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      The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

      Released May 13, 2016 1 hr. 27 min. Fantasy Mystery & Thriller Adventure TRAILER for The Curse of Sleeping Beauty: Trailer 1 List
      15% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 250+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

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      Adrian M I love fairy tales, especially when they are done right, especially if they are based on established mythology, and this one certainly is. Original fairy tales were meant to be scary, but Walt Disney ruined them by making them fun and child-friendly. They were meant to be warnings to children to do the right thing, a bit like how the Bible of Christianity or religious books from any other religions do - because if you don't listen to the lessons from the fairy tale then you are doomed to have bad things happen to you. So this is a fairy tale horror story, which is as they should be. In fact, we should go back through all of the fairy tales and make them all into horror movies. Now, this does deviate a bit from the source material, but it is still generally true to it. It's not inconsistent with the source material so much as it adds to it. And it was beautiful. It showed the beauty of the Sleeping Beauty story while adding to it with a dark side as well. Only one person dies in the whole movie, and even that one is largely off-screen, so this is more scary than terrifying, more unnerving than truly horrifying. It is how good horror should be. Yes, there were one or two minor jump scares, but that was not where it was from. It added a world of mysticism of it. I note, for those struggling authors out there, that this is based on a book that had to be self-published and doesn't seem to have sold very many copies, a short 56-page novella that doesn't seem to have sold a single copy on Amazon by an author who doesn't even have her own Wikipedia page - yet the movie does. And it was seriously good. It opened itself up for a sequel, but perhaps there won't be any. We were left having to guess what might happen afterwards. Apparently a TV series was meant to be based on this but I have seen no evidence that this has ever actually occurred. I am grateful for movies with these open endings, the old-style before we insisted on knowing what happens, and I am grateful for situations where the bad guys kind of win. Oh, and also I liked that the victims were not stupid, that they went to great lengths to be as smart as possible, and it actually kind of worked too, which is what we want to see. It was brilliant, unpredictable, and very underrated. The issue seems to be that people want these nice, neat endings where we know every intricacy of what is going to happen. This movie doesn't have that, so people can't be bothered with it. But they should. This is what fairy tale horror should be. I loved it. 8/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Grace M This movie is delightfully terrible, it is at 'The Room' level of sucky. I watched the whole thing because I wanted to know how it would end, and I regret doing that now 😂. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/06/23 Full Review steve d Some good ideas but undone by an incompetent production. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review B B At first I had hope for this movie but as it went on you come to find out just how bad the acting is. Natalie Hall's performance is the sole shining light of a performance in this film. The costumes lacked creativity of any sort but what sent it over the top for me personally is the ending. It felt as if all the doom and gloom in world was put into that finale which is quite a depressing note to leave a horror flick on; I feel should leave the audience with a small glimmer of hope at the very least. But All in All this is the kindof movie to watch to pass the time, especially during this festive Halloween season; nothing more. Certainly don't go out of your way to watch it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/13/22 Full Review Liam D Despite some unique ideas it doesn't do anything to evolve the legendary fairytale Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/10/22 Full Review spencer n I really tried to get into this movie, but the writing was just not up to snuff. Everything about the suspense was contrived and just too hard to get through. Found myself looking for commercials instead. Maybe a nice children's cereal or something. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roxana Hadadi Punch Drunk Critics It doesn't build up enough mythology to be a pure fantasy; it doesn't do enough with the original Brothers Grimm story to be a pure fairy tale; and there aren't enough scares or enough gore to be pure horror. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 9, 2017 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter The latest in a long line of horror films shamelessly ripping off the Brothers Grimm won't leave you believing in fairy tales. May 13, 2016 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times Director Pearry Teo, who scripted with Josh Nadler, pushes the brooding atmospherics, entrapping us in so many dingy, dustily lit spaces that, like Thomas, we just want to escape. May 12, 2016 Full Review Lesley Coffin The Mary Sue Sleeping Beauty is a snoozefest. Rated: 1/5 Jul 13, 2016 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Runs for less than ninety minutes, but you still might have trouble staying awake through it. Rated: D May 18, 2016 Full Review Matt Donato We Got This Covered This is one sluggish curse that wouldn't wake even Sleeping Beauty. Rated: 5/10 May 13, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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.
      Pearry Reginald Teo
      Executive Producer
      Danny A. Abeckaser, Nicholas Donnermeyer, Barry Gordon, Michael Radiloff
      Josh Nadler, Pearry Reginald Teo
      XLrator Media
      Production Co
      2B Films, Nexus Motion Picture Company, Briar Rose Productions
      Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller, Adventure
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 13, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 7, 2016
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