If you’ve seen the theatrical PG-13 cut of Wes Craven’s Cursed (review) you’d know there was something drastically wrong- nothing seemed to work right. Well besides missing gallons and gallons of blood the movie did go through hell during its entire lifespan from pre-production to the screen. Inside you can read comments from Craven about why it ended up such a mess and also read about Project Greenlight, which features the film Feast (review)…
Craven talks to the NY Post:
Craven: It’s getting harder to do. The tone in the country is so much toward severe censorship and connecting blame to it that all the studios are running scared and asking for PG-13, which is a royal pain in the butt, frankly.
Q: Is that what happened with “Cursed?”
Craven: I’m very disappointed with “Cursed.” The contract called for us to make an R-rated film. We did. It was a very difficult process. Then it was basically taken away from us and cut to PG-13 and ruined. It was two years of very difficult work and almost 100 days of shooting of various versions. Then at the very end, it was chopped up and the studio thought they could make more with a PG-13 movie, and trashed it. We were writing while we were shooting. It wasn’t ready to film. We rewrote, recast and had two major reshoots. It went on and on and on.
Follow the link above for the full interview.