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Bad Moon (1996)

R | | 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 losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Red

Writers:

Wayne Smith (novel), Eric Red (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mariel Hemingway ... Janet
Michael Paré ... Uncle Ted (as Michael Pare)
Mason Gamble ... Brett
Ken Pogue ... Sheriff Jenson
Hrothgar Mathews ... Flopsy
Johanna Marlowe ... Marjorie (as Johanna Marlowe Lebovitz)
Gavin Buhr Gavin Buhr ... Forest Ranger
Julia Montgomery Brown ... Reporter
Primo Primo ... Thor
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Storyline

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 <greycoyote@geocities.com>

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Taglines:

Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.

Genres:

Horror

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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$607,081, 3 November 1996

Gross USA:

$1,055,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,060,264
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ted's Airstream trailer is meant to suggest a silver bullet. "That's a nuance nobody ever notices." Eric Red stated. See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Ted arrives at his sister's house, she invites him to dinner. He tells her that he is going to go for a run instead. This happens in the day time and he doesn't leave until it's dark outside, obviously hours later. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Ted: [Said when Thor finds him wounded in the forest] Do it. Finish it.
[Thor kills him]
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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 »

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Werewolf vs. Lassie???
10 December 2004 | by philip_vandervekenSee 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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