Curse II: The Bite

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"Sometimes the Body Has A Mind of Its Own."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 4.8  (1,544)

Curse II: The Bite is a 1989 horror film directed by Federico Prosperi. Starring Jill Schoelen, J. Eddie Peck, and Jamie Farr, the movie follows the story of a young couple who travels to Arizona where a snake bite transforms their lives. The movie begins with Lisa (Jill Schoelen) and Clark (J. Eddie Peck), a young couple who set out on a road trip to Arizona. As they drive through the desert, their car breaks down, and they find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. While looking for help, they come across a small town where they meet a local scientist, Dr. Carter (Jamie Farr), who offers them a place to stay while their car is being repaired.

As Lisa and Clark settle in, they notice strange things happening around them. Soon after their arrival, a man is bitten by a snake, and his girlfriend discovers that he is slowly turning into a hideous creature. They also witness other bizarre events, including a woman giving birth to a monstrous offspring.

Lisa becomes increasingly worried about their safety, and as she investigates more about the town, she uncovers a curse that has been haunting the area for generations. She learns that the curse is related to a local legend about a mythical creature known as the Chindi, which possesses the bodies of those who are bitten by venomous snakes.

As Lisa tries to unravel the mystery, she and Clark become the next targets of the curse. Clark is bitten by a snake, and soon after, he begins to experience strange transformations that turn him into a reptilian monster.

Desperate to save Clark, Lisa seeks the help of Dr. Carter, who reveals that he has been researching the curse for years. Together, they race against time to find a cure for Clark's condition before it's too late.

Curse II: The Bite is a sequel to the 1985 film, The Curse. Although it shares some similarities with its predecessor, Curse II is a standalone movie with its own unique story.

One of the movie's strengths is its visual effects, which are surprisingly impressive for a low-budget horror film. The makeup and creature designs are particularly noteworthy, showcasing some creative and gruesome transformations.

Another standout feature is the movie's soundtrack, which adds to the overall suspense and eeriness of the story. The music perfectly complements the horror elements and sets the tone for the entire movie.

Moreover, the performances of the lead actors, Jill Schoelen and J. Eddie Peck, are commendable. They both deliver believable performances, and their chemistry is evident throughout the film.

However, the film does have some weaknesses. The script is at times predictable and lacks originality. The pacing can also be slow in some parts, which can be frustrating for viewers looking for a faster-paced horror movie.

In conclusion, Curse II: The Bite is a decent horror film that delivers on its premise of a snake bite curse. Although it's not a groundbreaking movie, it is an entertaining watch for fans of creature features and horror in general. The film's impressive visual effects and soundtrack, along with the convincing performances of its lead actors, make it worth checking out.

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    4.8  (1,544)