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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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Uncle Ted (as Michael Pare)
Ken Pogue ...
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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


In _Werewolf of London (1935)_ the transformations are not caused by only a full moon as Ted suggests. See more »


Uncle Ted: [to Brett, who is sulking because his dog Thor was sent to the pound] Come here.
[when Brett reluctantly comes to sit on his lap, Ted says with evil irony:]
Uncle Ted: There'll be other animals in your life.
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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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An enjoyable hour and twenty minutes
9 December 2004 | by (Kiryat Arba Israel) – See all my reviews

I was positively impressed with just how well done the transformation into the werewolf was done. I am very familiar with werewolf movies from the ones done by Lon Chaney Jr. to the present day and this one was pretty effective.

The plot was standard, but just how much can one change the werewolf saga? A good man is against his will unfortunately transformed into a murderous creature of the night, and even though he tries his best to control his urges, it is all to no avail, and in the end someone close to him has to end his bloody reign of terror.

The acting by the principles was reasonable, and yes the German Shepherd, Thor, did steal the show, but again, so what? I would even enjoy watching it again!

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