Hangman's Curse

2003

Hangman's Curse

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A family of paranormalists investigates the strange goings-on at a high school still reeling over a student's very public suicide in this teen thriller. Hangman's Curse concerns the further exploits of the Veritas Group, a loose collective of people committed to researching supernatural mysteries. The group's members include the Springfield family -- parents Nate (David Keith) and Sarah (Mel Harris) and Elisha (Leighton Meester) and Elijah (Douglas Smith) -- whose current assignment takes them to the aforementioned high school. There, they find that Abel, the teen who took his life, had been long ostracized by various cliques in the school -- jocks, popular kids, and the like -- all of whom are falling prey to mysterious ailments. As Nate and Sarah watch from the sidelines, it's up to Elisha and Elijah to pose as students to get inside the mystery. Hangman's Curse was based on the novel by Christian author Frank Peretti.

Cast

David Keith
as Nate Springfield
Mel Harris
as Sarah Springfield
Leighton Meester
as Elisha Springfield
Douglas Smith
as Elijah Springfield
Bobby Brewer
as Leonard Baynes
Frank Peretti
as Professor Algernon
Daniel Farber
as Norman Bloom
Edwin Hodge
as Blake Hornsby
Andrea Morris
as Crystal Sparks
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Critic Reviews for Hangman's Curse

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  • Glacial pacing and a series of highly unlikely plot contrivances manage to obscure positive attributes and leave you feeling like you've just seen a rather mediocre TV movie-of- the-week.

    Sep 11, 2003 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • We definitely could use more wholesome teenage flicks, but Hangman's Curse is just plain hokum -- not so much for the values it tries to convey, but the slipshod way it conveys them.

    Sep 11, 2003 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
  • ... [these] are Christian filmmakers stooping to use the same manipulative storytelling tactics that anti-Christian filmmakers often use to express their own bias.

    Sep 19, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The film does keep viewers' attention, and has some shining scenes. But it might also leave readers wondering how a pretty good book ended up as a not-so-great movie.

    Sep 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Unless you suspend all rationality, The Hangman's Curse makes little sense

    Mar 16, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • The story makes little sense, while offering few surprises and even fewer scares...it might be a cinematic act of faith for some, but simply as a movie it's a travesty.

    Sep 13, 2003 | Rating: F | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hangman's Curse

  • Apr 30, 2008
    Piss poor film. Don't watch it. The writer of Hangman's Curse, Frank Peretti has a small part as Dr. Algernon Wheeling. One of the most annoying performances I've seen since I watched "Heartstopper" the other week.
    The M Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2007
    This kind of had a Scooby Doo kind of feell to it. Had its moments but otherwise pretty dull. The acting wasn't great either and I oufnd myself not liking the character that Frank Peretti was portraying.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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