The Curse (1987)

18K
Share
Copy the link

The Curse: Directed by David Keith. With Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare, Cooper Huckabee. When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it’s connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves.

“This movie is about a family living on a farm in the country: a husband, wife, and two sons and a daughter. The father, being an EXTREMELY religious type, finds out that his wife is cheating on him. Not long after that, a meteor hits the backyard (how stereotypical can you get?) and begins to pollute the water and the vegetables. Those who eat the vegetables and drink the water slowly turn into hideous, slime-spewing homicidal mutants!!!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDuh-Duh-Duhhnn! Iu0026#39;m guessing that maybe this meteor is supposed to be a punishment from God (or so the husband says.) u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEveryone but the younger brother and his sister eat the food and drink the water from the farm. First, the fruits and vegetables start to rot/become infested with insects/fill up with brownish fluid. Next, the chickens attack the daughter, and the horse kicks one of the brothers. After that, the cows become sick and start spewing up maggots. By this time, the mother, who was infected first Iu0026#39;m guessing, starts to break out in these nasty little blisters. Eventually, she starts talking in gibberish, eats with her fingers and tries to stitch a cloth to her hand, then she tries to kill her husband. The husband puts her in the shed for the next few days. The next person to show signs of infection is the brother, who starts acting like more of a buttmunch than usual. A dog on their farm kills a traveling salesmanu0026#39;s assisstant, and the wife ends up munching the salesmanu0026#39;s guts. When the husband finds out he moves his wife to the attic. Meanwhile, the main character (Will Wheaton) tries to figure out how to save his sister from his now-criminally insane family. That night, his father finds him in the shed looking for his mother. Then he notices that his son has a backpack filled with evil, sinful, store-bought food. His father tells him heu0026#39;s unappreciative and tries to beat him. When that fails, he tries to kill him. The brother is able to hold him off until the house starts collapsing. A friend of the family comes by to save Will Wheaton and his sister, but Will says he has to save his mother. He goes up to the attic, and in one of the most creepy scenes of the movie, he watches his mother rot away into a puddle of black goo. He escapes just in time to watch the house sink into the ground, sending his unholy kinfolk into redneck hell!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI liked this movie, it WAS poorly acted, but it was far-fetched to begin with. There are some genuinely nasty moments that will make your skin crawl. For instance, after the chickens attack the little girl the camera zooms in as their eyes collapse in the sockets and start bleeding this nasty yellow goop. Or the scene where the cowu0026#39;s udder splits open and locusts fly out. Or the scene where the mother cuts open a head of lettuce to reveal itu0026#39;s putrid, rotting innards (and lettuce doesnu0026#39;t even HAVE innards!). The film is very dark in atmosphere and there is a sense of impending doom throughout the whole film, not unlike that of Poltergeist. I give it 6 1/2 out of 10 because the acting, other than that of Wheaton and Akins, was horrendous.”

Comments

Your email address will not be published.