Horrorfest 2018 Presents: Bad Moon (1996, Eric Red)


Despite having the look and feel of a TV movie Bad Moon is a decent werewolf movie with some good special effects. The cast helps: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré and Mason Gamble elevate some paper thin material. The film is mostly simple, yet its a dog that is the best thing about Bad Moon. Thor is a huge, protective German Shepherd that seems to be the only one who knows what is going on. I guess its hard to realize someone you love is a werewolf.

I did like the discussion on if werewolves need a full moon to change, and the wolf attacks are brutal. The last act has plenty of suspense and Bad Moon has its moments. Still I can see why some did not like this film, and I wonder if a werewolf movie with a large budget will happen any time soon.

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