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The Curse (1987)
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The Curse (1987) In this second adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Colour out of Space," a huge, glowing meteorite falls on a farm in Tellico Plains, Tennesse. After the meteorite melts into the soil, strange mutations occur on the farm. The fruit and livestock become filled with maggots, cabbage and chickens become filled with green slime, and certain members of the farm family become swollen, slime-drooling mutants. Now two of the farmer's children who wisely avoided the meteorite's contamination seek outside help.

Movie Tagline:
From the darkest part of the heavens, terror has arrived.

Also Known As:
The Well

Title: Curse, The
Release Date: September 11, 1987
Runtime: 92 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Buried.com Rating: 5.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: R

David Keith

Wil Wheaton ...Zack (as Will Wheaton)
Claude Akins ...Nathan
Malcolm Danare ...Cyrus
Cooper Huckabee ...Forbes
John Schneider ...Willis
Amy Wheaton ...Alice
Steve Carlisle ...Davidson
Kathleen Jordon Gregory ...Frances
Hope North ...Esther
Steve Davis ...Mike

Ovidio G. Assonitis
Moshe Diamant
Lucio Fulci
Anselmo Parrinello

David Chaskin
H.P. Lovecraft

Franco Micalizzi

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"On Daddy's Farm"
"High School Confidential"

More Movie Taglines:
  • From the darkest part of the heavens, terror has arrived.
  • No one believed him. Now, no one's left to save him.
  • It takes your body. And your mind. Then it takes you straight to hell...
  • It took seed...now it needs to feed. (UK)
  • a tale of crops, creatures and carnage
Movie Quote(s):
  • Frances Hayes: Everything's gonna be ok Frances... Daddys gonna protect you... sure thing... Hail Mary full of grace, how's your garden grow?
  • Nathan Hayes: What's the matter? Zachary Hayes: It tastes funny. Nathan Hayes: What tastes funny? Zachary Hayes: The water. Nathan Hayes: It's the minerals in it. It's good for you. Alice Hayes: It makes the vegetables taste weird.
  • Dr. Alan Forbes: Nathan, what is wrong with your chickens?
  • Cyrus: What are ya doing back there? Frances Hayes: Connect the dots.
  • Nathan Hayes: Frances! Go up stairs... Pray for Salvation.
Movie Trivia:
  • Wil Wheaton and Amy Wheaton are real-life brother and sister.
  • Wil Wheaton once said that the only good thing about the movie was that his sister got a job on it.
  • Contrary to the actual films credits, producer Ovidio G. Assonitis in an interview says Lucio Fulci was not his partner on producing the film. He states that Fulci was only the director of the second unit.
  • Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis says the film was inspired by the social crisis of the farmers during the Ronald Reagan administration in the United States during the 1980s.
  • Despite the titles, all three sequels have nothing to do with this original film or each other. All the sequels used the "Curse" name to capitalize on the cult success of the original.
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