The Curse of Downers Grove

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The Curse of Downers Grove
Directed by Derick Martini
Produced by Jason Dubin
Oren Segal
Chiara Trento
Written by Bret Easton Ellis
Based on Downers Grove
by Michael Hornburg
Starring Bella Heathcote
Penelope Mitchell
Lucas Till
Kevin Zegers
Helen Slater
Tom Arnold
Music by Matthew Margeson
Cinematography Frank Godwin
Edited by Kayla Pagliarini
Distributed by Eagle Films
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000

The Curse of Downers Grove is an American thriller film written by Bret Easton Ellis.[1] The film is based on the 1999 novel Downers Grove by Michael Hornburg, the film stars Kevin Zegers, Bella Heathcote, Penelope Mitchell, Lucas Till, Zane Holtz, Helen Slater, and Tom Arnold. The film received a limited theatrical release on August 21, 2015 and a subsequent DVD/Blu-Ray release on September 1, 2015.

Plot[edit]

Set in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the film is a teen angst thriller set in a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of a senior every year. The story follows the lives of two seniors: Chrissie, who is skeptical of the curse, and Tracy, who believes that she may be the next victim.

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Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on March 10, 2013 and lasted for 25 days. Filming primarily took place throughout Pomona, California, including the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood.[2] It is the first feature film to take advantage of an expansion of the studio zone resulting in the availability of Pomona.[3]

Music[edit]

The film's music was composed by Matthew Margeson, who previously co-scored Kick-Ass 2 with Henry Jackman.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (March 7, 2013). "Slater Heading To 'Downers Grove' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media. 
  2. ^ Allen, David (March 15, 2013). "Land of Lincoln comes to Pomona via Hollywood". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Allen, David (March 15, 2013). "Land of Lincoln comes to Pomona via Hollywood". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Matthew Margeson Scoring 'The Curse of Downers Grove'". Film Music Reporter. July 23, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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