Fans loved The Cursed when it hit the cinema screens in 2021. It has a good storyline and some spine-chilling scenes, some of them being torture to the eyes of the people with tender hearts. The story is based on werewolves and the troubles created by werewolves on a planet dominated by humans.
The film has a serious background keeping the fans focused and tense till the end of the movie. The movie also highlights the cholera epidemic and the class issue of that time. The film is set in late 1800s France which gives it a classic look. The director didn’t fail in scaring the viewers by turning the old werewolves’ stories into an interesting movie.
What is the Film About?
Set in the 18th century, the film gives a whole historic vibe with the twist of werewolf myths. The movie shows a young man turning into a werewolf after surviving a werewolf bite. In the movie, the only way to become a werewolf was to survive a werewolf bite.
The film also portrays a rich influential family in France that seizes the lands of the Roma tribe. It also shows how the goons working for landlords torture the common people in the worst possible ways. The movie contains some of the gruesome scenes where a man is shown as mutilated, burned, and hung like a scarecrow and his wife buried alive in a grave.
Later the goons find a human skull with a jaw containing silver teeth. The problem starts here. To know more about the movie, watch it now!
What are the Critics Saying?
Even though many people loved the movie, there are some who aren’t much impressed by it. Many viewers found the story silly and not scary enough as it claims to be, some said that the movie has loose ends with many things in the story not fitting in properly.
A critic in an article said that the movie failed its own genre (horror) by adding and focusing on other disturbing elements way too much. The dominance of the rich, the atrocities on the poor, colonialism, and World War 1. The film was better if it was purely made a horror movie or a historical one where historical tensions of that period are revealed.
But even with all the criticism, the movie has an IMDb rating of 6.1 out of 10. This proves that the movie is fairly good and is a good watch maybe sometime during Halloween!
Similar Shows Like the Cursed
Viewers who loved The Cursed can also watch dramas like Luna Nera, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Bitten, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time, Snowpiercer, Curon, Vikings, Cursed, The Cursed(Korean Series), and Gotham.
Viewers who are obsessed with the Vampire, Werewolf myth can watch The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies.
The Cursed is a new movie and has no prequel or sequel yet, so there is no need or requirement to watch any other movies or series to know about the movie. Just sit and stream The Cursed to feel the terror for the next 113 minutes!
Cast and Makers
The cast of The Cursed includes Kelly Reilly as Isabella, Aine Rose Daly as Anne-Marie, Boyd Holbrook as John McBride, Alistair Petrie as Seamus, and Amelia Crouch as Charlotte among others.
The film is directed by Sean Ellis whose movie Cashback is a nomination of the prestigious Oscars back in 2006. The movie is produced by Pete Shilaimon, Sean Ellis, and Mickey Liddell with the help of LD Entertainment.
The movie was set to release in 2021 but in many countries, it was released on 18th February 2022.