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Bad Moon (1996)

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Full, crescent, quarter - each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he's a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human - a werewolf.

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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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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Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.

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Horror | Thriller

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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Trivia

The source novel, Thor by Wayne Smith, was sent to Eric Red before publication by the William Morris Agency. He found it "the most original idea he'd ever heard for a werewolf movie." See more »

Goofs

When Janet and her son are in the car going to Ted's, Janet tells her son that Ted had been back from his trip for three months. Moments later however, when greeting Ted, Janet says he's been back from his trip for two months. 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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Very good werewolf flick
31 March 2004 | by ms38514See all my reviews

I have to say that this is probably one of the best werewolf flicks of the nineties maybe even in the top 3 of course when 01' rolled around we got Ginger snaps and then Dog soldiers in 02' but in the nineties there wasn't much werewolf action.

Anyways this movie is very good and very underrated. It's strait forward horror it doesn't try to be anything else. It's short only 74 minutes I think and that a good thing because movies like this shouldn't be long. This is a straightforward horror film and its great for what it is. The end when he's changing in the woods was very suspenseful and when the surveyor bites it that was just awesome. Another good thing about this movie is the werewolf itself it's a great looking werewolf even though it's obviously animatronics but still badass and scary looking especially the eyes.

One bad thing is the crappy CG transformation it was laughably bad.

In conclusion this movie isn't groundbreaking but its fun scary entertaining horror that is well worth a rent.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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