Sean Ellis’ “The Cursed” is a horror film set in the 18th century, about a Pathologist who gets caught up in mysteries of blood-soaked animal attacks at a French Estate. This atmospheric masterpiece uses mist and foliage as well as darkness to construct stalkings that get more intense with every frame they’re viewed from!
While the style of “The Cursed” is reminiscent of other historical dramas, such as ‘Barry Lyndon’ and The Last Of The Mohicans; it does not seem right for this movie’s werewolf mythology since there have already been so many successful ones in that established that genre. Ellis draws on familiar elements from various stories about formatted men who turn into monsters when night falls including one started by Stanley Kubrick decades ago!
Release date: February 18, 2022 (USA)Movie Rating: 4/5
Director: Sean Ellis
Distributed by: LD Entertainment
The story of “The Cursed” is one where class conflict and fear for the other are major themes. It begins in World War I but eventually pays off at its conclusion with an unexpected twist that has deep implications on how we see this film’s characters’ relationships with each other as well their place within French society-both then (in%)and now(today).
The wife of an enemy tribesman is forced to watch her husband being mutilated and burned alive on a wooden cross before being buried in an open grave. She’s saved from this fate by one of the hired goons working for their landlord, who finds them another skull piece: jaws only with teeth removed replaced by silver replicas just like those found inside it!
The local children of the town are beginning to have nightmares about walking near where dead bodies were found. They imagine themselves in strange situations, such as being bitten by silver teeth that lie around on film sets without being used for their intended purpose-to hurt somebody!
The film’s director, despite his best efforts to the contrary (and this may be why we like him so much), doesn’t exactly reinvent or upgrade werewolf mythology. Instead, it plays around with what many people think about these creatures as standard fare for horror movies; however, there is some interesting cinematics that shows how far from perfect society can get before its collapse into savagery- including one sequence where an innocent girl survives being bitten by becoming part of their pack instead!
The story of “The Cursed” fits into the tradition of young people being targeted by violence. The novel follows an English man who leaves his country after a terrible crime, only to find himself involved with others on foreign soil and realize there are no precautions against those who committed acts abroad as well!
Ellis has fun playing around with the visual aspects of werewolf lore. This is a movie where you don’t immediately know that these characters are lycanthropes, which reflects how much more primitive our knowledge about this subject was back then compared to today’s standards – but also gives an insight into their personality types as well!
The pathologist, John Mc Bride is a soulful and sad Van Helsing-type who’s there to help battle the phenomenon that he saw play out in his hometown. He initially describes it as wolf attacks because everyone around him will have trouble accepting the truth when they are killed by this thing which can transform itself into any animal its victim loves most – including humans!
When people in a small town start dying from an unknown disease, they find themselves caught up in a battle between good and evil. With only hours left until everyone else expires, I’m going to take you on my journey through this movie that will have viewers cheering for their favorite characters while rooting against them at every turn!
The film is so rich and executed by Ellis with total filmmaker flair that one can’t help but wish it added up to more than just another variation on a certain type of movie. The low running time makes the experience all worthwhile though; at less than two hours long, there’s not much room for boredom or irritation when you’re cinematically deprived!
The movie was a beautifully-made piece of work with an impeccable production design and wonderful shots. It made me think about how good art can affect people years after it’s been viewed, even if you don’t remember watching this one specifically!
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