The Curse of El Charro (2005)

The Curse of El Charro

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The vengeful curse of a 19th Century Mexican land baron reaches through time to place the grip of death on a contemporary college student in director Rich Ragsdale's tale of a love most gruesome. It was a long time ago that wealthy land baron El Charro lusted after the most beautiful woman in the land, but his motives were impure and the woman's firm rejection is simply more than his fragile psyche can take. Driven to psychosis by his unrequited love, the unhinged baron embarks on a brutal … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan R. Johnson, Ryan Johnson
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On DVD: Oct 3, 2006
Runtime:

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Cast


as El Charro

as Christina

as Maria

as Bartender

as Mistress of Salvatio...

as Messenger

as Maria

as Archangel Michael

as Seraph Bartender

as Maria

as Dancing Albino

as El Charro, El Charro...
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All Critics (2)

A nonsensical supernatural horror film void of any direction and pure suspense...

Full Review… | October 27, 2007
Cinema Crazed

You have to sit through a whole lot of migraine material to get to the goods.

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
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Did anyone else think that the movie was leading up to the roommate being involved somehow in the whole El Charro thing. Here's some suspicious things:

1. Forces lead to go on vacation with 2 people who despise her. That should be relaxing. 2. Takes her out to the desert where El Charro dwells. 3. Goes to her uncle's house with religious statues and altars all over the place. Totally normal, and of course the uncle is never seen (perhaps the religious items were taken from the director's home) 4. Shoves any type of pill down her good friend's throat, even going so far as to trust the evil goth girl, who spits on the ground she walks on, for sleeping pills 5. Low angle shot of roommate looking down at suffering friend smiling and saying "That's what friends are for." 6. Disappears completely for about a third of the final act (When she shows up again she was just showing some dude the house, for 115 hours!) 7. Suddenly changes from good girl to bar tramp, ready to get it on on the hood of a car in front of the house in a clearly lit area. Certainly she'd have to know everyone is dead to do that. 8. Killed off screen (for the life of me I couldn't understand why she was screaming since she was clearly hiding some nefarious, evil pact with the creature)

Probably, to answer my own question, she was just a poorly conceived character like the rest of the cast (these people make the cast of The Squid and the Whale seem like Leave it to Beaver. What a bunch of you-know-what-holes). I think this is an example of a the main creative forces (if you wanna call em that) behind the project dumbing themselves down to work in such a shoddy genre. They sat on their pedestals and knew they were only making a lousy horror movie, so don't get worried about anything, those horror idiots will eat up anything. Well, I'll make an agreement, stay out of my genre, and I'll stay out of pretentious student films.

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Christopher Brown

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This reeks of a pompous, student-ish attempt at filmmaking, with all the accompanying, hackneyed cliches you'd expect. And this is coming from someone who watches enough Showtime Beyond to have developed a tolerance for B-grade sci-fi and horror. There are a number of aimless plot twists and the random introduction of characters who contribute nothing to the plot. This was undoubtedly meant to create atmosphere, but it simply comes off as pointless. There is no character development whatsoever, and each and every character in this movie remains an unlikeable, one-dimensional caricature for its duration. Because of this you can't really relate to, or empathize with any of the characters, let alone feel any satisfaction when they meet their gruesome ends. And what is Danny Trejo doing lending his voice to this piece of cinematic garbage? I hope he has a new agent.

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Aaron Hilbun

a movie that is bad at everything. so bad its not scary but its sooo bad bad that its not even funny... its just crap. bad acting, bad effects, bad make up, bad music, bad story telling. i couldn't believe at the end of the movie an angel apperas to save the day... wow. this movie is crap. stay away... horrible costume design. to much profanity which is unneeded. idiot college girls... just everything was wrong..

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Vincent Tilghman

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