OFFICIAL: CURSED IS PG-13
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dimension Films has, as we first reported here, re-edited Wes Craven?s CURSED and received a PG-13 from the MPAA. The board?s official explanation for the rating is 'horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference.' The Fango staff caught a screening this week of what was clearly the R version, and frankly, we?re curious about how coherently a few key scenes will play with their hard-gore content?including severed heads and bodies?watered down or deleted. (And calm down, Shannon Elizabeth fans; the 'nudity' is just a glimpse of Jesse Eisenberg?s bare butt.) In the same ratings report, Dimension?s THE BROTHERS GRIMM also nabbed a PG-13, for 'violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material.' Ironically, that same release states that Miramax?s long-on-the-shelf UNDERTAKING BETTY has been recut to boost it from a PG-13 to an R! Meanwhile, thank goodness, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR received an R this week for 'violence and terror, sexuality, language and brief drug use.' As for CURSED, you can check out the trailer here and read our exclusive interview with Craven in Fango #241, on sale February 15.
Courtesy of Fangoria