A US PREMIERE!! ONLY DURING THE 19TH ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FILM FESTIVAL
As our host Coffin Joe warns us at the very beginning, you shouldn't joke about the unknown. A young couple visiting the countryside fail to heed the warnings of a passing villager, and draw near to the home of a reclusive witch to take some photos. Despite her protests, they take her picture, incurring her wrath and resulting in--The Curse!
Horror icon José Mojica Marins ("Coffin Joe") originally filmed The Curse for his Brazilian TV show in 1967, but that version was lost in a fire at the station in 1969. In 1980, Marins began filming a second version, but production was halted due to financial difficulties. The existing footage went missing until 2007, when producer Eugenio Puppo rediscovered it while preparing a retrospective of Mojica's work. After years of intensive restoration, including shooting new scenes and recovering the lost dialogue with the assistance of a lip-reader (!), the film will make its US debut with this screening.
A short "making of" documentary, "The Last Curse of Mojica" will screen immediately following this feature film.