Ready to grow hair, grow teeth, and howl at the moon that’s a werewolf horror movie?
Director Sean Ellis gothic thriller Cursed will be released in theaters on February 18, 2022. Written and directed by Sean Ellis, Cursed stars Boyd Holbrook (The Sandman, The Fugitive, Logan), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone, true detective, above suspicion) and Alistair Petrie (Sex Education, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Manager) in a reimagining of the werewolf legend.
Ellis said, “The Cursed was born out of a desire to reinvent and update the werewolf legend for a modern audience. I wanted to play on the folklore known to the legend and give it a fresh take on the cliched story devices that were copied from the original 1941 film, The Wolf Man.
In the late 1800s, a once peaceful remote country village is attacked, but by whom or what, no one knows. Villagers spread rumors of cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as disappearances and murders continue. Pathologist John McBride arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
Released by LD Entertainment, the film is produced by Ellis, Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon, and executive produced by Alison Semenza and Jacob Yakob. Ellis also shot the film. Formerly titled Eight for the money, the film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Director Sean Ellis commented, “Sundance is always an amazing place to showcase your work. In the time following this valuable experience, we took the opportunity to energize the film with an updated score by Lorne Balfe; we changed a lot of the CGI and decided to put a lot of the original in-camera effects back. We’ve also elevated story elements that pay homage to the incredible multitude of layers that live within the horror genre.
LD Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon said, “We decided to make a genre film with an incredibly talented filmmaker. Sean Ellis has crafted a story that’s so much more than that: it’s timely, scary as hell and, above all, unique. We’re thrilled that people are finally seeing Sean’s stunning vision on the big screen.