I don't know what your childhood was like (FYI: I'm likely a bit older than most of you who read SciFiHistory.Net), but my young life was just time spent between one monster movie and the next. I'd gravitate toward anything remotely monster-like on TV -- this was way back in the day when our only entertainment avenue was a handful of channels playing old movies in syndicated rotation -- so anything that even closely fit the bill I'd watch. Werewolves. Vampires. Sea creatures. Godzilla. Mummies. You name it. If it was in the title, then I'd definitely be there, and even if there was the promise of something creature-like I was happy.
It would seem that -- to a degree -- monster movies aren't as stylish with the Hollywood elite as they used to be. Granted, everything gets 'fixed in post' these days, so the prospect of suiting someone up in prosthetics, giving him some claws, scars, or the like may not be as easily cast, actors and actresses being ones more inclined to preserve the beauty of their appearances as opposed to hiding under all that make-up. Still, when it's done right, I think audiences find it and appeciate it for the work that goes into crafting something legitimate and tangible as creatures go.
All of this springs to mind basically as I just watched the trailer for The Cursed (2021), a little something something which appears to have been conceived and shot in the United Kingdom. Some of the scenery is definitely practical effects work, though I've no doubt there'll be more scars russled up in CGI or post-trickery as seems to be the case these days. IMDB.com reports that the film has had a few festival airings and that it's also been the recipient of some praise. A little bit of Googling will show you that it's been reviewed largely favorably; and the coming attraction definitely looks a bit Gothic and inspired. It springs from the mind of Sean Ellis (a fairly slim resume on the web) and stars the likes of Boyd Holbrook (Logan, The Predator), Kelly Reilly (True Detective, Yellowstone), and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One, Hellboy).
Trailer is below. You know what to do.
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