Saturday, April 8, 2017

Review: Cathy's Curse from Severin Films

Ever see a movie cover/poster that just captivates you? Something you've never seen before and after seeing the art, you can't take your mind off it? It's happened to all of us at video stores in our childhood, sure. These days though, it's a little hard. But thanks to Severin Films, it happened.

See the poster above? That there is Canadian classic Cathy's Curse (alliteration not intended) has been resurrected from obscurity by the friendly folks at Severin for a delightful release. Available in it's uncut form, only seen on bootleg discs and third generation VHS before, the story of a little girl named Cathy (possessed by her dead aunt) intent on killing everyone and anyone who dares gets between her father and her having the perfect relationship, is say the least. Now, it sounds like that's a lot of insanity but it gets better.

Cathy's Curse is the Canadian lovechild of Carrie and The Exorcist, but don't let that stop you. Movies that borrow concepts are usually dull and unoriginal. But Cathy's Curse really takes this "possessed children" concept and found a way to put it's own spin on it. I'm sure a lot of people would pass on it but Canuxploitation should never be ignored. It has a certain creative charm that sometimes gets passed over in other productions. The acting, the outrageous scripts, the camera styles, the ambiance. If you see a movie that was made in Canada in the 70s/80s, it was a guaranteed good time.

I really hope this release brings Cathy's Curse more attention and builds a fanbase behind it. This is the kind of movie that will play perfectly with a midnight movie crowd at filmfests such as Hudson Horror or Exhumed. There's a lot to enjoy with a crowd in this movie, a lot of goofs to laugh at and a lot of fun horror to enjoy. I simply cannot recommend this movie highly enough for those in the mood for just a fun horror flick that doesn't take itself too seriously. Cathy is a more than welcome addition to my "killer kids" shelf that also has The Paperboy, Mikey and another Severin release, Bloody Birthday.

So order this great movie (on bluray for the first time!) from Severin Films today!


  1. Hmmm, seriously going to hunt for this one! And Severin does a great job with there transfers.

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