film. I've seen much worse, let me tell you. I was at the very least surprised by the ending. Gotta say, I did NOT see that coming. All in all, it wasn't terrible, but not something i would recommend to a friend to watch. Peace. P.S. I don't normally do this, but I LOVE one reviewers comment about "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye." That was freaking funny!

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21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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