The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

1 h 26 min2016X-Ray16+
Thomas unexpectedly inherits a property with a mysterious curse.
Pearry Reginald Teo
Ethan PeckIndia EisleyNatalie Hall
English [CC]
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Bruce DavisonJames Adam LimScott Alan SmithZack WardCyd StrittmatterMadelaine Petsch
Ehud Bleiberg
Bleiberg Entertainment
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Josie GardnerReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Too bad
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Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairy tale... but I have no idea what this was it is supposed to be . What are the statues, why are people going missing, why is there a Maleficent type demon, what did the Tech guy uncover , is the lead character related to Prince Philip? Why is Sleeping Beauty evil? Is she mad at the earth? Did someone else write the last 15 minutes of this movie and sneak it in without the director knowing it in the editing room?

I have to say, the costumes, special effects and acting was really good and it was funny during the parts that were meant to be funny. Bravo to the actors and special effects team, for real!! :)

It felt like there was a good story in there somewhere, but I just couldn't get into this.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
90 minutes I won't get back
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This movie could have been good. I watched the whole thing and kept wondering if the writers and entire production team was high when they made it. There were so many major plot holes you could drive the proverbial truck through. Every time there was a scene full of mannequins, all I could think of was that a construction dumpster would have been really helpful for cleaning the mansion out. I laughed out loud at the tech guy who first said he does things for the government that he can't discuss, then promptly starts announcing he is a code breaker. Pro tip: try NOT to announce why you have a security clearance. Also laughed when they used the ancient book written in not only a dead language but also code, and figured out the mystery by looking at the pictures. Briar Rose is pretty but she looks like a15 year old emo kid who got a $500 gift card for Hot Topic and used every cent. The worst part is now the stupid algorithm will start recommending more movies like this turkey. Now I have to go watch other genres to make it stop.
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EinsatzReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
“It is a curse. And a blessing.”
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Less about the famous fairy tale, more about the cursed aspect of being a guardian without the proper knowledge of what that might entail. Or. Stupid people are driven to doing stupid things. The story is less than compelling and the execution of this counterfeit fairytale is more annoying than stylish. There’s a lot of darkness, literally, shadows and this crazy flicker-flicker effect that really doesn’t allow you to see what is going on, it’s just a confused jumble of poorly lit images. And then there’s the mumbling―strange sound effects drown out half of the dream dialog making it incomprehensible. The lead character is played by a sleepwalker. When the mannequins do a better job of conveying emotion you’re in trouble. The whole movie just drags on and on…slowly, torturously.
22 people found this helpful
LyndaReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than the Reviews, Not the Disney Version
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I'd give this about 3.5 stars. All in all, a fairly descent movie without nudity, extreme gore, or foul language, which is how movies used to be. It was entertaining, acting not bad, and cool props.

Reading the reviews, it seems most people were expecting the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, which isn't the original Grimm story, or R rated extreme blood and gore. Anything that falls in the middle, with a little imagination added, always seems to get bad reviews. I don't think people know how to use the scale anymore - anything they remotely don't like gets a 1.
If you want a movie with great settings and fascinating props, this doesn't disappoint. A lot of work went into the setting, which should be appreciated by anyone interested in the supernatural. Reminds me of a movie version (with a little more depth) of a Buffy the Vampire, or maybe Charmed, type of production. If you liked those shows, you should be entertained by this movie.
I liked the fresh twist to an old story, and how they made it somewhat of a mystery to figure out what was going on, and how the use of the mannequins, a creepy prop that doesn't get as much attention as clowns or dolls, developed the story. It would have been nice to see more back story of the family and how they got to this point, rather than so many dream scenes. I would have liked to see more info about the missing, and maybe the demons. Also, it wasn't clear how all the ancient relics fit into the picture.
Regardless, it was SO much better than some teens-in-the-woods-chainsaw-murder movie. This is a good movie for those with a good imagination.
9 people found this helpful
Miss Josh EmmettReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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India is the daughter of Olivia Hussey. Pretty, but not the beauty her mother was. That is why I started watching the movie.

After about 30 minutes, I fell asleep. It was gory and stupid. I skipped to the last 11 minutes to find out the so-called creepy computer tech (SPOILER ALERT) found out that solving the mystery meant the end of the world. So, much for all his fancy equipment.

Skip this one as it has no ending.
Olivia and her husband, musician Glen David Eisley (who's father was actor Anthony Eisley) of Giuffria, have both done acting work. Anthony was one of my fav actors. India's parents were highly excited about this movie. I'm assuming it was because their daughter was in it, although Black Christmas (with Olivia) is a top Canadian cult horror film. India was very good in Life of an American Teenager, but now needs to find better material.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent acting, production, direction, harsh cuts tho
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The acting direction and overall production was excellent. It was obvious the movie was originally intended to be longer as there are several scenes that suggest a deeper backstory and communication between the characters. I found The occasional jump between interest levels amongst the characters to be discordant. I'd love to see a directors cut that includes all the scenes that were Dropped from this version.

Overall I really really liked this movie and wish there were a sequel.
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Don QReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
An hour and a half to get nowhere.
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The story could have been good but they wasted it. It was a lot of filling time to set up a presumed sequel. I know better than to watch the next one in case the investors want to throw their money down the same rat hole.
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Jean VReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining Original Twist on a Classic
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I watched this movie and at the time there were two reviews so I seem to be a little late adding mine on there. I was really bored one day and looking for something to watch that could hold my interest. I had already known that there would be something wrong with the ending in a cliffhanger sort of way because one of the original reviewers did mention that it seemed to be a pilot for a tv show and was therefor left unfinished with the assumption that it would be turned into a series.

I gave the movie four stars simply because I found it enjoying to watch. I loved the sleeping beauty character in her dream world and the clothing/makeup for her was fantastic. Yep fully admit I gave it an extra star just for that. I figured out a little early that something was a little off about the whole thing so the ending was of no surprise but I do like how it all fell into place.

The main character kind of got on my nerves but eh what can you do. I watch movies for a purely entertaining purpose so I never go into anything fancy such as cinematography or budget. I think they did great with what they had though it was obvious where most of their budget went which was to make sleeping beauty be well beautiful and mysterious. The rest was somewhat low budget like a lifetime movie in my opinion. But I do watch lifetime movies so I could live with that.

I only took away one star because I know they set up more of a story and I am not sure if it will ever be explained unless they plan on eventually making a full length sequel to answer some of the other questions that were eventually brought up.

I would at the very least love a prequel of how everything came to be which I think would be much more interesting than this movie as it really was more of a set up - still fun to watch and a great way to waste time. I enjoyed it enough to buy the graphic novel that it was based off (which was more like a weird general prequel to the movie but it did say it was a book 1 so I am keeping my eye out for any additions to the series if they ever get around to it) Unfortunately, I think this is an abandoned project at this point

like what happened to the other 12 or 13 demons who were supposed to be protecting/guarding her...I mean it seems like she took out one with like ZERO problem - you would think they would have upped security at that point
In general I would honestly say the ending was an ending and not a cliffhanger if you just accept that she indeed is supposed to bring about the end of the world - then there really isnt much else to see unless they plan on the good guy winning.
But since there are supposed to be quite a few other supernatural beings ready to bring her down I would have to scrap the idea that the ending was conclusive because apparently there has to be a fail safe and some bad asses are going to be coming after her to slow her down.

All in all I found it worth the few bucks I put out to rent it and I am happy I did. It is a very different retake on the original sleeping beauty story and I give it props for the originality - I havent heard it interpret this way before (if someone else has please point me in that direction as I would be very happy to check out that movie/book as well). It definitely isnt for everyone and it does get a little repetitive at times - again with the main character (that guy I really just wanted to hit with something) but i appreciate what they were going for.
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