The Cursed is a fine enough werewolf movie.

This is a repost from my review back in 2021 when I saw it at Sundance! I wanted to repost because I wanted to give the movie it’s own post!

In rural 19th-century France, a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens a small village. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

Eight For Silver was one of my most anticipated films at the Sundance Film Festival, unfortunately Eight For Silver really did not work for me. As I said in my first reaction the first 20 minutes are the best part about this film. They were very haunting and gave this chilling atmosphere that really takes you into the film’s world. The film also has a very decent atmosphere combined with the setting it results in some great scenes that are effective. What ultimately brings Eight For Silver down is two major things, the movie is 20 minutes too long combined with the pacing very inconsistent with a 1 hour and 53 minute running time it feels way too long. My other problem is the final act, it shows the Werewolves way too much which I get it that’s what movies tend to do. However I feel in this case it makes the werewolves less and less scary the more they are shown, which ultimately turns Eight For Silver into a very below average gothic horror movie with werewolves included. The acting and writing are fine enough but really don’t bring anything special to the table, they leave a little more to be desired. I’m sure gothic horror movie fans will love for Eight For Silver especially if you don’t mind a little bit of Werewolves in your movie. But I really don’t recommend this one.

The Cursed releases tomorrow in theaters!

5/10 C


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