Ambrose McKinley, a cantankerous blind vet, moves into a retirement community only to learn the residents there have been dying, not from old age, but from dog attacks. After surviving his own encounter with a canine one night, Ambrose comes to believe the assailants are much more than mere dogs...Written by
Nick Damici was born in 1959 and was 13-14 when America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict ended. His character Ambrose mentions multiple years of service. Though I doubt any were as young as 13, it wasn't uncommon for teens to lie on their elistment forms if they didn't meet the minimum age requirement (the youngest acceptable age for military enlistment was 17). Damici could be playing Ambrose anywhere from 4-10 years older than his real age, and he does so quite convincingly. See more »
No knowledgeable revolver owner, especially a veteran, would snap the cylinder closed like Ambrose did (multiple times). Doing so can bend the crane, resulting in a misalignment of the cylinder and the barrel. See more »
Written by Teddy Lasry
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I still cant figure out why i liked this movie but i did.
Late Phases...interesting title i suppose. I was really excited to have a werewolf movie that appeared, judging by the reviews, to have promise. I tend to base most werewolf movies on what i consider the gold standard of that genre, An American Werewolf In London. For me that movie has suspense, humor (to offset the suspense), great special effects (still one of my favorite werewolf makeups and transformation scenes) and a decent story line.
Late Phases doesn't really have many of those but it does have some humor and a couple quasi suspenseful spots. The main character is very likable which i think adds to the film and, for me at least, the movie gets very cheesy in an almost Troma Films like fashion towards the end. The werewolves are far from well done...they are embarrassingly bad. I will say that one transformation scene is actually pretty decent and the profile of the beasts are OK but that's it. The actual werewolf though looks like Fuzzbucket ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286639/ ) on crack (sorry Fuzzbucket, i still like you). The werewolves look like Halloween Express costumes. I enjoyed it though...somehow. Maybe its the Bubba Ho Tep type feel of monsters and Elderly people? I gave it a 6 / 10 because its definitely watchable but you need to be in the mood for this type of movie. Its not as bad as the "bad" reviews are stating but its definitely not stellar. Its just... Fun
I would watch this if you like cheesy werewolf movies. If you are looking for a serious piece of film then you might want to move on.
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