YMMV / Cursed

  • Better on DVD: The unrated DVD contains the R-rated cut in the film, with the gore kept in.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Bo, especially considering they have Milo Ventimiglia turn out to be an Armored Closet Gay.]]
    • Joannie as well due to being played by perpetual darkhorse Judy Greer and becoming wonderfully snarky once she's revealed as the villain.
  • Evil Is Sexy: There's some measure of this in universe, as werewolves apparently have a "natural sexual aura". Joannie notably dons a sexy purple costume for the climax once she's revealed as the werewolf.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: A lot of viewers like to pretend the movie ends at Tinsel, due to the Shocking Swerve mentioned below.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of Ellie's coworkers is played by Michael Rosenbaum - who played Lex Luthor on Smallville. Jesse Eisenberg would later play Lex in the DC Extended Universe.
  • Narm:
    • The scene where Kyle refuses to show Ellie and Jimmy his hand. It's such a blatant contrivance to make him into a Red Herring and makes no sense since he's killed immediately after.
    • Having the werewolf talk in the silly pitched-down voice takes away a lot of the menace.
  • Narm Charm: A werewolf giving Ellie the middle finger. Silly? Yes. Hilarious? Absolutely.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Portia De Rossi as the fortune teller Zela appears only in the opening and in one later scene. But she's wonderfully kooky.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Jesse Eisenberg a few years before his big role in The Social Network. Milo Ventimiglia was known for Gilmore Girls but this was before he'd really become famous for Heroes.
  • Shocking Swerve: The finale makes absolutely no sense. Jake had been built up as sympathetic despite being the werewolf and Joannie was the one murdering people. So Jake out of nowhere decides to kill Jimmy and Ellie. This was because it was ordered by the Weinsteins because they wanted a climax similar to Scream (1996).
  • So Okay, It's Average: Some fans have Critical Backlash to the movie's bad rating (16% on Rotten Tomatoes) and note that despite the Troubled Production and occasional Plot Hole, there are parts of the movie that are legitimately good. Not great or spectacular, but watchable.
  • Special Effect Failure: The CGI could be better and it is very noticeable in places. Averted with the prosthetic werewolf effects, which are quite decent.
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