The Curse (1987)





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The family of a young teenager (Wil Wheaton) is transformed into zombies when a meteorite crashes into the water reservoir of a farming community. The film shares little with the others in the series, and was originally titled The Farm.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Claude Akins
as Nathan
Cooper Huckabee
as Dr. Alan Forbes
John Schneider
as Carl Willis
Amy Wheaton
as Alice Hayes
Steve Carlisle
as Charley Davidson
Hope North
as Esther Forbes
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Critic Reviews for The Curse

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"The Curse" works in spite of its troubles, a creeping paranoia enveloping Zack and younger sister Amy as the rest of their family take monstrous turns.

Full Review… | February 23, 2016

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This sci-fi horror film adapting H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space" freaked me out and it's pretty creepy. There were parts where you could tell it was fake, then other times things looked real. Good performances by most of the cast. Paces moves along. Some nice shots of the Tennessee landscape. Good make-up and gross out effects. Director David Keith loosely not only vividly evokes a thick and pungent down-home hillbilly atmosphere, but also does an expert job of creating and sustaining a spooky and unnerving tone.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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This movie starts out kind of boring, but it gets better as it goes on. It's especially exciting at the climax. It might seem weird or confusing at times, but it's pretty good in the end.

Aj V
Aj V

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As a very loose adaption of Lovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space', it sucks. As a low budget 80's sci-fi/horror hybrid, it sucks. Bottom line: it sucks. And it's boring. I'l stick with the completely unrelated and very underrated sequel, Curse II: The Bite.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

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