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April 25, 2015
I've always found it interesting that the master of horror form the 70s (Tobe Hooper, George A. Romero, John Carpenter, etc.) have all fallen out of favor with the general public and Hollywood and have not had hit films in years. The one exception is writer/director Wes Craven who has managed to stay relevant with films like the "Scream" series and "Red Eye." However, Craven faltered with this disappointing werewolf film. There's an able cast (Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Portia de Rossi, Shannon Elizabeth, Milo Ventimiglia, Judy Greer and in bit parts Scott Baio as Scott Baio and Nick Offerman as "Officer") and Craven milks the action and suspense for all it's worth, but Kevin Williamson's script really disappoints when it comes to interesting characters or situations. I did find the brother/sister relationship of Ricci and Eisenberg a nice change of pace from the standard boyfriend/girlfriend main character relationship in most teen horror films, though I have to say it didn't really add anything to the plot. The cast and Craven's sure footed direction save the film and make it watchable, but it's sadly nothing special. Watch Craven's far superior followup film, "Red Eye" which is a much stronger picture and really shows what a smart director Craven can be with the right material.
½ April 20, 2015
Cursed sets out to do to werewolves what Scream did with slashers, but unfortunately, despite eager leads, fails due to flat story decisions and poor special effects
March 31, 2015
i liked it ::cheesy::
½ March 1, 2015
While mixing horror with humor, Cursed is really your average werewolf flick but offers likable performances by Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg.
February 22, 2015
This is a howlingly silly and boring film due to its lame special effects and quite unwatchable characters
January 21, 2015
DisfrutŤ mucho de esta pelžcula gracias a Christina Ricci y al casi siempre efectivo Wes Craven.
January 4, 2015
good movie! good cast
January 3, 2015
Despite an abundance of talent, Cursed is strictly a so-bad-t's-good movie. I had a blast watching it.
½ December 2, 2014
A werewolf flick with potential. In 2005 better technology existed, so why did this look like a teen thriller from the 80's?

While not the worst film, it was cursed with an excessive light-mindedness for the subject matter, and it cost the viewer suspension of disbelief.
November 25, 2014
This movie is sometimes fun but very underwhelming. I'm kinda surprised that the people behind Scream (Craven and Williamson) went on to do this. The main problems are the lackluster FX and no sense of menace, both could have been easily fixed by Craven. 38/100
½ November 19, 2014
DisfrutŤ mucho de esta pelžcula gracias a Christina Ricci y al casi siempre efectivo Wes Craven.
October 9, 2014
I think it's an underrated movie. It got chills, fine performances and an effective Scream-like story.
September 27, 2014
Un bon petit film "cerveau a off." Merci wes craven pour ces films non-effrayant, mais O combien divertissant ! En plus, toutes les règles des films d'horreur sont prà (C)sentes !
½ September 24, 2014
Wes Anderson, who really knows super scary and also how to enhance the fear with humor gives us Cursed, a werewolf-loose-in-Los Angeles tale that never takes itself too seriously. It will remind you of the best of the 80's monster horror - fun, slightly campy and worth watching
½ August 17, 2014
Cursed is... awkward. It's got a clunky script and terrible special effects. (lol, "Special") But at the same time there is something rather charming about it.

It's a movie best watched on a whim, without knowing anything about it, because half the fun is seeing the actors and being like, "What, isn't that...!?"

The plot itself is basically a whodunit in werewolf form. This gives Cursed an interesting flow compared to most horror movies.

Unfortunately the script doesn't play this up to its fullest potential. The big loophole reveal at the end that allows everything to properly conclude would have been much better fit in to the early parts of the movie. Instead of a deus ex machina-esque, shoehorned-in statement that reveals a solution two seconds before it resolves, it should have been a major part of the unfolding of most of the movie.

The characters are all properly performed by their actors. They're cheesy, but in that horror b-movie type of cheesy. It feels appropriate for what the movie is. And as said above, half of of the fun of the movie is realizing who everyone is.
August 4, 2014
This movie is AWESOME! !!! Jesse Eisenberg is one of my favorite actors!
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½ July 11, 2014
The creative team behind Scream, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, come together again for the supernatural thriller Cursed. After being attacked by a wolf-like creature Elle and her brother start to undergo some strange changes and begin to suspect that they're becoming werewolves. Starring Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Milo Ventimiglia, and Judy Greer, the cast is rather impressive (though their performances aren't). And, the film does a fair job at creating mystery and suspense. However, the CGI werewolf effects are extremely poor and don't deliver any frights or scares. An underwhelming and subdued horror film, Cursed doesn't offer anything new to the genre.
June 20, 2014
Much more scares and fun were expected from the master of horror, Wes Craven. This is bone dry of both.
May 16, 2014
A werewolf movie without a werewolf in it...What dose that tell you?
April 12, 2014
One star for a Scott Baio cameo; negative 1 million stars for the worst CGI werewolf I've ever seen.
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