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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.

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Dana Mennie

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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. Bender, who shares the curse with his son, brings hell to Amy's town. Helping Dan and Amy are an oddball crew; ex-cop, Thibodeaux, who's seen Bender's bloodlust firsthand, Sam, the local sheriff and ex-homicide detective, and John, a local farmer and Amy's father, head for the ultimate showdown with Bender and the evil terror he has drawn them to. 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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Official Sites:

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

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Performed by Geoff Gibbons
Words and Music by Geoff Gibbons
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SOCAN/BMI
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Wolf this down at your own risk
24 June 2018 | by torstensonjohnSee all my reviews

Slated between fantasy/sci-fi/moderately horror this film lays an egg in pretty much all counts. It's a laughable love story between a woman and a man/wolf, a father and son curse and eventual showdown. The screenplay is mediocre at best with a lot of cussing in the dialogue. I was shocked well known actor Chris Mulkey and actress/singer Maria Conchita Alonso signed on for this. Alonso's character as Sherriff is poorly acted and makes no real sense for her being there. Throw in Sid Haig who is known for non-conforming roles and he was fun to see. The music score was slightly misplaced in some scenes but not overly bad. Now the actual werewolves creature is poorly designed, contrasting in how they transform is laughable. No true CGI involvement. I give it a 4 based on scenery alone.


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