Bad Moon (1996)

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One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Uncle Ted (as Michael Pare)
Johanna Marlowe ...
Marjorie (as Johanna Marlowe Lebovitz)
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One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse. Written by Grey Coyote <>

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Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, brief language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thor  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$607,081 (USA) (1 November 1996)


$1,100,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene in which Janet makes breakfast, her son Brett is watching Werewolf of London (1935) on the television, and he and his Uncle Ted argue about werewolf lore. Actually, the lore that Brett argues that "everyone knows about", such as details about silver bullets and wolfsbane, comes from The Wolf Man (1941), which Curt Siodmak totally made up. See more »


When Brett is pulling on the lock on the pound fence, someone dressed in black is visible over his shoulder behind the fence. See more »


Janet: [Werewolf Ted has Brett by the throat, Janet points the revolver at Ted] Get the fuck off my son!
[Shoots Ted]
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Crazy Credits

The Producers would like to thank the following for their help and cooperation in the making of the film: THE KABELA FAMILY THE LAIDLER FAMILY See more »


Features Werewolf of London (1935) See more »

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Werewolf vs. Lassie???
10 December 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Despite what you might think after reading my title, I quite liked Bad Moon. It's good for a werewolf movie even though I sometimes had the feeling I was watching an episode of "Lassie" rather than a movie about a werewolf.

A man and his girlfriend, both American scientists on an expedition somewhere in the jungle of India, were attacked by a werewolf. He manages to survive the attack and knows to kill the animal, but his girlfriend has already been ripped to pieces and died a horrible death. Even though he survived the werewolf wounded him badly and now he's a werewolf himself. Despite popular believe, the man doesn't only turn into a werewolf at full moon. He becomes one every night and there is no cure. His only hope is his sister and her son. He hopes that the love of his family will cure him from his "disease".

As I already said Bad Moon is an enjoyable movie. Especially the morphing technique (when you actually see him turn into a werewolf) is cool to watch. The story may not always be the very original, it still does the trick. The same for the acting. There is nothing spectacular about it, but it is very decent and believable. I give this movie a 6,5/10.

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