Boy has difficulty getting a drivers license and works in new age bookstore. Boy meets girl, in school. Boy hides stolen religious artifacts from Yorkshire for hippie poet bookstore owner in parents basement, but is instead bit by a keychain. Boy (Jesse Spencer) and girl (Sara Gleeson) have sweet and gentle first kiss, but soon are being chased by a predatory gargoyle. Long-haired friend and crazy priest pitch in to help save the day, even though no alcohol is consumed. Boy gets license and girl, priest continues quest against E-vil.
Jesse Spencer as Jeremy Campbell
Capkin Van Alphen as Worker
Sara Gleeson as Fiona
Robert Coleby as Museum Curator
Tempany Deckert as Miranda
Max Garner Gore as Darryl
Gus Mercurio as Junkyard Owner
Rod Mullinar as Father Eccleston
Errors in geography
While talking to his son about job options the father is reading a newspaper which is clearly "The Australian", an Australian newspaper not readily available in the US where this movie is supposed to be set.
Curse of the Talisman received mixed reviews generally unfavorable from critics. Clayton Trapp of Brilliant Observations on 1173 Films gave "Curse of the Talisman" one stars (out of two) and said, "Film gets on a formulaic track early and refuses to get off, which partly works for it. It's the least scary monster movie I've ever seen but it's satisfied to be there, they just want to stay on formula and entertain us the way that others have entertained them. No pretensions (no one is sitting around reading Nietzsche), no special effects addiction (but funny where used), no sex and gore over-the-topness (the gargoyles are actually kind of cute), no bullshit (or all bullshit, according to taste)." Video Picks for Perverts simply said, "There's no tits, either. Fucking worthless."