This move was based on a 1997 young adult book called Gallows Hill which was written by Lois Duncan. While the book was a framework for this move, there were tons of changes. For example, in the original novel, the curse was placed on the families by a group of people accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; several of the real victims of false accusations were referenced in the book. In the movie, the historical bit about the Salem witch trials were omitted completely; instead, the curse was placed by a townswoman who'd been the spurned lover of one of the teens' ancestors. Additionally, the book had a much neater, happier ending (if you could call it that). Personally, I enjoyed the campy horror and the artistic license which was taken by the movie creators much more. While the movie does have some scenes which may be somewhat frightening to younger kids, I'd say that most kids over eleven or twelve would probably be just fine watching this fun film.
This movie usually plays during the Halloween season, but can occasionally be seen on Lifetime Movie Network on a regular basis. Check Lifetime's I've Been Waiting For You official site to see when this movie airs next!
Thanks to Jason Pier in DC for sharing his photo under Creative Commons! Public domain elements have been added to the original. :)