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Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Crane’s family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Crane farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Crane family and the members of the community.

Also Known As: Проклятие Soviet, The Well, Förbannelsen, Klatwa, La fattoria maledetta, La granja infernal, The Curse, El maleficio, La malédiction céleste, A Sina Maldita, Granja maldita, La maldición, Az átok, The Farm, A Maldição - Raízes do Terror, I katara, The curse - La maledizione

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  • eric
    Eric

    With all the mixed reviews for this movie, I have a question: Does anyone mind if I try to UNMIX them by tossing in my own two cents? No? Alrighty, then. I think The Curse is an awesome movie inspired by a story from master of the macabre H.P. Lovecraft. If I stopped to think about it, I might call it one of the best horror flicks of the 80s, along with its first sequel Curse II: The Bite. The acting is good, despite the fact that no one can top Wil Wheaton in this movie. The plot is cool: A crashed meteorite becomes the ultimate curse for a boy and his family, as its substance comtaminates the water, causes the fruits and veggies to grow at a seemingly miraculous rate, and mutates the farm animals, driving some into a deadly frenzy. When the same terrifying thing starts to happen to members of the household, driving them murderously insane, the boy knows his family is nightmarish trouble. The film is stylishly directed, has some wonderfully slimy and gory special effects, and it was made on a small enough budget to satisfy not only me, but anyone enjoys a low budget spookfest. Enjoy!

  • eric
    Eric

    Horrendous supernatural creepfest is, in my opinion, among the scariest 80s horror films!

  • juhani-toivanen
    juhani toivanen

    A pretty decent Sci-Fi flick for such an obvious mediocre budget. A struggling Tennessee farmer (Claude Akins) is hoping for a bumper crop to help him get out of debt. One of his sons played by Will Wheaton watches a meteorite land near the farm during a heavy storm. The crops and fruit begin to rapidly grow as if some part of a miracle; but the son believes there is something wrong with the veggies and well water that is making the family sick. The young boy and his sister refuse to eat or drink anything from the farm. It is their belief the strange meteorite has plagued the crops. The movie becomes tense and gory with some psychotic images hard to soon forget.

  • prdiip-krssnnaa
    prdiip krssnnaa

    Movies are meant to entertain. This is not Hitchcock but it is entertaining. It keeps moving along and with a little imagination it is pretty creepy. All in all a fun little movie.

  • chad-walker
    chad walker

    Very disapointing,as a Horror Movie Fan I Can tell you there is almost No Gore or Horror in this. There are maybe 3-4 Horror Scenes in this but absolute No Gory scenes or Good Monster effects. Very Boring Movie with annoying characters. This Movie seems for a Good reason forgotten.

  • valda-alksnis
    valda alksnis

    I can’t understand how some people diss this excellent piece of horror history. I remember seeing it when I was around 8 or 9. I still have some nightmares about rotten food, and whenever the water tastes funny, I think of these f*d up religious freaks turning into monsters. Yes, the special effects suck. Yes the acting is bad. But don’t you folks have any imagination? Does someone have to explain to you what happens in a book? Free your minds, you gullible yanks! Without expanding your mind and freeing some space up for imagination, we would only have a hellish society left. Which coincidentally reminds me of some weird dictator-led nation with stars n stripes…

  • manuel-blair
    manuel blair

    I watched this movie for the 1st time yesterday.. I thought that it was a pretty good movie, but no one can dis-regard the fact that it is a classic 80’s cheesy horror movie… having that said I must admit that I did love the movie though. There were parts where you could tell it was fake, then other times things looked real. I think that it is something that if you get the chance to watch it, you should, but I’m sure tons of other people disagree with me. It wasn’t Wil’s best. I think Wil done just fine in the movie, I just think that everything else could have been better like the camera direction and the special effects and stuff. All-in-all, if you want to scare your younger relative, make them watch this movie.

  • coejiweon
    coejiweon

    And more importantly, who the hell cares?!?!? When a film boasts in HUGE letters on the cover that it stars somebody you’ve never heard of, be skeptical.So, why do all these ultra low budget film makers have to torture poor H.P. Lovecraft stories? I mean, is there any excuse for it? I put forward that , no, there is not.This little diamond of poop managed to rope Sheriff Lobo and Luke Duke in to it’s crap-trap. And wow! They got Will Wheaton (so?!?).Okay, it was based on the Colour out of Space (sort of), so, being an HPL fan, I had to get it. Well, I got it….I even went in skeptical, and knowing it was a lame ‘un, but still was disappointed.

  • maurice-hudson
    maurice hudson

    “The Curse”is a total,almost unwatchable garbage,I can’t believe the positive reviews people give it here.The acting is bad,the special effects are lame,and the script is obnoxious and stupid.More boring than scary “The Curse” is one of the lamest horror movies I have seen.Why such great director like Lucio Fulci produced this one is beyond me.Watch it to make fun of it.Not recommended.

  • robert-pettersen
    robert pettersen

    A decent, but unspectacular late 80s cheesy low-budget b-grade horror feature starring Wil Wheaton (not too long after the hit movie “Stand by Me”). The peculiar plot is a very loose adaptation of a H.P. Lovecraft short story, and from that the film’s pacing can plod about (quite talkie and then there was the family dramas) and throw around some ridiculous and elaborate occurrences. It’s the performances that drives this one home and some icky, if tatty make-up FX work latter on (not including some very low-end special effects), but other than that there’s not all that much to it. The idea isn’t bad, but the execution (outside some well-shot scenes) is sloppy (like the use of slow motion towards the end). A respectable Wheaton makes for an agreeably sympathetic performance and a lively Claude Akins is the opposite as his aggressively headstrong, bible totting step-father. There’s good support in the shape of Kathleen Jordon Gregory, Cooper Huckabee, Steve Carlisle and John Schneider. The setting of a remote farm does create a claustrophobic hold, where there’s never a sense of feeling secure and surprisingly the night time sequences did draw upon some atmospheric spells. A fruity, small scale Horror/Sci-fi production, which can be a little dull.

  • mr-michael-walters
    mr michael walters

    What suprises me when reading these comments is the wide array of differing opinions. Either you hated it or you loved it. I for one, loved it. I watched it when I was in junior high and it freaked me out. Every piece of fruit I ate for weeks had to be cut, and if I cut it, I stood as far back as possible. My brother has since bought the movie and whenever we make it out to see eachother that movie comes along. It doesn’t quite freak me out the way it used to, but it still gets to me. Its a great film of metamorphosis, a type of film too under-produced. If you found this film scary I would guess you found other movies of metamorphosis scary, such as The Fly or Leviathan. This movie will never win an oscar, but its got something indescribable and disturbing. As a huge horror film fanatic, I would list The Curse on my top 3.

  • vasyl-vlcek
    vasyl vlcek

    I viewed this movie because John Schneider was in it. He was so cool but the movie wasn’t really scary. That’s ok though cause it doesn’t look like something he’d watch with his family. Keep it between the ditches y’all and Grrreat job John!

  • vincent-melendez
    vincent melendez

    I am 71 as I write this review, and have to admit to having an affinity for low budget sci-fi horror films since my early teens. Starting with “House of Wax” (1954), and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956), I have always been partial to stories where something strange is going on, often called the paranoid plot, and only the main character or hero believes it is not coincidence, but something dangerous or evil.This film, while just so-so in its execution and production values, fulfills the above criteria. Only Wil Wheaton and his sister Amy realize there is something wrong with the water after stuff from a meteor leaks into the ground. When people and animals begin to develop strange symptoms and behaviors, the others are either in denial or attribute it to false causes, such as punishment for sexual sins. There is a creepiness that I found riveting, despite the films many shortcomings. And the special effects, particularly during the first half, while slight, were gross and scary looking. I have always preferred “monsters” that look only a little off from normal people. The overdone collapse of the house near the end was ridiculous, and hurt the movie. Still, I enjoyed the slow buildup and, unlike many other reviewers, found the movie and the idea original and suspenseful. If you are expecting a work of art, stay away.Other Good “B” Low Budget films in this category are: “The Baby” (1973), “Population 436” (2008), Night of the Creeps (1986), “Pulse” (1988), and “Grandmother’s House” (1988). I won’t even try to list the bad movies in this category, since there are so many, and I can’t remember the names of most of those I have seen. The 8 rating is only comparing the film to others in this category, not mainstream movies in general.

  • kopylov-dmitrii-feodosevich
    kopylov dmitrii feodosevich

    A struggling farmer believes God has blessed him when his crops begin to grow substantially after a large meteor lands in his field, dissolving into his soil and water supply after the local doc, Forbes(Cooper Huckabee), pokes a hole in it. The infected water(it’s molecular structure altered by the introduced alien substance from the glowing meteor) causes people and livestock to act irrationally, soon turning violent. Hysteria, dementia, violent mood swings, and skin mutations all result from the infected water.The fruit is worthless internally despite looking ripe and healthy externally. The local realtor and city councilman, Charlie Davidson(Steve Carlisle) woos a TVA water employee, Willis(John Schneider)hoping to get a contract for building a dam in their community.Poor Zack(Wil Wheaton) has to rough it on his own once his mother, Francis(Kathleen Jordon Gregory) becomes “under the weather” and his sister(Amy, Wil’s sis) is assaulted by manic chickens, as Nathan(Akins) and his antagonistic jerk son, Cyrus(Malcolm Danare), both even worse after being infected, torment him through insults and harsh treatment..you see he’s not their blood(..his mother married Nathan, it seems, because they needed support he could give) which means they feel little pity or affection towards him. Nathan is a hard, strict, bible-quoting fanatic who doesn’t want anyone “butting in” to matters he considers private, even if disease and death spread because of the infected water, or what’s evident before him, the fact that his family are afflicted with a plague.Tolerating Claude Akins for the duration of this film proves to be difficult because he’s such a loud and repugnant creature you just want to see suffer in the worst possible way for the problems he causes. And, Wheaton is certainly easy to sympathize with because he’s caught between a rock and hard place, little wiggle room to remove himself as madness evolves all around him. Of course, those involved in attempting to cover up something which could prove harmful regarding future prosperity will get their just desserts. Some really spine-tingling make-up effects showing what the mutations and disease cause to humans(and particularly the fruit and cattle)such as opening wounds bursting forth maggots, slimy puss, and beetles! The climax, as the house literally begins imploding while sinking into the earth, is a bit too much. The hideous nature for which causes mother Francis to deform into a ghastly monstrosity is really potent stuff. I’m sure Akins and Danare’s fate will be met with applause. I do consider The Curse a success in regards to how it can effectively make your skin crawl, but other than that, I find this rather foul in all respects. It seems to suffer post-production problems, in script particularly, as characters vanish, while others make such preposterous choices which could cause irreversible results(..not to mention a ridiculous ending which leads us to believe that nothing was done in regards to the crisis of the film, written off as no threat or danger to the communities surrounding the farm whose soil and water could cause a national outbreak).This is part of a series of films unrelated to each other.

  • paegle-daniels
    paegle daniels

    Lmao!!! You guys think you have it bad watching this thing, I actually spent half my life in the little hick town it was filmed in.Now that is bad. Oddly only a small glimpse of the town is visible in the movie, in the scene where you can see an old barbed wire fence outside of the car window as John Schneider drives down the road… well the hill just above it has contained 3 apartment complexes since around 1992 and I currently reside in one of them.In another scene you can see out the door of the “Inn” (if you can call it that) the old historic Co-Op building which used to be a Railroad Station that was used in the Civil War (tracks have been gone since 1990 or so).Fortunately I did spend the other half of my childhood in various other places across the country.Unfortunately, I am currently residing in good Ole’ Tellico Plains Tennessee again ….. can’t seem to stay out of this place …. aaahhh… omg it is a curse!!!!

  • isabelle-preiss
    isabelle preiss

    I like 80s horror flicks, they’re so unintentionally funny 🙂 It could be either the comical makeup of dead people walking or the monsters or certain scenes intended to be scary but instead leaves you rolling on your stomach.To me, The Curse, is mostly funny(intentionally or not), part horror but either way, still an absurd movie! Absurd because we’ve an inconsistent story that messes things up. There’s an alien object that crash lands on earth and changes the lives of a farm family for the worse. Which is all fine, but this object is erratic in its destructive nature, thereby giving its victims enough time to flee. It seems to kill people or animals only when it’s in the mood :-)There’re certain characters too, after being in important scenes, just disappear from the proceedings after a while, and we’ve no clue as to what happens to them.However there’re on screen moments that are quite scary, coupled with eerie background score that heightens the anticipation. And some of the acting also contribute, bringing the fear factor alive in the movie – like Wil Wheaton as Zack, Claude Akins(as the god-fearing, strict stepfather of Zack) and Kathleen Jordon Gregory(as Zack’s mother). Kathleen’s performance, especially, is the highlight of The Curse.Also, let’s not forget the enough doses of skin show that adds to the excitement or fear…whichever way we want it :pVerdict: If you’ve always enjoyed illogical or senseless horror, The Curse perfectly fits the chill, oops…bill 🙂

  • yuri-carvalho
    yuri carvalho

    Had seen this in the late 80s. Revisted it recently. The movie is about a family who is living on a farmland. The wife is not satisfied by the husband n thus she commits adultery. On the night of the sin, a meteor falls on the farmland n it starts emitting toxins which gets seeped into the ground n mixes with the water. The animals turn sick n aggressive, members of the family gets boils on their faces, the fruits n vegetables gets spoiled. Fulci’s name must have been suffice for those days. The locations were really beautiful. Sometimes I feel like leaving my city life n relocate to a place like this.

  • barbora-krizova
    barbora krizova

    IMDb rating almost kept me away from this jewel. That would be a big mistake. The first hour is a mystery drama with SF premise, and then in the last twenty minutes it grows into good horror. In my opinion, few scenes with lousy effects should have been skipped and without them movie would be more convincing, but even this way this is the best Lovecraft adaptation I saw so far and one of the best movies in its class, primarily because of excellent atmosphere it builds and succeeds to maintain on the level till the very end. This one definitely goes to my collection.7/10 (8,5/10 within the genre)

  • rachel-boyd
    rachel boyd

    The Curse (1987) was a film that was loosely based upon the short story “The Colour from Outer Space”. This seminal horror/science fiction prose was written by the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft. The problem with adapting his original material is that the film makers tinker with success. Whilst a few directors such as Stuart Gordon and Dan O’Bannon have been successful in translating his stories for the silver screen, most of them are pure nonsensical tripe that’s best avoided (except for John Carpenter’s trilogy of the apocalypse that captures the aura of Lovecraft perfectly).The Curse had all the makings of being a decent film. But the director and writers just don’t fully understand the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Dumbingt down the man’s work for a pedestrian horror film just doesn’t cut it. Whilst it get’s an A for effort it get’s an F minus in execution. Bad acting, sloppy direction and lousy dialog dooms this movie from the get go. Better luck next time.Not recommended, unless you’re a H.P. Lovecraft completist.

  • v-takacs-erzsebet
    v takacs erzsebet

    H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space” was the direct influence for this 1980’s science fiction/horror creepy classic. Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me) is a young boy who lives on a farm with his mother and bible-thumping, patriarchal stepfather, Claude Akins and his family, when a sinister meteor falls from the sky which seems to infect the water supply, causing vegetables, cattle and victims to rot from the inside out. Meanwhile, greedy developer, John Schneider wants to buy up the property in order to construct a new dam.This is 1987, the classic year for 80’s horror, and this little film is no exception. It harbors a real deviant and nihilistic quality that makes it disturbing to watch. Icky, gooey slime oozes from vegetables, animals and human beings suggesting the worst effects of a diseased and tragic aftermath of cosmic proportions in the typical Lovecraftian sense. Wil Wheaton portrays the sympathetic protagonist as he must not only confront the terror at hand, but deal with being alienated by his step-family’s cruelty and oppression. With everyone against him and time running out, poor Wil, being the only one intelligent enough not to drink the water or eat the food must convince authorities that something extremely weird is going on. A gloomy ambiance looms over the mood of this lost 80’s gem thanks to Director/Actor, David Keith. Nothing about this film is comforting or reassuring. Spielberg look out!

  • joseph-travis
    joseph travis

    At first when I saw it at the movie store I thought it was gonna be lame and boring, but something told me to rent it. When I saw it I was suprised. It was an enjoyable film to watch. Now it’s not the best horror movie ever made but it was good enough to buy and put in my movie collection. So if you want a good creepy movie, rent it, it’s worth it!

  • elias-jarvinen
    elias jarvinen

    As a Lovecraft fan, and an eighty’s horror fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Yes, it’s sometimes a tad slow, and the effects are low budget by today’s standards, but when the icky, nasty stuff does happen, it’s gleefully gross and morbidly funny.The characters who suffer the most are the ones you WANT to see suffer, (well, most of them, anyway), right from the get-go. I love that; seeing mean, awful, stupid characters just having a horrible time. And they don’t die quickly, oh no. They’re embarrassed, injured, made to look really stupid and THEN killed.If you’ve ever wanted to see a giggling woman sew a sock onto her hand, this is your chance. Or a little girl pecked half to death by chickens, which she could’ve very easily just ran away from. Sure it’s ridiculous, but it’s fun to watch.To my mind this stands on the same ground as “Critters” or “Pet Cemetery Two”. Its production values are low, the script is predictable, and the pace isn’t great, but it is super fun to watch if you like that sort of thing.Plus, if you’re familiar with Lovecraft’s work, this is “The Colour Out Of Space”, minus the color itself. To be fair, when this was made, doing credit to an indescribable, animated color would’ve been very expensive, and it was obvious that this was made on a shoe string.

  • lauren-hawkins
    lauren hawkins

    A meteorite crashes on the farm of the severely dysfunctional Hayes family. The Hayes family are a really messed-up bunch: stern fire-and-brimstone religious zealot patriarch Nathan (essayed with eye-rolling hammy brio by Claude Akins), his smart, but unhappy foster son Zack (a likable performance by Will Wheaton), lusty, faithless, frustrated wife Frances (a deliciously histrionic Kathleen Jordon Gregory), crude, browbeating, moronic son Cyrus (a perfectly hateful Malcom Danare), and cute little daughter Alice (the adorable Amy Wheaton). Some gunk from the meteorite contaminates the water. Pretty soon the crops, animals and even several members of the Hayes family begin to mutate in various disgusting and disturbing ways. Zack must save Alice from his now monstrous and dangerous family. Director David Keith, loosely adapting H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Colour Out of Space,” not only vividly evokes a thick and pungent down-home hillbilly atmosphere, but also does an expert job of creating and sustaining a spooky and unnerving tone. Moreover, Keith stages a few shock set pieces with considerable flair and skill; an attack by hostile chickens and the infamous worms-in-the-apples sequence are especially nasty and memorable. The over-the-top apocalyptic climax is a lot of wild fun as well. The sound acting from a sturdy cast constitutes as another major plus: Cooper Huckabee as affable, concerned doctor Alan Forbes, Steve Carlisle as smarmy real estate agent Charlie Davidson, and John Schneider as friendly water company representative Carl Willis. Roberto Forges Davanzati’s sharp cinematography and Franco Micalizzi’s folksy, throbbing, flavorsome countryish score are both up to speed. A good’n’gross horror romp.

  • celmins-amalija
    celmins amalija

    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!!!Duh-Duh-Duhhnn! I’m guessing that maybe this meteor is supposed to be a punishment from God (or so the husband says.) Everyone 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 I’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 salesman’s assisstant, and the wife ends up munching the salesman’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 he’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!I 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 cow’s udder splits open and locusts fly out. Or the scene where the mother cuts open a head of lettuce to reveal it’s putrid, rotting innards (and lettuce doesn’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.

  • brian-craig
    brian craig

    while i give this an “average” score, it is a pretty good version of the story. in fact i was driven to write this review because i am currently reading “the colour out of space” (and yes, that is how the title is spelled) . i saw this movie a few years ago, but some of the parts will be stuck in my mind forever. the acting is par, (it isn’t that bad, but isn’t that good), the film work is par, but it does what Lovecraft’s story did, it has turns in it that will stay in your mind for a very long time. perhaps the most disturbing thing i saw in it (other then their use of meal worms for certain effects) was the melting effect, if you watch this movie, that will stay with you for a very long time indeed, especially when the movie comes to its climax. it was a very good scare, and i recommend seeing it like i did, at 2:00 in the morning with no lights on, after all that is the best way to experience Lovecraft and his works. though it does not match the book by any stretch in terms of dialog, or even setting and writing, it is still very close to the original in terms of the way the plot develops. and after all what movie has been totally true to its literary counterpart? anyway, if you want a bit of a scare, and don’t have a weak stomach, or are in to a “Twighlight Zone” type of scenario, this movie is for you.

  • julia-ramos
    julia ramos

    The Curse is a grotesque vision of H. P. Lovecraft’s “Colour out of Space.” Most Lovecraft adaptions suck (save the Gordon-Yuzna-Combs collaborations), but I happened to like this one. And it looks like I’m in the minority on that. Why do people hate this movie so much? Yes, it has flaws. David Keith’s direction isn’t great. He’s an extremely likable actor and he should stick to what he’s good at. I feel like the prologue part should have been saved for the epilogue. It would have been a fitting end, it was not a place to start. Some of the acting is also hammy, mostly the supporting cast. As actors go, Wil Wheaton does a fine job, as does his sister. And they’re the only characters you are supposed to care about. The mother character freaks me out as she changes during the film. Horror Director Lucio Fulci produced, and maybe influenced, this one. There are scenes of gore present that rival Fulci’s own. Not of the “flesh-ripping” variety, but of the “lets see what disgusting things we can do to food” type of gore. The Curse is not a film to eat during. I suggest that you ignore most of the comments, see the movie, and make your own decision as to whether it’s good or bad.

  • melania-kryza
    melania kryza

    There certainly are elements in this film that could have been left out, and the film would have been better off for it; why the cheap monster/demon makeup?(The increasing blisters are great though..) Why having that obnoxious fatso-brother appear in the film at all? And let’s face it, the special effects in places were not exactly state of the art either, neither were the editing. So why give it an 8 then? Well my rating couldn’t have been any lower, and this is based solely on the fact that the film positively reeks of unique and creepy atmosphere, atmosphere so dark that I put it up there with the Kane-scenes in “Poltergeist 2”, and the atmosphere in “Exorcist 3″. There truly are some psychotic and memorable scenes. Two that stands out are when the mother of the family tries to ” connect the dots” on Cyrus’s back, the other is when she sits quietly in the living-room sowing, and then starts to jam the needle and thread into her hands! Excellent! Not to mention the infested fruit and vegetables! All in all,there is in this film a disturbed and unsettling tension that you seldom get to witness in other horror flicks of the same decade, and certainly not in contemporary and crappy Hollywood blockbusters, that’s for sure. If you are just curious, rent! If you are a true horror-fan, buy!