The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall, Bruce Davison, James Adam Lim, Zack Ward, Scott Alan Smith
A man inherits an ancestral mansion and an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. As he battles to keep demons in the house at bay, he tries to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose to rescue her from a terrifying netherworld.
When this film reaches those moments which all horror films have, it hits. The film itself is shot with a dark filter which is great while in the Haunted Mansion and creates makes the creepy mannequins especially when they come to life.
The entire film is shot with the dark filter giving a dull feeling which seems to add to the already drawn out scenes of explanation.
While fairy tales have been told in many forms over the years and recently we have seen the return of the Disney Films in live action form with the likes of Cinderella and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast. The Curse of Sleeping Beauty returns to the original Grimm Darkness. Unfortunately even though this movie falls in the horror genre and embraces that horror darkness it just doesn’t make up for how dull the movie actually is. The movie it’s self takes an unusually long amount of time to explain why everything is happening to the main character. While its nice to know why someone would continue to return to a haunted house, I feel like taking three quarters of the movie to explain is just ridiculous.
And then there was the ending, the film is left with a cliffhanger. It’s not even a horror film cliffhanger where you know the villain will return, nope its left on the “its a second movie of a trilogy” Cliffhanger. Leaving the ending of the movie with many unanswered questions.
While I usually find the good in most movies, and the production at the mansion was brilliant for such a low budget film. This movie was just horrible and in all took me two days to actually finish due to falling asleep the first time I watched it. My suggestion don’t see this film there are many more horror films on Netflix which you can watch which don’t miss the boat entirely.
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