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While most of Wes Craven’s career was undeniably charmed, he did deliver the occasional “Cursed” film ripe for a Guilty Pleasures pick.

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Worst of Wes” edition. Would it be 2005’s Cursed or 2000’s Scream 3? And somewhat to our surprise, Cursed won by a decent margin.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, we have a couple of great former guests in the form of Mychoverse creator MJ Dixon and British Scream Queen extraordinaire Dani Thompson.

Over the course of the episode, the trio talks about how the Weinstein’s butchered the film and how the film feels like several disconnected films in one. Plus, they discuss the joy that is Judy Greer.

They also get into the movie’s interesting cast list and how the movie feels slightly out-of-time. But, for all its flaws, the film did at least give us an iconic horror image (yes, it’s the werewolf flipping Christina Ricci off).

You can watch Cursed right now on HBO Max. 

Listen to MJ’s previous appearance on the show here.
You can also hear his original interview here.

Listen to Dani’s interview here.


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer, and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online, and The 405.  His favorite horror movie is The Shining, and his favorite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.

Be sure to tune in on the first Saturday of every month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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