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Werewolf (1995)

R | | Horror | Video 21 January 1996
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Unscrupulous archaeologists try to take advantage of an outbreak of lycanthropy prompted by the discovery of a werewolf skeleton in the Arizona desert.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Yuri (as George Rivero)
... Noel
Federico Cavalli ... Paul Niles (as Fred Cavalli)
Adriana Stastny ... Natalie Burke (as Adrianna Miles)
... Joel
Jules Desjarlais ... Tommy
R.C. Bates ... Sam the Keeper
Tony Zarindast ... Security Guard
... Bill
Heidi Bjorn ... Carrie
Neena Belini ... Girl in Jeep
Daniel Robert ... Kid in Jeep
Jerry Scott ... Taxi Driver
... Nurse
Tony Bova ... Doctor
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A team of archaeologists with unplaceable accents unearth a skeleton at a dig in an Arizona quarry. The Native Americans on the dig instantly recognize it as the remains of a werewolf, so the team leaders immediately take it to their lab and stare at it. Natalie, one of the team members, thinks it's absolutely fascinating, but Yuri siezes on greater ambitions when one of the dig assistants, who injured themself on the remains, becomes infected and turns into a werewolf in full view of hospital personnel. Yuri then conducts an experiment infecting other people in town to see if they turn into werewolves as well. When Paul arrives at the lab to assist in analyzing the remains, Yuri infects him, too. After Paul's transformation (under a week-long full moon), Natalie tries to save him. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »
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$350,000 (estimated)
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Director Tony Zarindast used stock footage for the car wreck that he had purchased before the shoot. In an attempt to make the footage match with the car used for the shoot he had the car painted the matching color of the stock footage car. Still it's obvious that the car is a Ford Taurus and the car in the wreck is a Plymouth Acclaim. See more »

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Uri's hair color and style changes constantly throughout the film with no explanation. See more »

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Sam the Keeper: I was just praying for the police! I think we should call the cops!
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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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One important note: Worst single performance ever.
1 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Read the other reviews, I concur with all of them. But here is something to consider:

While I am not a true scholar of bad film, I have seen much of the MST3K collection, and countless other examples of truly wretched cinema. And in my opinion, this film may indeed have captured the worst performance in any commercially released film. It's not your ordinary woodenness, it's not merely the sheer inability to convey fear, happiness, or anger. There are countless bad actresses. Sure, the script was already incomprehensible. But that's common too.

No, I believe Adrianna Miles' performance is the result of taking a (terrible) actor, and then handing her a (terrible) script IN A LANGUAGE SHE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, and only giving her the weakest possible direction on how to parrot the syllables.

Imagine Pauly Shore as the lead in a Chinese horror film, IN Chinese, where the director and voice coach hate him so much, that they refuse to even explain to him what is supposed to be happening in the scene.

To me, its the best explanation of the "This is absolutely fascinatingggg" scene, and every other time she is supposed to be performing "dialog". It's why she giggles while someone is writhing in supposed agony on the floor in front of her, and why she does not seem to recognize that the male lead is not supposed to spit in her hair while wooing her.

See this film. It may be one for the ages.


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