Wayans’s character and his family soon find themselves in a situation where they must combat a genuine supernatural menace in the form of zombies, wicked clowns, and even a giant spider. For those familiar with horror films like “Goosebumps” and “Hocus Pocus,” this is par for the course, but for Wayans, it’s brand-new territory.
Wayans has previously acted in and co-written raunchy spoofs that parodied horror films like Scream, You Know What You Did Last Summer, and even Paranormal Activity. For Wayans, The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a departure since it’s the first film of his that appears to be intentionally terrifying. In addition, the actor’s more senior part in the picture marks a significant turning point in his filmography.
|Movie/Series Name||The Curse Of Bridge Hollow|
|Genre||Adventure ▪ Comedy ▪ Horror|
|Writer||Todd Berger, Robert Rugan, John R. Morey|
|Producer||Ugly Baby Productions|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Release Date||14 October 2022|
|Main Cast||Priah Ferguson, Marlon Wayans, Lauren Lapkus, Nia Vardalos, Rob Riggle, John Michael Higgins, Dave Sheridan, Kelly Rowland|
|Where to Watch||Netflix|
|Related Movies||Hocus Pocus 2, Hellraiser|
|Filming Locations||Wilmington, North Carolina, USA|
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Monticello, Georgia, USA
Since it is aimed squarely at younger viewers and their families, The Curse of Bridge Hollow can never be confused with a legitimately horrific picture like others in The Conjuring world.
Wayans’ Scary Movie and A Haunted House lacked genuine horrors, but this one appears like it was crafted with kids in mind, giving them a good scare without making them jump out of their skin. Fear of the villains in The Curse of Bridge Hollow is more likely than nightmares.
The fact that The Curse of Bridge Hollow was directed by Jeff Wadlow, a seasoned horror filmmaker, is likely to have helped. Cry Wolf, Truth or Dare, and Fantasy Island are just a few of the horror films he’s been a part of.
The trailer for The Curse of Bridge Hollow promises thrills and intensity that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, something none of Wayans’ horror parodies managed to do because they were more concerned with eliciting laughs.
Wayans plays a father/science teacher who is more introverted and bookish than usual in The Curse of Bridge Hollow, a break from his typical roles. Also, Wayans is most commonly recognized for his broad comedy roles, such as in the parody of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades of Black.
The comedic powerhouse may have wanted to demonstrate his versatility in a more severe and controlled role with more family-friendly content now that he has reached the age of 50.
Numerous horror movies and television shows have used Halloween as a jumping-off point for their stories. In a nutshell, Halloween is the ideal stage for any terrifying, sinister, or hilarious plot. When Priah Ferguson’s Sydney accidentally releases a centuries-old Halloween spirit, the poltergeist brings all of the town’s Halloween decorations to life and causes mayhem.
Sydney, despite her reservations, must work with her father (played by Wayans) to combat the spirit and put an end to the chaos before it can spread further.
The 2015 horror-comedy Goosebumps is a clear inspiration for the film’s narrative and tone (starring Jack Black as a fictionalized version of the author RL Stine).
There is nothing novel about the idea that our Halloween decorations can come to life or that a rift, in reality, might allow supernatural beings to enter our planet. How the protagonists resolve the situation is what makes stories with similar themes interesting to watch.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow will be family-friendly despite Wayans’ reputation for appearing in R-rated horror and comedy flicks. Wayans spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his fascination with combining comedy with horror: A typical story arc may run like this: “You get to go horror, comedy, suspense, tension, shock, and finally, a laugh.”
Wayans had previously stated on the podcast of the late comic Bob Saget that there would be no adult jokes in the Netflix feature The Curse of Bridge Hollow, saying: “The story centers on a father and his daughter, 15, and their transition from Brooklyn to Massachusetts after the father accepts a teaching position in the state. And now, he and his daughter must collaborate to find a solution.
It’s not as scary as A Haunted House, but it’s still a fun movie for the whole family. It’s not as if I’m going to sashay about cursing a stuffed animal “.
On Friday, October 14, the film will be available on Netflix. Also perfect for a fall evening at home or a Halloween party!
The Curse of Bridge Hollow will be available to viewers with a Netflix membership. Netflix’s entry-level plan is $9.99 per month. For $15.49 a month, you can buy the base package, which does not include high-definition channels.
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The new holiday comedy has a trailer and seems like a lot of fun. Even before the curse takes hold, the protagonist’s family finds that life in Bridge Hollow differs significantly from what they’re used to. To get a feel for The Curse of Bridge Hollow, check out the preview below.
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Wayans appears to be afforded humorous opportunities in the upcoming film, whether with the monsters or with Rob Riggle and John Michael Higgins’ characters. Even better, it gives Wayans an entertaining opportunity to impart knowledge about chainsaws before he puts one to good use on a skeleton.
If “The Curse of Bridge Hollow” is successful at the movie office, it may be the pilot episode of a series in which Wayans faces off against otherworldly dangers on multiple occasions.
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