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''Cursed'' is a horror film released in 2005 by director Creator/WesCraven, starring Creator/ChristinaRicci, Joshua Jackson (''{{Fringe}}''), and JesseEisenberg (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'').

Siblings Ellie (Ricci) and Jimmy (Eisenberg) are driving back to their home near the Hollywood hills one night when they collide with another vehicle, sending it careening into the forest below. While attempting to help the other driver, a young woman named Becky Morton (Shannon Elizabeth) get out of her car, they are suddenly attacked by a large beast emerging from the shadows. The creature drags Becky into the forest after biting and scratching Ellie and Jimmy. When paramedics arrive and ask the siblings what kind of animal attacked them, Jimmy can only respond that it looked like a "wolf the size of a man".

Soon after, they start noticing changes within themselves. They're getting stronger. Their reflexes are faster. They seem to be more attractive to members of the opposite sex... and the scent of blood has a powerful affect on them. Jimmy is [[GenreSavvy quick to realize what's going on]]: they're becoming werewolves. His excitement is quickly overshadowed, however, when they learn that more and more young women are being violently attacked. Ellie and Jimmy realize that the werewolf that cursed them is stalking the streets of L.A., and with the first full moon since their attack quickly approaching, they may very well be its next prey of choice.

Notable for having its werewolf designed by Rick Baker.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* ArmouredClosetGay: [[spoiler:JerkJock Bo]]
* BetaCouple: Jimmy and Brooke, to Ellie and Jake.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jake.]]
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: [[spoiler: Joanie]] doesn't wanna kill Ellie, [[spoiler: she]] [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill want's to rip Ellie to shreds and watch her choke on her own blood.]] [[ImAHumanitarian And maybe eat her.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: [[spoiler: Joannie]].
* BloodyHilarious: Becky's death scene in the beginning of the film can qualify.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Subverted; Bo is gay, but he survives.]]
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedForLaughs with this little line...
--> '''[[spoiler: Jake:]]''' How did this happen?
--> '''[[spoiler: Joannie:]]''' I guess there's no such thing as safe sex with a werewolf.
* ConspicuousCG: While the live action makeup and animatronic werewolf effects look great, there are times where the CGI counterpart doesn't look quite as polished.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: When the werewolf who infected all the other major characters dies, he inexplicably explodes in a burst of greenish energy.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: To demonstrate his werewolf sexual aura, Jimmy gels his hair into a trendy style.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Jake]].
* FlippingTheBird: Not often you see a werewolf doing this.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: The lycanthropic curse causes those around them to be extremely attracted to the one who is cursed. Ellie especially notices this with a male assistant of hers, and Jimmy is surprised when it happens to [[spoiler: the male jock Bo]]... neither of which the siblings had any intention in pursuing.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll
* JerkJock: Bo (played by Milo Ventimiglia), the captain of the high school wrestling team and Jimmy's rival for Brooke's affection.
** LovableJock: [[spoiler: He's gay and actually not so bad]].
* JustHitHim: How does a werewolf with sharp claws and teeth fight? By throwing people around apparently.
** Unless said werewolf is trying to AVOID making more of their kind.
* LettingHerHairDown: Ellie does this as demonstration of the werewolf sexual aura. Joannie comments on this.
* MrExposition: Jimmy, thanks to a few handy books about werewolves.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Werewolves have a powerful sexual allure to members of the opposite sex. And sometimes the same sex. In addition, while silver is painful to lycanthropes, it cannot kill them.
* ReallyGetsAround: Jake. By the time the film's over, we've counted four women he's been with in the last month or so.
* RedHerring: Kyle, briefly. And very poorly done too.
* ShoutOut: The design of the night club owned by Ellie's boyfriend, Jake (played by Joshua Jackson), is one big shout out to classic horror movies. It is lined from wall to wall with supposed memoribilia from the movie sets, including the silver-tipped cane from the original ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''.
* [[strike:Vampire]] [[VampireRefugee Werewolf Refugee]]:Ellie and Jimmy. While Ellie falls under the "What Have I Become?" category, Jimmy leans more towards a "Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf" type.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: After Jimmy figures out what he's becoming, he uses his skills to try out for the high school wrestling team and wins using various obvious pro-wrestling moves, including a straight-legged backwards suplex complete with a 5 second "pause" (and a pre-suplex one-liner) before dropping his opponent.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Joanie, a werewolf version]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:Bo is gay, and becomes attracted to Jimmy. Surprisingly enough, this does ''not'' end in BuryYourGays.]]
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