Cursed (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Romance  |  25 February 2005 (USA)
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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.


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Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. Written by

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Rated PG-13 for horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven's Cursed  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,633,085 (USA) (25 February 2005)


$116,070 (South Africa) (5 August 2005)

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There was an alternate version of the wrestling scene, in which Jimmy attacks Bo against the bleachers. But upon seeing himself reflected in Bo's eyes, Jimmy releases him. This scene can be glimpsed briefly toward the end of the trailer. See more »


When Christina Ricci picks up the silver knife off the floor in her house and her hand starts to smoke, pay attention to the shadow. You can see smoke coming from her wrist before her hand touches the knife. See more »


Jake: The only way you can break the curse is by killing the one who started it all and that's me. I'm not ready to die just yet.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


Bound Too Long
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Written by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland
Performed by The Crystal Method
Vocals by Hanifah Walidah
Courtesy of V2 Records Inc.
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Semi-scary, enjoyable, yet somewhat disappointing movie
22 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My summary title is random but that is how I felt the movie was. I do not think it was as bad as the other reviewer posted here. The first two-thirds of the movie was great. The movie from the opening on the Santa Monica pier to the car crash until the club opening was classic Wes Craven. There were moments where I jumped out of my seat and brought back memories of the high-tension scenes in Scream. There are funny scene and one-liners as well. The last 1/3 of the movie was bad. It is obvious that they had all the problems that they did. I felt that there was no smooth flow and some scenes did not make sense. If you expect a quality movie like Scream, you will be disappointed. If you want a campy movie that is all-in-all entertaining, then definitely go. I jumped in my seat and laughed at times. I would say that it was worth the ticket price, but I won't own the DVD.

BTW, I saw the R-rated version. I don't think what they cut from the version I saw to make it PG-13 will make the movie any scarier; there are some gratuitous blood/gore shots that will probably be cut out. This will obviously make the movie more attractable when they release it on DVD as uncut.

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