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Dark Moon Rising (2009)

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Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town.

Director:

Dana Mennie

Writers:

Dana Mennie (screenplay), Ian Cook (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Ryan ... Bender / Darkman
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Sheriff Sam Pantoja
Chris Mulkey ... John
Chris Divecchio ... Dan / Dan Creature
Ginny Weirick Ginny Weirick ... Amy
Sid Haig ... Crazy Louis
Billy Drago ... Thibodeaux
Lin Shaye ... Sunny
Arielle Vandenberg ... Nicole
Rikki Gagne Rikki Gagne ... Stacy
Lee Tichon ... Biker Bully / Darkman Creature (as Lee Anthony Tichon)
Alex Sell Alex Sell ... Young Bender
Sarah Dropek Sarah Dropek ... Young Girl
Joe Ordaz ... Jim
Dana Mennie Dana Mennie ... Earl
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Storyline

Real love and fate collide in a small town girl's life as Amy falls in love with a mysterious drifter who brings with him a family curse and the unimaginable horror that follows. Bender, who shares the curse with his son, brings hell to Amy's small town. As Dan and Amy's love is put to the test, Thibodeaux, an ex-cop from another city who has witnessed Bender's lust for blood firsthand, Sam, the local sheriff and an ex homicide detective, and John, a local farmer and Amy's father, head for the ultimate showdown with Bender and the evil web of terror that he has drawn them all into. Written by Dana Mennie

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Love is a six letter word - "HORROR"


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Beatty, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Horror icon Dee Wallace worked on the script to this film with writer/director Dana Mennie for over a year. After casting her in the role of Sam, Mennie replaced Wallace with Maria Conchita Alonso in the eleventh hour. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: What's your sign?
Darkman: Stop, that's my sign.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in any way during the filming of Dark Moon Rising, not a whole lot of humans either! See more »

Soundtracks

Dark Moon Rider
Performed by Eric Solomon
Produced by David Ogilvie (as Dave Ogilvie)
Words and Music by Geoff Gibbons
Fourfathers Publishing Co.
SOCAN/BMI
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twilight for the adults
10 May 2011 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

When you put the line on your DVD sleeve "twilight meets ginger snaps" than you have put the cat with the milk. Immediately you will refer to Twilight and admit it, Twilight was a big insult to the genre. It had nothing to do with horror or vampires or werewolves. It was just a love story with a strange twist. And I must say that this flick is indeed the same story of Twilight but without the vampires. But it clocks in at around 2 hours and that's a bit too long as did the Twilight shite. It's all about a normal girl falling in love with a stranger who appears to be a werewolf. But not only that, there's another werewolf on the loose. This is Dana Minnie's first attempt to make a horror. Being the story a bit too lame it's good on the gory side. The bites and killings are indeed gory and the guys will be amused by some nudity. Based for me a bit too much on Twilight I would tear it down but due the gory bits I gave it a 3. It's not like Twilight for 5 or 6 year old ones, this is for teenager ready to take some red stuff and a lot of love story. The acting was okay and believable but the werewolves were a bit to much of CGI and you could see the use of blue key. If they only had the werewolves done with real effects in stead of CGI it would have been much better.


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