The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)



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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Curse of Downers Grove

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Too dumb to be scary, too listlessly written and directed to be suspenseful and too unpleasant to work as camp ...

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's especially unforgivable when the alleged Indian curse is only a red herring to distract viewers from the more pressing gender-based violence at hand.

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

A messy hash of teen soap opera, stalker thriller and whatnot whose titular possibly-supernatural aspect is basically irrelevant.

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…
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The characters' actions remain incomprehensible, even as they're explicitly laid out.

Aug 20, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The Curse Of Downers Grove is just another lackluster high-school-based thriller like the twenty billion that have come before it.

Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The film sets up this curse hanging over the heads of its central characters, but doesn't plumb it for lingering tension, at least as far as it relates to the actual story.

Aug 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Curse of Downers Grove


Starts off interestingly enough, but quickly gets really confusing. The Native American lore is mentioned several times, but never really comes into play until the end, and at that point the audience has no idea what the hell is going on. It's almost like they deliberately set this up for a sequel that's never going to come. Side note: the main character in this film, Chrissie, is a total badass. It was really entertaining to watch a protagonist in a horror film who actually knows what she's doing.

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