Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Hangman's Curse” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 81% off the $14.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
- "Frank Peretti: From Page to Screen" featurette
- "The Spider Wrangler: The Spiders of Hangman's Curse"
Top Customer Reviews
The Christian message isn't overt. As a matter of fact, this couldn't really be considered a "Christian movie". Yes, one of the main characters prays during a crisis, but that's what most Christians do. There is no "Romans Road to Christ" laid out in the film, and it shouldn't offend anyone who's not a Christian. The special effects are good, especially for the budget they had to work with.
All in all, this is a movie I'm glad I watched, but I doubt I watch it again any time soon. I look forward to another Frank Peretti film in the future, but I hope it's "The Oath" or "This Present Darkness", either of which would be incredible. Don't judge Frank's works by this movie. Read his books instead.
Keith plays Nate Springfield, husband of Sarah (Mel Harris) and father of daughter Elisha (Leighton Meester) and son Elijah (Douglas Smith). Together this family forms some sort of detective type agency that wanders around the country solving crimes. Actually, they work for some shadowy organization called the Veritas Project. Really. I'm not making this up. Their latest case brings them to a typical high school in Middle America where a series of gruesome crimes plague the student body.Read more ›
The agenda does have a dark side, a simplistic message that being different and asserting your individuality is a misguided response to facing life's challenges without the assist of inner spirituality. Some may view the film's ending message as anti-diversity, although it positively portrays interracial dating it ends with a conformist message. But this is inserted in such a clumsy and contrived way that few will feel any threat of manipulation.
The compromises they made to mainstream this film have offended both extremist "Christians" and hard core horror film fans, which is not exactly a surprise. Extremist "Christians" are upset because the "Christians" in the film seem to be just like "regular" (their word-not mine) people. There has also been some objection to the wardrobe of Leighton Meesier (the actress who poses as a student to investigate the situation) although it looked pretty wholesome to me; Meesier's actual sin is just being radiantly beautiful. If your own faith does not run toward elitist religious egoism you will find almost nothing objectionable. Hard-core horror fans will find this fairly tame although the premise is clever and there are some nice suspenseful moments.Read more ›
It wasn't extremely scary except for the part with the spiders(I hate spiders:)
Both me and my sister enjoyed this movie alot. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Frank Peretti was in the movie too, playing the part of Professor Algernon Wheeling.
I hope that they make the sequel,Nightmare Academy, into a movie next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter has been wanting this movie for awhile. Item arrived as described and on time. Thank you!Published 5 months ago by Mike W.
Replacement for lost item. All of my grandchildren (the older three anyway) loose this. Too intense for the three year old.Published 13 months ago by Margaret Long
I After reading the book, I was hoping that I could show this to my youth group. However, between the love story, and the slightly immodest clothing, I was disappointed to find... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Redbird
I love this movie! It's so intriguing and griping and keeps you on the edge of your seat! It's a very good representation of Frank E. Peretti's book! Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Lauren Cooper
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Faith & Spirituality
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Horror
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Indie & Art House
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment > Horror > General