Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bad Moon

This Eric Red film has quite the following in the lycanthrope crowd and it's easy to understand. Despite budget restrictions, he manages to assemble a competent cast and uses scripting rather than an onslaught of special effects to create his tension. Mariel Hemingway is fine in the lead but the big "actor" here is Primo as Thor. Yup, the dog is the hero! Michael Parè does well as the werewolf Uncle coming to visit and Mason Gamble who most know from DENNIS THE MENACE with Walter Matthau is great as the son who feels threatened by the arrival of said Uncle. A lot more going on here than meets the eyes and worthwhile for fans of the genre but won't offer much for those who aren't.


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