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‘The Cursed’ Trailer Unleashes a Werewolf Experience Sure to Be In Your Best Horror Films of the Year

This Film is Fixing to Blow Everyone Away

by Trey Hilburn III

The Cursed is fixing to blow everyone’s mind when it arrives in theaters this February. It manages to move, bend and damn near break established genre boundaries.

Last year’s Sundance Festival featured a very rad werewolf picture titled Eight for Silver. This release was one of those films that was a unanimous favorite by all the critics who watched it. The period piece lycan film is brutal and very much its own thing – a very unique take on the sub-genre. Eight For Silver has since been renamed The Cursed and while that is a very generic name for a werewolf picture, I guarantee you that its well worth your time. Also, I guarantee you it is worlds away from Wes Craven’s werewolf film “Cursed“.

Sean Ellis wrote and directed this one. His werewolf film has a very specific look to it and is designed to separate itself from the tropes of werewolf films. It is a werewolf film, but in no way is that the only sort of film that it is. Let’s just say that the name of the film suits the hell out of the cinematic experience.

The synopsis for The Cursed goes like this:

In the late 1800s,aonce-peaceful remote country village is under attack—but by who or what, no one knows.Villagers spread rumors of a cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as the disappearances and killings continue.Pathologist John McBride arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister than he ever could have imagined.


“Sundance is always an incredible place to showcase your work. In the time that has followed that valuable experience, we took the opportunity to invigorate the film with an updated score by Lorne Balfe; we changed much of the CGI and decided to put back much of the original in-camera effects. We also elevated elements of the story that pay tribute to the incredible multitude of layers that live within the horror genre.” director, Ellis said in a release.

The film stars Boyd Hollbrook, Kelly Reilly and Alistair Petrie.

The Cursed arrives in theaters February 18.