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Hangman's Curse (2003)

Hangman's Curse (2003)

Hangman's Curse




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A family of paranormalists investigates the strange goings-on at a high school still reeling over a student's very public suicide in this teen thriller. Hangman's Curse concerns the further exploits of the Veritas Group, a loose collective of people committed to researching supernatural mysteries. The group's members include the Springfield family -- parents Nate (David Keith) and Sarah (Mel Harris) and Elisha (Leighton Meester) and Elijah (Douglas Smith) -- whose current assignment takes them to the aforementioned high school. There, they find that Abel, the teen who took his life, had been long ostracized by various cliques in the school -- jocks, popular kids, and the like -- all of whom are falling prey to mysterious ailments. As Nate and Sarah watch from the sidelines, it's up to Elisha and Elijah to pose as students to get inside the mystery. Hangman's Curse was based on the novel by Christian author Frank Peretti.more
Rating: PG-13 (for elements of violence/terror and for brief drug material)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Kathy Mackel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 30, 2004
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David Keith
as Nate Springfield
Mel Harris
as Sarah Springfield
Leighton Meester
as Elisha Springfield
Douglas Smith
as Elijah Springfield
Bobby Brewer
as Leonard Baynes
Frank Peretti
as Professor Algernon
Daniel Farber
as Norman Bloom
Edwin Hodge
as Blake Hornsby
Andrea Morris
as Crystal Sparks
Frank Peretti
as Professor Algernon
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Critic Reviews for Hangman's Curse

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Glacial pacing and a series of highly unlikely plot contrivances manage to obscure positive attributes and leave you feeling like you've just seen a rather mediocre TV movie-of- the-week.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

We definitely could use more wholesome teenage flicks, but Hangman's Curse is just plain hokum -- not so much for the values it tries to convey, but the slipshod way it conveys them.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... [these] are Christian filmmakers stooping to use the same manipulative storytelling tactics that anti-Christian filmmakers often use to express their own bias.

Full Review… | September 19, 2007
Christianity Today

The film does keep viewers' attention, and has some shining scenes. But it might also leave readers wondering how a pretty good book ended up as a not-so-great movie.

Full Review… | September 25, 2006
Christianity Today

Unless you suspend all rationality, The Hangman's Curse makes little sense

Full Review… | March 16, 2004

Audience Reviews for Hangman's Curse


Quite interesting

Leo L

Super Reviewer

I'm SUPER afraid of spiders!!! In that aspect...this movie scared the crap out of me. Other than that...it was pretty dumb. I watched it years ago.

Jasmine Dick

I liked the concept of this movie: a family that investigates supernatural events. The execution of the idea led much to be desired. Too much of the movie was cliched and unbelievable. The family all arriving at the school at the same time, not trying to hide that they are all connected, yet still being able to get kids to trust them... it all combined to stretch the credibility to the limits. The Christian themes were very welcome, however as a result, you just knew there would be a resolution that was not supernatural. The acting is merely okay. Watch it on a slow night and keep your expectations on the lower end.

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