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The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)




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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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Tom Arnold
as Charlie
Steve Martini
as Detective Libretti
Jason Dubin
as Detective
Daniel Leavitt
as Water Tower Boy
Tiffany Boone
as Senior Girl #1
Emily Davenport
as Senior Girl #2
Jaqueline Emerson
as Senior Girl #3
Tree O'Toole
as Chrissy Stunt Double
Bryan Ludens
as Bobby Stunt Double
Bryan McGowan
as Bobby Stunt Double
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Critic Reviews for The Curse of Downers Grove

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Too dumb to be scary, too listlessly written and directed to be suspenseful and too unpleasant to work as camp ...

August 21, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's especially unforgivable when the alleged Indian curse is only a red herring to distract viewers from the more pressing gender-based violence at hand.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…

A messy hash of teen soap opera, stalker thriller and whatnot whose titular possibly-supernatural aspect is basically irrelevant.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The characters' actions remain incomprehensible, even as they're explicitly laid out.

August 20, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Curse Of Downers Grove is just another lackluster high-school-based thriller like the twenty billion that have come before it.

August 27, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The film sets up this curse hanging over the heads of its central characters, but doesn't plumb it for lingering tension, at least as far as it relates to the actual story.

August 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Curse of Downers Grove


Starts off interestingly enough, but quickly gets really confusing. The Native American lore is mentioned several times, but never really comes into play until the end, and at that point the audience has no idea what the hell is going on. It's almost like they deliberately set this up for a sequel that's never going to come. Side note: the main character in this film, Chrissie, is a total badass. It was really entertaining to watch a protagonist in a horror film who actually knows what she's doing.

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