The Cursed – Late-Night Horror 101
Director: Joel Bender
Writer: Devin Watson (Screenplay)
Cast: Louis Mandylor, Bran Thornton, Costas Mandylor, Francesca Cecil, James Marshall, Tom Wright
Plot: A supernatural thriller set in a cosy Tennessee town where Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother, Deputy Lloyd Muldoon, have a firm grasp of law and order until a stranger, Denny White, comes to town and horrible things begin to happen. – James Clark, Southern Standard
Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Cursed starts as Denny (Thornton) head to his friend Billy (Marshall) home to study his latest project. Denny is looking into folklore in the small towns, stumbling upon one in Tennessee. A creature has been lurking around the shadows, first killing livestock, before getting a taste of human blood.
Lloyd Muldoon (L. Mandylor) is investigating the case, with Denny looking to find the truth. The two must put aside their differences to save the town from the mysterious creature.
Thoughts on The Cursed
The Cursed is a creature in the woods haunting a town type of movie. Giving the audience plenty of gory splatter like kills from the creature that lurks in the woods. It is strange that is turns up just as the man looking to investigate folklore around the area.
The movie handles the creature visiting well, making every visit feel scary. Nothing is held back when it comes to seeing everything being unleashed. The biggest draw back to everything, is that we don’t seem to get enough motivation as to why it has suddenly started happening now. It is established that this is long cruse that needs to be broken, only it doesn’t explain why nobody looked into things earlier.
When it comes to the performances, we have solid ones throughout. Brad Thornton as the researching thrown into the bigger mystery, a target of the creature. Louis Mandylor as the reluctant sheriff, not wanting to get involved in the supernatural. The pair work well as opposites against each other.
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Final Thoughts – The Cursed is a solid late-night horror mystery movie.