The Curse

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

The directorial debut of actor David Keith (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, FIRESTARTER), this nauseating little movie was shot on Keith's own property in Tennessee, with interiors filmed in Rome. Set on a lonely farm, the film stars young Wil Wheaton (STAND BY ME) as an unhappy boy whose miserable home life is further complicated by...read more

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The directorial debut of actor David Keith (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, FIRESTARTER), this nauseating little movie was shot on Keith's own property in Tennessee, with interiors filmed in Rome. Set on a lonely farm, the film stars young Wil Wheaton (STAND BY ME)

as an unhappy boy whose miserable home life is further complicated by a mysterious meteorite that crashes on the property and infects his family, turning them into murderous zombies. Director Keith and screenwriter David Chaskin's (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET II) attempt to comment on the seedy

underbelly of the American family farm is suitably claustrophobic and effective in the early going, but then collapses once the meteor hits, becoming just another predictable, gross, silly, and ultimately forgettable little horror film. The last 15 minutes are almost totally incoherent, giving the

impression that the film was slapped together hastily. The gore effects by Franco Ruffini are predictably disgusting.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The directorial debut of actor David Keith (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, FIRESTARTER), this nauseating little movie was shot on Keith's own property in Tennessee, with interiors filmed in Rome. Set on a lonely farm, the film stars y… (more)

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