|2016||89 Min||Fantasy . Mystery . Thriller|
Thomas Kaiser inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor and paranormal cleric to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose, held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.
|Actors:||Ethan Peck , India Eisley , Natalie Hall , Bruce Davison , James Adam Lim , Scott Alan Smith , Zack Ward , Mim Drew , Dallas Hart , Jacqueline Goehner|
|Directors:||Pearry Reginald Teo|
Director/co-screenwriter Pearry Teo succeeds in investing the silly proceedings with spooky visual stylishness, providing enough scary demons and possessed mannequins to deliver the requisite jump scares. Unfortunately, the film also features sound, which results in the audience being able to hear the inane dialogue accompanying the familiar horror tropes.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is a hard-working but dreary horror-thriller inspired by the classic Grimm’s fairy tale.Los Angeles Times Full Review
The effects — monsters, demons — are mildly chilling. But Josh Nadler’s script is amateurish in the extreme.Movie Nation Full Review