USA / English
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. "A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.
Pretty Cool Little Werewolf Movie.
Every once in a while, Wes Craven comes out with something new that I
enjoy. Scream was the last noteworthy movie I can recall (and that I
have seen) that was good. While Cursed was no Scream, it was a pretty
good little werewolf movie, despite what Wes, himself, thinks of it. I
think it would have been better if it was left uncut, but I still
thought pretty highly of it, even if most do not agree.
Cursed is about a brother and sister named Ellie and Jimmy (Christina
Ricci & Jesse Eisenberg) who get into a car accident and end up getting
bit by something while helping the other motorist. Neither knows what
it was, but Jimmy saw the creature directly and describes it as a
wolf-like creature. Slowly, they begin to feel the changes one makes
when turning into a werewolf and they have to solve the mystery of how
to stop it.
I do have to say that Christina Ricci was absolutely stunning. I love
the way she looks with her hair down. Also, Kristina Anapau as Brooke
was also quite a knock-out.
The plot does take a few turns, some of them not so good but overall,
not too bad. The good far outweighed the bad with me. The werewolf
itself was awesome, with the exception of the one time you get to watch
the transformation. It was OK but could have used a little flair or a
bit of violence in the change- maybe something along the lines of Van
Helsing's vampire change would have suited me better. Also, the little
gay sub-plot thrown in for no apparent reason could have been left out.
I realize this sounds weird to say about a horror film, but coming out
of the closet in the way shown in this movie was completely
unrealistic. Even more so than the fact they were running from
I was also a bit disappointed with the ending but I was truly
entertained throughout the film and can recommend it with an 8 out of
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