‘The voodoo curse that won’t let them live… or die’
Gothic Harvest is a 2019 American supernatural horror film about a young woman who disappears during Mardi Gras and the race to find her before she falls victim to a sadistic Southern family. Also known as Vampires of New Orleans
Directed by and co-starring actor Ashley Hamilton – making his directorial debut – from a screenplay written by Chris Kobin. The Align Entertainment production stars Lin Shaye, Bill Moseley, Sofia Mattsson and Tanyell Waivers.
The aristocratic, wealthy France-born Boudine family move to New Orleans in the mid-1800s to make their way in America. Then their beautiful youngest daughter crosses paths with the fiancé of the legendary Queen of Louisiana Voodoo, Marie Laveau.
The couple has a baby and tries to keep it a secret, but Madame Laveau finds out and decides that the entire family deserves the focus of Laveau’s most destructive curse…
Reviews [click links to read more]:
” …the flick understands its limitations and sticks to placing a spotlight on its exceptional acting talents, allowing them to do what they do best. Not remotely scary but also not cheesy, this is a Horror offering that sits comfortably in the middle of 2019’s offerings—worthwhile if you love the genre, Moseley and Shaye…” 3 out of 5, Cryptic Rock
“It has a dreamlike quality to it, full of delirious images and fragments of strong ideas but with little coherent sense of story. Whilst most of the performances work well enough, there are occasional moments of really bad acting or spectacularly cheesy dialogue that make it difficult to immerse oneself and take any of it seriously.” Eye for Film
“Lin Shaye, a veritable staple of B-horror flicks, once again displays droll wit meshed with campy aplomb – and steals most of the scenes in which she appears. Thomas Francis Murphy as the patriarch Justice also anchors the production solidly […] Cryptic and somewhat convoluted, the pieces of Gothic Harvest never quite come together.” 3 out of 5, Irish Film Critic
“There’s nothing worthwhile going on here, and Mosely and Shaye are here for name purposes only. Nothing more. I can’t help but think that somewhere, buried deep within all this nonsense, is a real film with some good potential—something a healthy dose of (re)editing would bring out.” Killer Horror Critic
“The general idea behind this was a decent enough one, but the way the film goes about telling the story is where it falls down. It felt like it didn’t really know who it wanted the focus to be on. The story of Hope’s abduction should have been the centre of this, yet this falls to the wayside a bit as the immortal family begin to take more and more screen time.” The Rotting Zombie
“Pretty pitiful out of the gate, and worsens the more the story is explained. There’s simply too much corn in every character and plot point, and far too many close-ups of irritating actors.” 1.5 out of 4, Splatter Critic
“It’s hard not to feel that the film might have worked better if it had dropped the modern storyline and instead just concentrated on telling the story of how the family came to be cursed. That said, Gothic Harvest does occasionally achieve a dream-like intensity and Hamilton makes good use of New Orleans’s spooky atmosphere…” Through the Shattered Lens
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