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Everyone loves a good slasher movie. You know, where there’s a serial killer on the loose in a small town, and it’s our job to figure out “whodunit” with each member of the cast being killed off slowly one by one? Or when a husband/father goes stir crazy in a possessed mansion and starts killing his family? Unfortunately Wolf Moon is not one of those films. It’s painful, and not in the good way.
From the very beginning, you feel like you’re watching a student project. Not gritty and disturbingly realistic like Blair Witch, but amateurish, with an incoherent plot, obvious editing, laughable dialogue, and unfortunate acting. The title card comes up showing us the definition of the word cursed: “to be afflicted with, suffer from the coming down of calamity on someone by a spirit, deity, demon or one of the dead esp. from a desire for revenge, »
- Marissa Quenqua
Where would the horror genre be without its libidinal icons? Its scream queens and handsome hunks? Along with gore and jump scares, sex has fueled the horror genre for generations. Just as characters from the vampire and werewolf mythos can "glamour" others--i.e., put a spell on others--so is the glamorous essential to the cinematic spell cast by these denizens of the dark, and nothing spells glamour like sex appeal. Is it any wonder that young breakout actors frequently find their first feature opportunities in independent horror films?
In the first of a series of research interviews, I'll be taking a look at the hunks of horror, starting off with one of the leaders of the pack, so to speak: Chris Divecchio. Divecchio's recent turn as Dan, the werewolf drifter in Dana Mennie's Dark Moon Rising (aka Wolf Moon, 2009) skillfully interprets the sensual tension between strength and vulnerability key to such characters. »
Chris Divecchio attending the "Wolf Moon" Los Angeles DVD premiere at Raleigh Studios.Photo copyright by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos. Max Ryan attending the "Wolf Moon" Los Angeles DVD premiere at Raleigh Studios.Photo copyright by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos. Geoff Gibbons attending the "Wolf Moon" Los Angeles DVD premiere at Raleigh Studios.Photo copyright by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos. Ginny Weirick attending the "Wolf Moon" Los Angeles DVD premiere at Raleigh Studios.Photo copyright by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos. 06/17/2010 - Ginny Weirick - "Wolf Moon" Los Angeles DVD Premiere - Arrivals - Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA, USA © Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos 06/17/2010 - Max Ryan - "Wolf Moon" Los »
- James Wray
As we mentioned several days ago, Lionsgate will be releasing Wolf Moon (formerly known as Dark Moon Rising) on DVD this June 22nd, and we've got a look at its box art as well as some info on the disc's extras.
According to DVD Active the only special feature will be a commentary with writer/director Dana Mennie and star Max Ryan. Along with Ryan his toothy little tale stars quite the genre pedigree with Sid Haig, Maria Conchita Alonso, Chris Mulkey, Billy Drago, and more.
No one is safe when the moon is full. Werewolf fans will revel in this terrifying new horror film available on DVD and digital download from Lionsgate this June. Starring Max Ryan (Death Race), Chris Mulkey (Cloverfield), and Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Wolf Moon takes a gory bite into the horrific tale of a family curse that brings the unimaginable to a small town. »
- Uncle Creepy
4 items from 2010
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