Cursed (Unrated Version)
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"Hands down, chopped off, or eaten off, the scariest horror movie youll see all year." -- Brian Blachak, MOVIEWEB.COM
"Its SCREAM with werewolves!" -- John Fallon, JOBLO.COM
"This film's got bite!" -- Brian Jacks, UGO.COM
"This version of CURSED has teeth... and claws... and blood and guts to spare." -- Moriarty, AINT-IT-COOL-NEWS.COM
- Unrated editon with two additional minutes of footage
- Behind the scenes featurette
- "The Cursed Effects" featurette
- "Creature Editing 101" featurette
- "Becoming a Werewolf" featurette
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The story centers around a sister (played by Cristina Ricci)and her younger brother, who are involved in an accident with an unknown animal and both are bitten by the unseen monster. Soon both realize that something is not right as they begin to exhibit the signs of a human who has bitten by a werewolf.
There are twists and turns and Craven makes you think the villian is one person or the next. The other actors (Joshua Jackson plays Ricci's love interest) have fun with their roles. There are also funny cameos by Scott Baio and Craig Kilborn.
If you are looking for a gory, spine tingling thrill fest, you may be disappointed. This is a campy film that gives you some quick scares but mainly plays for a lot of laughs. Go into it with it with a carefree attitude and I think you will enjoy it.
With Wes Craven's track record (even his lesser films at least dealt with more original subject matter) one had to wonder why he wanted to make such a formulaic movie about such a well-worn concept. [Edit: I have since learned that this movie was a result of contractual obligation.] The first act of the movie felt quite tired, with dozens of unimaginative scares that have been seen time and time again. A dream sequence in particular is a real groaner. However, it actually does get better as it goes on. While it still retains an air of predictability, it did surprise me at times. I really thought it was obvious who the lycanthropic antagonist was. I wasn't completely wrong, but I wasn't exactly right, either.
In the end, CURSED is a passably entertaining movie made so primarily by the cast, which also includes Joshua Jackson (THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS) and Judy Greer (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT). Portia de Rossi (also ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) appears in a small role, and Scott Baio appears as himself. As a bonus, we get to see Shannon Elizabeth (JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK) get ripped in half. Always a treat.
The unrated DVD contains a number of featurettes: a making-of with cast interview clips, one on effects, one on editing, and a humorous short film on "making a werewolf." There is also effects commentary for certain scenes.
Yeah. This movie was a great way to blow time off in the theater, and anyone who is a fan of Wes Craven or horror-comedies will get a kick out of this film. It's not gonna be a classic like Nightmare On Elm Street or The Hills Have Eyes, but it's still fun...and the CGI werewolves are actually good! There is one scene that has some bad CGI, and that's the dog. And this movie is far from perfect. You can tell what scenes were reshot sometimes, and which ones weren't. And you could even tell where they dubbed over profanity in one scene. So, I'm definately getting the Unrated version of this flick, where Shannon Elizabeth supposedly crawls on the ground to try to escape...and it's just the top half of her body. So, overall, this is a fun, campy little horror flick that I'd reccomend to those who like 80's horror.
PS...GET THE UNRATED DVD! Not the PG13 one! ;)
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The one thing that I hate more than anything with movies is when they promote social, contemporary agenda's in their movie. This one promotes homosexuality. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Namerof
This is actually a good "family" scary movie. I watched it with my 8-year-old son and we both enjoyed it. It's hard to find scary movies that he can watch.Published 11 days ago by T$J
I was disappointed by the canned plot but relieved by the happy ending. This movie is better for a late night when you are bored and your expectations are low. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Campy, predictable, gets an extra star b/c Christina Ricci is hot.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I like movies like this, it doesn't take itself too seriously, but good plot & acting. Arrived on time in excellent condition.Published 1 month ago by movie buff
First off, don't let the rating fool you about the movie itself; I love the movie in it's unrated cut, and on the DvD. This was a rough cut.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel T. SWan
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My player says it is 1 hour 36 minutes 58 seconds long. Which version is that?
Dec 3, 2011 by romanticynic | See all 3 posts
Amazon is wrong, it's widescreen. On the back, it says 2.40:1. I didn't measure the picture and pull out my pocket calculator to see if that number is accurate, but it is somewhat letterboxed on a widescreen tv.
Dec 3, 2011 by romanticynic | See all 2 posts
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