Interview: Boyd Holbrook Talks Werewolf Film ‘The Cursed’, Why He Thought Horrors Weren’t For Him, And More

Boyd Holbrook never thought he was a right fit for horror movies. At least, that’s what he tells me in my interview with him for the werewolf horror, The Cursed, a film I saw at Sundance last year when it was titled Eight for Silver.  It’s funny, because I see Holbrook, who has starred in everything from from Narcos to Logan to The Predator, as an incredibly versatile actor who can do anything.

In The Cursed, Holbrook plays John McBride, a 19th-century pathologist summoned to investigate and kill an evil beast that is terrorizing a family with a legacy of secrets.  The film was directed by Sean Ellis, and I got to speak with Holbrook about what it was like working with Ellis, why he thought horrors weren’t for him, and much more.

The Cursed is in theaters now.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.