Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a fun family movie set during Halloween, and the new Netflix film The Curse of Bridge Hollow is geared towards families and features some unique ideas, but can it deliver on the story? A father and his teenage daughter are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.
Marlon Wayans Kelly Rowland Rob Riggle John Michael Higgins and Lauren Lapkus Now the movie centres around Prius’s character Sydney and her family as they move to a new town to just escape the city. Now they move right around Halloween and the town basically just goes nuts with decorations.
The problem is that Marlin’s character hates Halloween and he doesn’t want his family to take part in any way, so on Halloween night somebody accidentally unleashes a spirit that begins to take over all of the decorations in the town, making the father-daughter duo have to band together in order to stop the craziness.
So if you’ve got small kids, there might be a few sequences in this that are a little frightening Even when they’re not moving, the decorations that the town puts up are very impressive. There are zombies, witches, skeletons, and pretty much anything else you’d expect to see at that time of year, but they’re done with the quality of an inn with a prop department from a movie studio.
The special effects are also very good, especially with all the decorations that come to life after we see a few do it. Lauren Lapkus and John Michael Higgins do most of their comedy in a deadpan way, which I like even when their characters say things that make me cringe.
There are times when I really like the main characters and how they act, but overall I didn’t like how the characters were made or how they were directed. Priya Ferguson is snarky, sarcastic, and even rude. While this is funny when she’s talking to her teenage brother in “Stranger Things,” it’s not funny at all when she’s talking to her dad. Instead, it just makes her seem like a spoiled brat.
give the curse of Bridge Hollow one and a half out of five couches. That’s a bummer I was really looking forward to this but what’s a good family movie for the spooky season let me know in the comments below.