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
Mya and Shannon Elizabeth appear together in the beginning of the film. They also appeared in the Electronic Arts video game 007 James Bond Everything or Nothing with Mya singing the theme song and appearing as a character in the game. Shannon Elizabeth is featured during the opening theme as Mya sings it. See more »
When Joanie is killed as a werewolf, she is lying flat on her back with her chest and hips visible to the camera. When the officers return to the scene, Joanie is now human but lying on her side with her back to the camera. See more »
Why do men always go for the tortured ones? Poor, damaged Ellie.
[hits Joanie in face with brick]
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The original R rated version has been cut in order to receive a PG-13. See more »
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 werewolves.
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 10.
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