Eddy Matalon, Canada, 1977, Severin Films, Horror

“Operating a plane of existence and basic logic far removed from our own, CATHY’S CURSE remains one of the craziest entries in the decade's run of sinister kid movies -- and one that actually rewards repeated viewings once you've fallen under its crackpot spell.” -- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

There is no greater horror subgenre than “shitty kids.” And no shitty kid is shittier than the shitty kid in CATHY’S CURSE. We’d love to share the plot of this movie, but it’s been difficult for us to summarize! For now, imagine Bergman’s SCENES OF A MARRIAGE as a 25¢ EXORCIST rip-off directed by Argento’s third cousin in a Toronto suburb. Add multiple counts of senior citizen abuse, epic synth bloops and a foul-mouthed, telekinetic rampage from shittiest-kid Cathy culminating in the most gratuitous violence against dinnerware ever filmed. When someone in this movie says, “You and I both know that I’ve had a nervous breakdown,” you will believe them.

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  • 88 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP