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"Experience a new fear. Prepare for the unknown. You will see something you will never forget..."
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.0  (34,634)
  • 31

Cursed is a 2005 American horror-comedy film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. The movie follows the story of two siblings, Ellie and Jimmy, played by Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg, who after surviving a car accident in the Hollywood Hills, end up fighting against a werewolf terrorizing their city. Ellie is a trendy publicist, living in Los Angeles while struggling to make her way in the entertainment industry. She has a strained relationship with her younger brother Jimmy, who aspires to become a video game programmer. One night, while driving home from a party in the Hollywood Hills, they hit a mysterious animal on the road and lose control of their car, crashing into the woods. There they are attacked by a monstrous creature that leaves bite marks on their bodies.

As the days pass, Ellie and Jimmy start to notice strange changes in their behavior and physical appearance. They soon discover that they have been cursed by the werewolf that attacked them, turning them into werewolves themselves. While dealing with their newfound identity crisis, they become the prey of a group of people who are determined to hunt down and kill werewolves.

Ellie and Jimmy team up with a werewolf hunter named Jake, played by Joshua Jackson, and his sister, a psychic named Becky, portrayed by Portia de Rossi, to uncover the truth behind the curse and find a way to break it before they transform into werewolves forever.

The movie is a horror-comedy that mixes humor and suspense while exploring themes of identity, family, and acceptance. The werewolf effects are well-executed and add to the intensity of the film's action scenes. The story also includes nods to classic werewolf movies, such as the transformation process and the struggle to control the animalistic instinct of the werewolf's nature.

The acting performances in Cursed are impressive, particularly Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg's chemistry as siblings. Ricci portrays Ellie with a sassy, confident attitude, while Eisenberg's Jimmy is awkward and nerdy but clever and resourceful. Their sibling relationship is endearing and relatable, bringing a sense of grounded realism to the fantastical story. Portia de Rossi also does a great job as Becky, adding a touch of humor and eccentricity to the story.

Wes Craven is a master of the horror genre and in Cursed, he shows his talent for blending horror and humor. The movie is suspenseful and scary in all the right places, with a mix of jump scares and monster reveals that keep the audience engaged. The horror elements are complemented by witty dialogue and banter between the characters, adding a lighthearted touch to the intense moments.

In conclusion, Cursed is a fun, entertaining movie that blends horror and comedy in a perfect balance. The story is engaging, the acting is impressive, and the special effects are well-executed. While the film may not be the most profound or groundbreaking in the horror genre, it is definitely one that fans of the genre will enjoy.

Cursed is a 2004 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 31.

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