2. CURSED (2005)
Cursed premiered to deaf ears and closed eyes in February 2005 after a year’s worth of production delays, script rewrites, and cast alterations. Both Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson (he of Scream infamy) let it be known publicly that the final cut wasn’t their initial vision, a necessary disclaimer for a werewolf movie that’ll go down in horror history as one of the worst lycanthrope flicks ever. And that is said acknowledging the existence of Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf.
Where do we begin? The special effects are barely Atari-level, resulting in a lead wolf villain that’s neither believable or scary. The humor hinges upon bad puns, gay jokes, and an inexplicable cameo from Scott Baio. And the attacks never once shock, thanks to widely reported PG-13 revisions demanded by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein before the film’s release.
We’re pretty sure Wes Craven himself loathes Cursed even more than we do, though we’re down to challenge the depths of his hatred any time.