After watching the abomination that is “Furry nights” I wanted to look for something better (Even though furry nights was hilarious but for all the wrong reasons) and I decided to watch this.
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is a fantasy horror film about Thomas Kaiser (played by Ethan Peck, who, fun fact is the grandson of Gregory Peck) a struggling artist that is plagued by vivid dreams of a sleeping woman (played by India Eisley) who he can not wake regardless the circumstance. Each time he tries, he wakes up with severe headaches.
One day, Thomas gets news of the passing of his distant uncle and is called to the local law firm. There he finds out that his uncle has left for him an old mansion. Upon further investigation, Thomas finds out that this mansion has been in his family for hundreds of years and that something mysterious is behind it. Upon arriving at the property he has another dream, only this time the dream is much more vivid as he learns about his curse and the demon surrounding it.
Now off the bat, this movie is not anything special. However, I came in expecting it to be one of those “so bad they are good” movies and I was wrong. I actually enjoyed it. It has an interesting story, an interesting main character and it is made well enough that it will keep your interest up until the very end. An ending that is pretty interesting and unexpected. Granted it felt a bit rushed but it was still enjoyable. It does end on a cliffhanger however so it might not suit everyone, it was probably aiming for a sequel, but there is a comic book that I might read. It has an interesting mix of old stories and other religions since it includes djinn (sort of a spoiler but not really)
I can not find much info on the budget and box office but I think that it is safe to say that it did not do well which is unfortunate. There are plenty of worse films that have done better and that had even higher reviews. Of course, it has its faults and of course, it could have been better and saying “it is better than I expected it to be” is not that valid of criticism, but all in all, it’s a decent and entertaining B movie. Definitely worth a one time watch.
Final verdict: 6/10