Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. Written by
The nightmare sequence in which Ellie dreams that she kills Jake by biting piece of his neck off and causing for huge blood geyser to spurt out was not in original script and version of the film and was added during re-shoots due to the orders from Miramax and Bob Weinstein, because "It was Wes Craven film". See more »
(at around 11 mins) At the car crash scene, when the werewolf pulls Becky out of the car, its snout and fangs bend in a very unrealistic way, revealing that the "wolf" is actually a rubber prop. See more »
I guess there's no such thing as safe sex with a werewolf.
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Semi-scary, enjoyable, yet somewhat disappointing movie
My summary title is random but that is how I felt the movie was. I do not think it was as bad as the other reviewer posted here. The first two-thirds of the movie was great. The movie from the opening on the Santa Monica pier to the car crash until the club opening was classic Wes Craven. There were moments where I jumped out of my seat and brought back memories of the high-tension scenes in Scream. There are funny scene and one-liners as well. The last 1/3 of the movie was bad. It is obvious that they had all the problems that they did. I felt that there was no smooth flow and some scenes did not make sense. If you expect a quality movie like Scream, you will be disappointed. If you want a campy movie that is all-in-all entertaining, then definitely go. I jumped in my seat and laughed at times. I would say that it was worth the ticket price, but I won't own the DVD.
BTW, I saw the R-rated version. I don't think what they cut from the version I saw to make it PG-13 will make the movie any scarier; there are some gratuitous blood/gore shots that will probably be cut out. This will obviously make the movie more attractable when they release it on DVD as uncut.
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