Cauchemares (Cathy's Curse) (1977)





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One man's past comes back to haunt his family in this low-budget Canadian horror story. George Gimble was just five years old in 1947 when his mother abandoned her husband and young daughter, taking George with her. George's father and sister drove off into the night to look for them, but died in a freak auto accident. Thirty years later, George (Alan Scarfe) is married to Vivian (Beverly Murray), an unhappy woman who is recovering from a nervous breakdown, and they have a seven-year-old daughter, Cathy (Randi Allen), who keeps to herself. George has moved his family into the house his parents used to own, and before long Cathy finds a ragged old doll that she carries with her at all times. The doll carries the ghost of George's late sister, and as the angry spirit takes control of Cathy, the child develops demonic powers and uses them to punish her parents and playmates. Shot in Montreal, Cathy's Curse (aka Cauchemares) was the first English-language project from French director Eddy Matalon. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Pretty bland, it gets creepy at points but doesn't stick with the same scare. The little girl is very annoying and hard to watch, and the dialog is pretty unbearable as well. Typical plot with an alright story, but the execution fails at making it enjoyable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

There are B movies and the there are worst then B movies, and this one is worst then that. My copy is from the Mill Creek Chiller Classic 50 pack. This movie is filmed in color, mine came in pink, green, brown, dark brown and darker brown, in other words the color sucked. Its another daughter possessed, hates Mom, loves Dad movie. Special effects very basic with early 70's video game audio sounds. Filmed in Canada in 1977. An excellent write up of this movie can be found on. Its 2 star special.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Poor horror films that creates little atmosphere and is nor very eerie or frightening. It's too tame. The acting isn?t very good and the low budget effects the film?s impact. The score is too much and doesn?t enhance the film, it?s distracting. It fails in all departments to deliver a horror film with any punch.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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