Cursed

Movie Review by EDF

Starring: Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Judy Greer, Scott Baio
Director: Wes Craven

It is that time of the month again. Yes, the moon is full with a glow that will make some people feel different. Different in such a way that some will be lucky to escape with just stubble burns. Yes that’s right, your average PHASE9 reviewer usually turns into an animal and howls at a full moon whenever horror movies as bad as this one come along. With a sack full of money thrown at it, there will be a point in time that you wish you were the first victim in the movie so that you didn’t have to sit through this unintentionally funny piece of crap.

All the average horror fan wants is a night of thrilling, exciting and surprising scares that will have your wet pants running out of the cinema. When you look at the people behind the making of this movie, CURSED comes from the mind of Kevin Williamson who wrote SCREAM and Wes Craven who also directed SCREAM. In reality both of them should not have really bothered to get out of bed to make this third rate excuse of a werewolf movie. Werewolf movies have never really captured moviegoer’s imagination. You can count the number of decent werewolf movies ever made on one hand and for those who were hoping for an extra digit will be severely disappointed by CURSED.

There is not even much point in giving you a full synopsis of the movie other then a werewolf lurking in the Hollywood Hills attacks a brother and sister. They both gain new powers and then the movie turns into a “guess who the head werewolf is” as the siblings need to kill him to break the cycle of change. The movie features the attractive Christina Ricci but the script lets her down and so does her forehead, which at times is scarier, than the werewolves themselves. The ever-reliable Rick Baker designed the makeup effects, so why half of the movie features dodgy CGI werewolves is anybody’s guess. There were times when I felt that this movie should really have been a comedy but then some of the really stupid scenes, the bathroom scene being one of them, show no evidence that these silly situations were even meant to be funny. For a movie that has been dogged by re-shoots, actors leaving the project and the studio wanting a kiddie friendly version, avoid this movie like the plague. Your life will depend on it.

1 out of 6 stars

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