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Bad Moon (1996)

 -  Horror  -  1 November 1996 (USA)
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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 loosing his battle, and ... See full summary »

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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 loosing 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 <greycoyote@geocities.com>

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Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.

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

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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$1,055,525 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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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 »

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When Thor bites Uncle Ted on the arm after fighting him in werewolf form the previous night, the safety padding under Uncle Ted's sleeve is very noticeable. See more »

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Uncle Ted: [Said to running Janet, while transforming into a werewolf] Come back here, you stupid bitch.
Uncle Ted: [Completes transformation into a werewolf] Janeeeet...
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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 »

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Features Werewolf of London (1935) See more »

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second-guessing
10 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so how many werewolf movies can there be? There's really nothing new here. Man gets bitten, grows fangs and fur whenever there's a full moon - especially since the full moon happens night after night after night. In this case, the lycanthrope is Ted (Michael Pare), who moves in with his sister Janet (Mariel Hemingway), and mysteriously goes jogging every night. Moreover, there's several totally predictable scenes throughout the movie.

Truth be told, "Bad Moon" isn't really harming anything. Werewolf movies are always a good way to pass time, although "Wolf" elaborated on the idea. It's just that this is nothing that we haven't seen so many times before. And if I recall, this came out right after I saw "An American Werewolf in London" on TV (you may remember that it used Creedence Clearwater Revival's song "Bad Moon Rising"). But this doesn't reach the standards set by that movie or by "Wolf".


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