Cathy's Curse

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Cathy's Curse
Cathy's Curse poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byEddy Matalon
Produced by
  • Nicole Boisvert
  • Eddy Matalon
Written by
  • Eddy Matalon
  • Myra Clément
  • Alain Sens-Cazenave
Starring
Music byDidier Vasseur
CinematographyJean-Jacques Tarbès
Edited by
  • Laurent Quaglio
  • Pierre Rose
  • Micheline Thouin
Production
company
Les Productions Agora
Maki Films
Distributed byCinépix Film Properties
21st Century Films
Release date
  • July 29, 1977 (1977-07-29)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryCanada
France
LanguageEnglish

Cathy's Curse is a 1977 Canadian-French horror film[1] directed by Eddy Matalon and starring Alan Scarfe, Beverly Murray, and Randi Allen. The film follows a young girl who is possessed by the spirit of her deceased aunt. It was shot on location in Westmount and Montreal, Quebec.

Though the film was critically panned upon initial release, with many deriding it as being overly derivative of other films of the period including The Exorcist and Carrie, it has since become a cult classic,[2] some calling the film so bad it's good.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Alan Scarfe as George Gimble
  • Beverly Murray as Vivian Gimble
  • Randi Allen as Cathy Gimble
  • Dorothy Davis as Mary
  • Mary Morter as Medium
  • Roy Witham as Paul
  • Bryce Allen as Amie de Cathy
  • Sonny Forbes as Inspector O'Reilly
  • Renée Girard as Mademoiselle Burton
  • Linda Koot as Laura
  • Peter MacNeill as Christopher Gimble
  • Lisa Nickelt as Amie de Cathy
  • Hubert Noël as The Doctor

Reception[edit]

TV Guide gave a negative review of the film, calling it a "dull Canadian Exorcist-inspired horror film .... [full of ] bloody mutilations, cheesy makeup, and inept special effects."[4]

Home media[edit]

The film was released in April 2017 by Severin Films on Blu-ray with a restored print.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[NOW ON BLU-RAY] CATHY'S CURSE (1977)". Daily Grindhouse. April 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Roth, Dany (2017-05-03). "Why the cure for Cathy's Curse is a new Blu-ray restoration". Syfy. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  3. ^ "[Blu-ray Review] 'Cathy's Curse' is More Proof that Dolls are Awful - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  4. ^ "Cathy's Curse". TV Guide. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Scarfe, Alan. "Cathy's Curse Blu-ray". DVD Beaver. Retrieved May 5, 2017.

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