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1887. Colorado. A deserted town lit by the glow of a reddish full moon. A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger find themselves prisoners of two outlaws on the run. As the travelers attempt to outwit the outlaws it becomes apparent that a bigger menace lurks outside; a beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.Written by
BLOOD MOON is a tiresome, zero budget, western/horror combo in which a bunch of the usual disparate characters are holed up in an old western town where they find themselves assailed by barely-glimpsed werewolves. Bizarrely, although this film is set in the Old West with some imported American stars (like Corey Johnson), it's actually a British movie filmed on a re-enactment set.
Not that we see much of the set, or anything if I'm honest. BLOOD MOON is one of those films that's almost entirely shot in the dark to hide the deficiencies of the budget. The werewolves are barely glimpsed throughout the movie so if you're looking for werewolf action you'll invariably be disappointed. Giving the directorial chores to a guy who has previously made stuff like MOVIE MISTAKES UNCOVERED and THE LEGEND OF DICK AND DOM wasn't necessarily the best idea as the people who wrote and made this seem to have little understanding of what makes either the western or the horror genres tick as BLOOD MOON is a failure in both.
The characters are below par and uninteresting and the set-up situations are entirely predictable with characters in-fighting before being forced to work together against a greater evil. It really does say something when the DVD cover is about ten times better than the film itself.
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