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
Top Customer Reviews
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! ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not deep, but very entertaining. Balance of funny and serious, and just fun to watch. Won't make you lie awake pondering the meaning of life, but will entertain you for a while.Published 1 day ago by None
Werewolves and a werewolf-dog. This movie has its moments despite the overt agenda's.Published 2 days ago by AnimeFanatix
Item arrived in a timely manner and it was in good condition. I have been enjoying it. :) Thanks!Published 19 days ago by Misty
This one has it's moments of being really good then slumps and drags for awhile, picks back up again, then drags, then picks back up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rainey Dawn
i couldnt wait for this film to com out in blue ray a good little scary good film.Published 1 month ago by music and movies
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