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Release Date: September 12, 2003

Starring: David Keith, Mel Harris, Leighton Meester, Douglas Smith, Bobby Brewer, Dainel Farber, Edwin Hodge, and Andrea Morris

Genre: Horror mystery

Audience: Teenagers and up REVIEWER: Dr.
Ted Baehr Frank Peretti is a
well-known and respected
Christian writer. Many have
been waiting for his books to
be turned into movies,
something that Frank has
always wanted since he studied
filmmaking in college. THE
HANGMAN’S CURSE is a
moderately well made
translation of his book into a
motion picture. It opens with
a high school nerd hanging
himself in his high school.
Ten years later four special
detectives, the Springfield
family – Nate, Sarah,
Alicia, and Elijah, are
brought into the high school
to investigate rumors of
ghosts harassing and perhaps
killing students. Many of
these students are on the
football team. Teenage Elijah
and Alicia Springfield become
part of the student body. What
they find after an
investigation is that there
are no ghosts, but there is a
weird Goth group that is into
Satanic rites, and there is
someone else manipulating all
of this to exact revenge.
HANGMANS’ CURSE is more of
a television movie than a
feature film. It has a few
spine tingling moments, but
very few. It may be too soft
for horror aficionados, and
too occult for a few Christian
families, although the end of
the movie disproves the occult
elements and presents a
Christian message. Some of the
acting and direction is
commendable. Some of the
actors, though, clearly show
their lack of experience.
Frank Peretti makes an
enjoyable appearance as a
goofy doctor, although toning
him down a little bit would
have helped. THE HANGMAN’
CURSE is not a great movie,
but the filmmakers deserve
applause for their
efforts. Please address your
comments to: Namesake
Entertainment 7608 West
Highway 146 English Manor II,
Sutie 100 Pewee Valley, KY
40056 [email protected] P.
502-243-3185 F. 502-243-3187

Rating: PG-13

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(CCC, VV, M) Christian worldview with strong moral elements as well as occult elements and themes; no foul language; lots of violence but not excessively portrayed, including two hangings – one where the boy is saved, a girl falling down air duct and breaking leg, spiders attacking and killing, people envisioning ghosts attacking them, a girl biting a boy, pushing, shoving, and hallway scuffles in high school, and man twisting coach’s arm; kissing; no nudity; no alcohol; drugs portrayed in a sting operation; and, portrayal of Goth students and bullying at school.

GENRE: Horror mystery

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Summary:

In HANGMAN’S CURSE, some students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost, and four courageous detectives must find out who or what is to blame. Though possibly too soft for horror aficionados and too occult for a few Christian families, the end of the movie disproves the occult elements and presents a Christian message.

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AN’S CURSE

Quality: * * Acceptability: -1

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Language: None

Violence: VV

Sex: S

Nudity: None

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE: September 12, 2003

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STARRING: David Keith, Mel Harris, Leighton Meester, Douglas Smith, Bobby Brewer, Dainel Farber, Edwin Hodge, and Andrea Morris

DIRECTOR: Rafal Zielinski

PRODUCERS: Rick Cowan, Joe Goodman and Ralph Winter

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bobby Neutz and Jerry Rose

WRITERS: Kathy Mackel and Stan Foster

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Frank Peretti

DISTRIBUTOR: Namesake Entertainment

CONTENT: (CCC, VV, M) Christian worldview with strong moral elements as well as occult elements and themes; no foul language; lots of violence but not excessively portrayed, including two hangings – one where the boy is saved, a girl falling down air duct and breaking leg, spiders attacking and killing, people envisioning ghosts attacking them, a girl biting a boy, pushing, shoving, and hallway scuffles in high school, and man twisting coach’s arm; kissing; no nudity; no alcohol; drugs portrayed in a sting operation; and, portrayal of Goth students and bullying at school.

GENRE: Horror mystery

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and up

REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr

Frank Peretti is a well-known and respected Christian writer. Many have been waiting for his books to be turned into movies, something that Frank has always wanted since he studied filmmaking in college. THE HANGMAN’S CURSE is a moderately well made translation of his book into a motion picture.

It opens with a high school nerd hanging himself in his high school. Ten years later four special detectives, the Springfield family – Nate, Sarah, Alicia, and Elijah, are brought into the high school to investigate rumors of ghosts harassing and perhaps killing students. Many of these students are on the football team.

Teenage Elijah and Alicia Springfield become part of the student body. What they find after an investigation is that there are no ghosts, but there is a weird Goth group that is into Satanic rites, and there is someone else manipulating all of this to exact revenge.

HANGMANS’ CURSE is more of a television movie than a feature film. It has a few spine tingling moments, but very few. It may be too soft for horror aficionados, and too occult for a few Christian families, although the end of the movie disproves the occult elements and presents a Christian message. Some of the acting and direction is commendable. Some of the actors, though, clearly show their lack of experience. Frank Peretti makes an enjoyable appearance as a goofy doctor, although toning him down a little bit would have helped.

THE HANGMAN’ CURSE is not a great movie, but the filmmakers deserve applause for their efforts.

Please address your comments to:

Namesake Entertainment

7608 West Highway 146

English Manor II, Sutie 100

Pewee Valley, KY 40056

[email protected]

P. 502-243-3185

F. 502-243-3187

SUMMARY: In HANGMAN’S CURSE, some students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost, and four courageous detectives must find out who or what is to blame. Though possibly too soft for horror aficionados and too occult for a few Christian families, the end of the movie disproves the occult elements and presents a Christian message.

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