In a town that takes Halloween very seriously, things get spooky when a curse is unleashed upon it, rendering fake skeletons, plastic spiders, clowns, zombies and every lifeless decor into living monsters. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, ‘The Curse of Bridge Hollow’ stars Marlon Wayans and Priah Fergusson as father-daughter duo Howard and Sydney Gordon.
The Gordons are new in town and are inhabitants of a house which some folks believe is haunted. Marlon Wayans is amusing as science teacher Howard, who doesn’t believe in supernatural stuff. Priah Fergusson, who won over several fans with her feisty act in ‘Stranger Things’, is just as engaging as Sydney, who accidentally sets free a malicious spirit which breathes life into Halloween decorations and causes havoc around town. It’s up-to the feuding father-daughter duo to find the story behind the curse and end it.
‘The Curse of Bridge Hollow’ captures the spirit of Halloween all too well and there’s some fantastic horror themed decorations throughout the runtime. Zombies from ‘The Walking Dead’, creepy clowns with axes, skeletons in baseball uniforms, coffins filled with treats, old-age-homes decked with giant spiders… there’s just all sorts of colorful stuff in there, which makes the film visually appealing. It’s a family-friendly horror film, with zero gore, tame jump scares, mild violence and a predictable ending.
Lauren Lapkus plays the goofy ‘mayor’ of the town, and is so bad in her few seconds, she single-handedly manages to pull down the mood of the film in the first ten minutes. Luckily, Priah Fergusson takes over soon enough and the ‘paranormal activities’ begin. If you are looking for a Halloween themed movie to watch with the entire family, ‘The Curse of Bridge Hollow’ is a fun pick.
It’s a 7/10 from me.
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