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Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 25 February 2005 (USA)
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

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Storyline

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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Horror

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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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25 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven's Cursed  »

Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$19,294,901 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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In 2008, Wes Craven was quoted saying; "... the Cursed experience was so screwed up. I mean, that went on for two-and-a-half years of my life for a film that wasn't anything close to what it should have been. And another film that I was about to shoot having the plug pulled - Pulse - so it was like, I did learn from the Cursed experience not to do something for money. They said, 'We know you want to do another film, we'll pay you double.' And we were 10 days from shooting, and I said fine. But I ended up working two-and-a-half years for double my fee, but I could have done two-and-a-half movies, and done movies that were out there making money. In general, I think it's not worth it and part of the reason my phone hasn't rung is that that story is pretty well known. See more »

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(at around 24 mins) When Ellie and Joanie are arguing in the hallway at Ellie's office, first Joanie's hair is over her shoulder and her purse is on her arm. Then, no purse, and her hair is behind her shoulder. Next, hair is forward and purse is back on her arm. See more »

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Joanie: Putting on weight, Kyle?
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Featured in Movie Nights: Cursed (2011) See more »

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Fine Without You
(Carmen Rizzo / Jed Smith Indian Summer Remix)
Written by Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano and Derek Grant
Performed by Alkaline Trio
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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so it's nothing to Scream about , SO WHAT?
23 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First of all, sorry for the name on the summary it is really bad .

I have to ask something...why are so many people panning this movie!?!I loved it! So it was in no way terrifying and i only jumped a few times but it was well worth a Friday night where i could have been sat in.

So many people have complained about it not exceeding expectations but i will not blame Craven or Williamson for that. I would blame the board of Dimension who asked Williamson to rewrite the script and end up having what could have been a good cast ensemble reduced to one or two noticeable actors - Christina Ricci, who looked gorgeous and provided eye-candy for many guys, and Shannon Elisabeth, who i wished had had the part of Judy Greer but Judy's performance wasn't terrible. And i'll blame Dimension for cutting out gore which i swear was the only thing i missed.

The transformation wasn't very 'American werewolf in London' but does it have to be? I am not going to stick up for that part 'cause it could've been better but don't moan about it.

I think the script was good and it had a few fantastic one liners- the werewolf screaming LIAR and giving the finger...hey, anything can happen, its Hollywood. And the script was hardly thin or terrible, just lacking in some detail about the werewolf rules.It was a bit clumsy though, the first werewolf dies but the head doesn't become separated and it isn't shot by silver...rather silly mistake.

I am very happy that Craven didn't take the movie seriously and started to turn it into a parody from early on because it was enjoyable otherwise it would have been nothing but a few unseen deaths and a very dull plot but the humour and in-jokes made it better.He did try to work with what he had and i guess he gave up because of Dimension ( I don't have a problem with Dimension films, honest!)

All in all, if you are looking for something to do and are out of ideas, go and see this movie but do not take it seriously at all and you should have an enjoyable night without the bad after-effects of scary films with nightmares and anxiety.


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