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The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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A teen angst thriller at a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of a senior every year. Story follows a senior, Chrissie, who is skeptical, and another, Tracy, who believes that she may be the next victim.

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Derick Martini

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (screenplay), Bret Easton Ellis | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Heathcote ... Chrissie
Lucas Till ... Bobby
Helen Slater ... Diane
Penelope Mitchell ... Tracy
Mark L. Young ... Ian
Zane Holtz ... Guy
Martin Spanjers ... David
Jeff Staron ... Ezra
Marcus Giamatti ... Rich
Tom Arnold ... Charlie
Kevin Zegers ... Chuck
Sean A. Rosales ... Mike (as Sean Rosalies)
Joel Michael Kramer Joel Michael Kramer ... Ryan (as Joel Kramer)
Steven Martini ... Detective Libretti (as Steve Martini)
Jason Dubin ... Detective
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Storyline

Chrissie's last week of high-school in Downers Grove, IL. is a paranoid trip through a small Midwestern town gripped by a 'curse' that claims the life of one high school senior every year. With only five days to graduation, Chrissie Swanson is beginning to wonder if she will be the next victim of the Curse of Downers Grove. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição de Downers Grove See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,462
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Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale, and Nikki Reed were all cast in the lead female roles when the project was announced in 2011. All dropped out for unknown reasons. See more »

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What narcissistic reviewers!
27 August 2015 | by aapscifi-93320See all my reviews

It amazes me how so many people posting reviews obviously have so little experience in the genres they review. As for winning Oscars and selling out theaters no this is not for you. As an individual who watches almost anything horror or fantasy they can get their hands I was VERY pleasantly surprised by this film. It brought to mind a blend of Donnie Darko and It Follows, not reaching the heights of either film but portraying a feeling of the atmosphere that both did so well. Sifting through Indies of this genre with no prior knowledge of the film you are watching can be very disappointing. I would say that one out of every 30 would come close to the quality of this film. The acting was great all around minus Tom Arnold, if you want to name drop you can do MUCH better even on a small budget. I especially liked Penelope Mitchell (also from Hemlock Grove, great series). IF you are a fan of this genre give this one a chance it may surprise you, If you're an Oscar hoe rewatch The Iron Lady and stay off the boards of Indies


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