Werewolves, nightmares, and curses for days.
The number one horror movie on the USA iTunes charts is a high-octane serious business thrill ride. The Cursed was a 2021 Sundance genre darling where it spooked fans and critics with werewolves, nightmares, curses and scarecrows. After a theatrical run in February, The Cursed has been unleashed on VOD and now sits as the highest ranking horror movie on the Apple charts as of the evening of July 14th 2022.
Written and directed by Sean Ellis, iTunes hit The Cursed stars Boyd Holbrook (The Sandman, The Fugitive, Logan). It co-stars Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone, True Detective, Above Suspicion) and Alistair Petrie (Sex Education). Together they reimagine werewolf lore for a modern-day audience. Formerly titled Eight for Silver, the film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Additionally, Sean Ellis is an Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director and photographer. His films include Metro Manila which won three British Independent Film Awards (Best Independent British Film, Director, Best Achievement in Production) and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Cashback which won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival; and Anthropoidwhich won the Audience Award at the Czech Lion.
“We set out to make a genre film with an incredibly talented filmmaker. Sean Ellis has created a story that is so much more than that: it’s timely, scary as hell, and most importantly unique. We are thrilled for people to finally see Sean’s striking vision on the big screen,” shared LD’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon.
In the late 1800s, a once-peaceful remote country village is under attack—but by who or what, no one knows. Villagers spread rumours of a cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as the disappearances and killings continue. Pathologist John McBride arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister than he ever could have imagined.
Check out the trailer for The Cursed right here:
Lastly, will you be checking out iTunes smash hit The Cursed this weekend? Make sure to let us know on Twitter via @DreadCentral. We’re always around to chat about all things werewolves, nightmares, scarecrows and curses!