A great monster movie. Fantastic special effects. The werewolves look incredibly photorealistic. Not even make up effects artist could come close to touch the work used here!
Jack returns to the horror genre, this time as a werewolf. Rick Baker created the creature effects.
What the hell is this? This is not much of a werewolf movie. Did that woman put on a werewolf costume. Shame on whoever made this movie.
Funny. Yes, it is. Does it belong here. No, it does not. Look out everyone, there's a wererabbit on the loose. Don't let it twitch its nose at you!
Newsflash people. Dracula has turned into a wolf in other movies, though they are much better than this.
The Fitzgerald sisters are back, though the main focus is on Brigette this time around. A much more darker film than the first, this is one of the few instances in which a sequel is better than the original. The sequel is like an enjoyable incarnation of hell(that does sound a bit weird-no matter).
The acting is great as always, Emily Perkins delivering a terrific performance. Katherine Isabelle returns as Ginger's ghost(sort of), following Brigette around and whispering terrible things to her. A creepy scene in which Ginger appears in her wolf-form during a dream is creppy (Wake up B, it's time . . .) made me have some bad dreams when I went to sleep that night.
This is more like "Brigette Snaps" This time, the story is about Brigette becoming a werewolf. She is sent to a drug re-hab of some sort. That may not be so bad, until you learn that a horny werewolf is lurking in the shadows, planning to have werewolf sex with her(It was hinted at several times if you listen closely). The film is "Girl, Interrupted" meets "Ginger Snaps".
As a closing note, I like to add that that Ghost character is really ONE "WICKED" LITTLE GIRL. I did not see the ending to this film coming. When I saw it, I nearly passed out in shock. Ginger was killed in the first movie. Brigette has what they call a fate worse than death. All I can say is that is you visit Ghost for some reason, do not upset her. Brigette doesn't like it when you make her master upset. Heh, Heh, Heh . . .
I only have one thing to say about this diaster.
PLEASE MOMMY, DON'T MAKE ME WATCH THIS GARBAGE AGAIN!
The best and most frightening non-werewolf movie ever made, despite a murky conclusion. Great all around.
This is yet another bad movie released by the Asylum studio. Why does it even bother making movies. Anyway, the movie is about actual events. For one thing, if a werewolf was actually killing people down at that town, it would be a worldwide media sensation. Besides, the werewolf looks like a sasquatch that got hit by a train.
The gore is laughable. Leigh Scott, who directed this flop of a werewolf film, has to be the most untalented man in the history of filmmaking. That goes for the cast as well. I didn't even bother to cheer for anyone in the film. First off, the humans are portrayed as a bunch of smoking,drunk,horny hillbilly hicks who dropped out of pre-school. The werewolf is horrible and looks very much like Mr. BB Wolf from "Big Bad Wolf". Mr. Wolf is a much better actor in that movies. Another thing that ticks me off, WHY IS THIS MOVIE EVEN HERE ON EARTH! IT WOULD MAKE TERRORISTS SURRENDER FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
If you listen to the audio commentary, even it is horrible. It seems that everyone is drunk or on drugs. I like werewolf movies, but this is one of the worst films I have ever seen.
Silver Bullet is the film version of Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf(which is a fun read). While the film is not quite as good as the novella, it is good in its own right. The werewolf looks small when it is revealed, but it is effective for the most part. The best scene is where the werewolf rips apart a loud-mouthed hunting party. It is thrilling and scary. The preacher's dream, which was spectacular in the book, is sadly lampooned in this movie, one of the few lowpoints.
Overall, it is a fun werewolf film. On an interesting note, this is the first werewolf movie I ever saw.
This is what happens when Hollywood believes that a good movie simply must have a sequel. The sad part is that this could have been great. Back when this was released ILM was soaring in the fields of CGI. Another CGI company did the effects for this. They haven't been seen since.
This is actually an odd werewolf movies. Like a child confused about his or her identity, this film just can't decide what it wants to be. That's why it suffered. The filmmaker's tried to outdo the first film, showing off more werewolves(that are both bipedal and quadroped)through what they consider are mind-blowing special effects. The effects are a low-point in werewolf-moviedom. They are pitiful. The only somewhat good werewolf seen was the 30 second long CGI/Animatronic werewolf battle scene between Serafine and one of the villainous no-name villains. The animatronic werewolves look like their parents were a wolf and a baboon. At one point, a werewolf bellows like an angry bull(the close captioning on my TV-while I'm not deaf-said werewolf moos)
You can tell which is a CGI werewolf and which one is not. They don't even look alike. Also, the bungee jumping off the Statue of Liberty scene is pretty desparate.
The film leaves a big plot hole. The two leads do marry. But you have to wonder, Andy ate the villainous werewolf's heart and cured himself. But what about Serafine. Is she still a werewolf. I think so.
That would make a great sequel to this "An American Werewolf Meets the Parents." The plot would be how Andy brings Serafine to the United States to meet his parents. Have Robert De Niro in it.
"Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you."
"What is it, my son?"
"My wife Serafine, she is a werewolf."
"That is ridiculous. There's no such thing."
"Why don't you ask her. She's right behind you."
You could have the Dad turn to look at Serafine, who is in her wolf-form. Wether she eats him or sits down and talks about the possibilty that whenever she had sex with Andy, he may once again has the curse of the werewolf(the disease has been portrays as STD before)(Just because he cured himself doesn't mean he can't get the curse again) and that her babies might be wolf pubs, that would be strange.
Interesting. Do you hear Hollywood? Someone has an idea. You have to find me first.
Wes Craven's attempt to reinvent the werewolf genre is basically a game attempt at putting a werewolf in a "Scream" movie (it is written after Kevin Willaimson). I believe that the reason why this movie is not the classic it should be is that the Weinstein brothers are the most lamest producers ever to make it in Hollywood, not to mention Dimension sticks its nose in all of its films and changes them considerably. I heard what the original story to the film was like and it would have been a much better film.
Despite the infamous CGI transformation, the werewolf looks good in both CGI and make-up. The parking gargage scene steals the show. You can guess who is a werewolf as soon as he steps into frame, but the one behind the killings is a shocker. The final battle between the teens and the obvious werewolf is sadly lacking bite. Why, can't we have a full on werewolf slam-down? Why did the obvious werewolf have to end up being a villain? Why is Scott Baio not the werewolf anymore? Where is Mandy Moore?
Recently, I feel like we need to portray werewolves as heroes more often. Enough with the "I'm going to rip your guts out!" approach and show us a more human werewolf.
I'll make this quick. This is what you get with a film about werewolves battling soldiers that has a good writer-director, a top notch cast, a growing sense of dread, a surprising amount of actual intended funny moments that are (GASP!)funny(even if they are British-oriented for the most part), and some good looking werewolves.
"Ginger Snaps" is a heart-stoppingly realistic werewolf tale. Sexy, Erotic, Beautiful, Violent, Bloody, Gory, Original, and over all just spectacular. Katherine Isabelle who plays Ginger is not only great, but hot as hell, even in the pre-wolf make-up stages where she looks human still and sporting white bangs like Rogue from "X-Men".
The werewolf is not perfect, but it is effective. The sound effects are great. The acting is great. Overall a big success in the werewolf genre, only topped by one other film "Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed" (forget that crappy prequel)
Hellboy kicks monster butt in this animated flick, which is mainly about a female vampire being brought back to life or something. The werewolf battle is the best part. I am surprised that animated films can be so violent. Ron Perlman has one of the best comic book character roles ever. Hellboy reminds me of my Uncle Jerry.
I consider the first two "Ginger Snaps" films to be a gift from God. They were darkly humorous, sexy,twisted (or as Ginger says "Wicked"), and frighteningly realistic. I believed that the events in those films could happen. Then Liongate does what they always do with a good series and screws it up.
"Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning", apart from being one of the most unintentionally funny titles in film history is also the lamest and uneeded excuse for a prequel.Basically, it follows the plot of the original, except they set it sometime in the 1300s or 1600s. After Ginger is bitten, you know all to well that all hell is about to break loose. When Ginger snaps, people are gonna die.
There are some good stuff in the film. The lead actress are great and as sexy as ever. The werewolves are above average for a low budget flick. Once again, Ginger looks strangly hot in the pre-wolf make-up towards the end. The actors are good. The leeches are a neat idea.The ending of the film screws this prequel from getting three stars. Though, I have to admit, it is not as bad as the ending to the remake of "The Wicker Man". Not that was one of the worst endings since "The Village."
I am so ticked off at this movie. I read this book back in middle school when it first came out and loved it. I hear they're making a movie to it last year and I can't wait. When it does come out, it is only in theater for a week.
The book and the movie are two different things, in tone, plot, and concept. The characters have the same names, but they don't resemble the characters from the book at all. The werewolves are villains in this one, attacking people who upset the balance or whatever. In the book, the werewolves were mostly good (with a few exceptions) and did their best not to attack any humans.
Instead of the US, we get Romania (oh, how original). Half the actors look drunk all the time and the lead actress talks and moves like a robot. The actor who plays the villainous Gabriel is the best actor in the film, though its not saying much.
The transformations themselves are outrageous. The humans make a leap of faith and start to glow. Then the movie does the worst mistake of all, using real wolves instead of CGI or creature effects. There is only one movie that pulled off using real wolves and that was "Wolfen", which I consider it one of the scariest movies I have ever seen.
The wolf scenes are haunting and atmospheric. That is at least one good thing. But out of the film's 98 minutes length, the wolves are barely shown. Vivian doesn't even transform until about an hour into the film and even then it doesn't last long. Gabriel's wolf has the most screentime, as does his son.
The single best scene is in the church where Gabriel's son tries to kill Vivian's human lover. That is the only reason why I give this film two stars.
The review says three, but I give it a three and a half review. The concept is basically "Lassie meets the Wolf Man". Based upon the novel "Thor", this film is short, only about 77 minutes. But it is a lot of fun.
Steve Johnson (who failed to bring werewolves to life in the flop "The Howling 2") does a much better job. The werewolf is great, though they could have done without the baboon-like tail. The transformation at the end runs hot and cold, a mix of make-up and rough CGI and cut aways.
Also, the shock ending is fun.
This one took me by surprise. A werewolf that can crack jokes while ripping teenagers to pieces. The guy who played the werewolf was campy fun. Whoever played the two lead teenage roles need to consider stepping into bigger productions. They derserve Oscars. The teenagers that become werewolf food, not so much. It looks like they were pulled out of a Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie in which they were about to be ripped apart by a laughable chubacabra-thing only to become Mr. B.B. Wolf's dinner. One part I do not like is the CGI transformation. I like CGI, but only if it is good CGI.
A much better effort in the recent low-budget attempts at werewolf movies, but it doesn't hold a candle to "Ginger Snaps" or "Dog Soldiers". But hey, it's much better than "The Beast of Bray Road" (curse you Asylum!)
I have to admit, I am a big can of CGI effects, but "The Howling" is one of my most favorite werewolf films. I enjoy it a lot better than "An American Werewolf in London" (which was good, but come one, the werewolf was basically a overgrown Cujo!). The film was both funny and scary as hell.
I love the transformation scene where Eddie turns into a werewolf. It is incredible that they could afford to do that back then. It's a shame that this film's sequels were terrible. But hey, I have heard rumors about a potential "Howling" remake . . .
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.