The Cursed

In the late 19th century, a brutal land baron slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, the baron's son goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

  • Released: 2021-07-28
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Kelly Reilly, Boyd Holbrook, Alistair Petrie, Uhm Ji-won, Roxane Duran, Nigel Betts, Stuart Bowman, Gary Oliver, Richard Cunningham, Simon Kunz, Áine Rose Daly, Amelia Crouch, Tom Sweet, Max Mackintosh, Parker Ellis, Tommy Rodger, Sean Mahon, Mish Boyko, Paul Bandey, Alun Raglan, Oisín Stack, Florie Blight, Annabel Mullion, Jicey Carina, Stuart Goodwin, Edmund Wiseman, Christopher Craig, Serge Pierre-Gaudou, Patrick Zocco, Brigitte Masure, Anne-Hélène Orvelin, Robert Charpentier, Rebecca Calder, Go Gyu-pil, Fabien Houssaye, Kim In-kwon, Kwon Hae-hyo, Carl Laforêt
  • Director: Sean Ellis
  • SnoopyStyle - 8 December 2022
    good ole monster movie
    In the trenches of WWI, a soldier is one of the many wounded. As the doctor pulls out the bullets from his wounds, one of them is a different looking silver bullet. Thirty five years earlier, Isabelle Laurent (Kelly Reilly) is the wife of greedy landowner Seamus Laurent (Alistair Petrie). The local leaders have hired mercenaries to massacre gypsies who have occupied part of Seamus' land. With impending death, an old gypsy woman curses the land. John McBride (Boyd Holbrook) arrives tracking the Roma travelers. His family was lost due to a gypsy curse.

    At the start, I assumed that Kelly Reilly would be the lead. Her character is too passive to take the lead. That would have been better. She could be a good olden time woman rising up to be the hero although that may be too modern. Holbrook is a fine old style leading man. I do like the grim brutality of the place. The gypsy massacre is great awfulness. I like the unique monster designs. I like the curse lore. Despite the brutal violence, this is a rather old fashion monster movie.
  • Pulp001 - 16 October 2022
    Classic Gothic Horror at its best
    I'm only giving the picture a seven because it's the first time that I watch this film, however, if I ever watch it again and feel the same way, I'm sure my rating will go up a notch or two.

    It is a bit slow at times, but overall it's well done; the cinematography hits the spot with this kind of genre, the acting is well done, and the direction of the film is horrifically suspenseful.

    The suspenseful scenes will leave you with your mouth open at times, and give you goosebumps at others.

    If you're a fan of classic gothic horror-which I'm not in particular-, this one is right up your alley, and if you're not, I still think the audience in general will find this flick well worth a watch.