The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

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"The Curse of Sleeping Beauty" is an entirely new, dark vision of the classic Brothers Grimm adventure. Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations -- only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as "protector" -- the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay -- Thomas must unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.

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Cast

Ethan Peck
as Thomas
India Eisley
as Sleeping Beauty / Briar Rose
Zack Ward
as Nathan
Cyd Strittmatter
as Dr. Wessley
Mim Drew
as Katherine Braxton
Ryan Egnatoff
as Veiled Demon
Elizabeth Knowelden
as Veiled Demon
Elizabeth Knowelden
as Veiled Demon
T.J. Vindigni
as Mannequin
Anna Harr
as Young Briar Rose
Olya Lvova
as Braxton's Assistant
Pearry Reginald Teo
as Shadow Djinn
Marc Bowen
as Doctor
Alexandra Bard
as Sunken Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

The latest in a long line of horror films shamelessly ripping off the Brothers Grimm won't leave you believing in fairy tales.

May 13, 2016

Director Pearry Teo, who scripted with Josh Nadler, pushes the brooding atmospherics, entrapping us in so many dingy, dustily lit spaces that, like Thomas, we just want to escape.

May 12, 2016

It doesn't build up enough mythology to be a pure fantasy; it doesn't do enough with the original Brothers Grimm story to be a pure fairy tale; and there aren't enough scares or enough gore to be pure horror.

Jan 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5

Sleeping Beauty is a snoozefest.

Jul 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/5

Runs for less than ninety minutes, but you still might have trouble staying awake through it.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: D

This is one sluggish curse that wouldn't wake even Sleeping Beauty.

May 13, 2016 | Rating: 5/10

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