Released on US television on May 11, 2008 on Sci-Fi Channel, "Never Cry Werewolf" is a blantant, yet still entertaining rip-off of both Fright Night and Disturbia.
For a Sci-Fi Channel movie, its well acted and directed. It also has a sense of humor to it. Casting Kevin Sorbo as a "legendary" big game hunter (actually he's a hunter) was a surprising move.
Special effects wise, the movie uses CGI and live-action creature effects to bring the werewolf and other creatures to life. Paul Jones (Ginger Snaps,Nature of the Beast) provided the effects. The werewolf is seen in bits and pieces before truly revealing itself by the end of the first half of the film. It walks on either all fours or upright. It can also communicate telepathically. My only problem is that the werewolf seems too . . . . .small. The CGI aren't bad, used only during some of the transformations. The gore level is low in the film. . . .really, really low.
Still, despite its faults, the movie still manages to entertain.
This is best described as a werewolf version of fright night but it's still a good film. The werewolf actualy looks pretty cool and the acting is alright so its a good flick to watch with your girlfriend and snuggle on the couch with. (just make sure you dont scare easily):)!
Most Sci-Fi specials that come out are absolute garbage, however this movie is an exception. The acting was great, little cg, and funny. I thought of this movie kind of as a comedy spoof movie. The copy I have does not have any special features, but if it had commentary i could just about imagine the director laughing and telling jokes through the movie. So watch this movie as a comedy/horror and not a serious horror flick and you should like it to.
I admit it, I went into watching this movie with aprehension, and I haven't finnished it yet. But not for it being bad.It's because I haven't had any time to finish it.
I paid 19 bucks for this, and it was so worth it! I don't ussualy yell my commentary at a movie, but this one got "The Adkins Family unwritten ongoing commentary", a very prestigous honor. I've only done that with two other movies, AWWIL and the Howling (No, don't go into the cabin! and in one of my anime moments :YAY! Blood gore death and destruction!, order reversed.), so you can tell it's a good movie.
The actors are all great, the diolouge is exicuted well, and can I just say, "Is it me, or does the guy playing Jared look like a younger Willem Dafoe?"
The effects are okay, nothing spectacular, but not Howling 2 and 7 bad. I really love this movie.
My comments included:
"Of course he'll kill you! He's a WEREWOLF! Duh!"
"Oh, the eye in the soup. I certainly didn't see that coming!"
"Hand through the gut! Hand through the gut!"
"Okay. She's spying on him, he's got his dog spying on her. So my question is: WHO THE HECK"S SPYING ON THE DOG!? Let's not leave the dog out of this."
"Man, This. Is. AWESOME!"
My poor mother had no clue what was going on down stairs. Pity her.
I think this movie will slowly become a cult classic.
I got dibs on Cult Leader!
I love this movie, for a made for tv movie its actually very well done. The story is interesting, engaging and the acting was surprisingly well done for this type of film. Although there are a few unsettling/confusing errors (ie: the werewolf scratches victims and they call it "biting") the rest of the movie is pretty good. The plot and story seem to go along well, even better than some so called legitimate "werewolf" movies I've seen. I like Kevin Sorbo as the stuck up pompous tv hero. Its a different role for him.
As far as the wolf goes well what can I say. Although at times it makes me feel like im looking at a guy in a costume (cuz I am lol) for most of the movie this doesnt do anything to distract me from everything else the movie offers. Although I do not know any of the actors names except for Kevin Sorbo, they all do a good job at keeping the story interesting and fun. I also like all the werewolf knowledge that they applied into it, very good!
Although viewers may be tempted to change the channels they also have a lot of good reasons as to why they dont.
All in all a great well thought out, well acted and well edited movie.
A Monster Movie Mad Lib (circle your favorite answer):
A teenage ________ (boy/girl)learns a new neighbor is moving in to the spooky old house next door. After hearing about a rash of murders in town, the ________ (boy/girl) accidentaly witnesses the new neighbor seemingly killing a young woman. Unfortunately, nobody believes the story - not the cops, nor the ________ (boy/girl)'s spiky-haired weirdo school buddy. Increasingly convinced the neighbor is a ____________(vampire/werewolf), our hero tries to enlist the aid of a famous _________ (monster/animal)-hunting TV star. Too bad the hunter turns out to be just a washed up actor whose show has just been cancelled. To make matters worse, the _________ (vampire/werewolf) infects our hero's weirdo pal with his evil curse, then sets his sights on the woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lost bride! Eventually the duo of unlikely _________ (vampire/werewolf)-hunters are forced to confront the creature, or die trying!
If the screenwriters of "Never Cry Werewolf" had called this a "remake with a twist", its libelous theft of the "Fright Night" script might be forgivable. As it stands, the writers are lucky they haven't been sued. How DID this movie get made? I realize Fright Night was released over 20 years ago, but there's a line between homage and plagarism... This movie has comitted "Grand Theft Script".
Despite everything, this film is mildly entertaining... especially if you're a fan of 1980s B-movies. That being said, the acting is mediocre, the effects are mediocre and ex-Hercules Kevin Sorbo is really scraping rock bottom here, which adds a note of sadness to the production.
I only give props to the movie for the were-wolf costume and that the male antagonist was a real good pitch for this movie. Otherwise, the female protagonist acted poorly, the "mutilation" of the bodies did not match the blood being sprayed about everywhere. I'd say the only good thing about this movie, is that Kevin Sorbo made me laugh in the scenes he was in, but otherwise don't waste your time on this movie unless you're a huge fan of girls who can't act, and you need a good laugh to your day.
Gad Zooks, it's Nina Dobrev in a movie where she's thinking that her neighbor is a werewolf.
I suppose that this is what it took to get Ms.Dobrev consideration for the series "the vampire diaries"still, it is a hoot to say the least.
What I can't understand is how the werewolf, didn't try to get him some of that next door neighbor chow? Nina Dobrev does everything but sit in his lap and give him a lap dance. Ah well, Kevin Sorbo saved the day with a very funny performance in the film. Usually as others have pointed out, Syfy does have some really lousy filming techniques but, for this movie, the acting saved it from any further damage. Did ya just get into an argument with your neighbor? This movie will have you chuckling after ya watch it.
this movie is awesome