Bad Moon

1996

Horror

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Michael Paré as Uncle Ted
Mason Gamble as Brett
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1hr 20 min
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Reviewed by tyler-and-jack 6 / 10

Thor hammers it out with the big dog.

Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, try not to judge a movie by its pre-credits sequence. I was actually groaning aloud while witnessing the bad acting on display as soon as this movie opened. And things looked like they were about to get a hell of a lot worse with a sub-Showgirls moment of unerotic, sexual writhing. Then a werewolf appeared and some blood was thrown around . . . . and my interest was piqued once again.

Moving on from that, Bad Moon introduces the viewer to Janet (Mariel Hemmingway), her son Brett (Mason Gamble aka the boy who was Dennis on screen) and their loyal dog, Thor. Into this small unit comes Janet's brother Ted (Michael Pare), the man involved in the opening unerotic, sexual writhing and werewolf carnage. Thor doesn't really like Ted and it's not too long until everyone, apart from those on screen, knows exactly where the animosity springs from.

Director Eric Red is not a bad guy. He's provided those who saw it with the brilliance of Cohen & Tate and he also wrote The Hitcher, a long-time favourite of mine. But here, perhaps because he's adapting from the source novel named "Thor" by Wayne Smith, he feels a little boxed in and restrained. Seeing the title of the source material on screen certainly prepares the viewer for the focus of the movie as the brave family dog goes about the business of trying to keep loved ones safe. The film plays out like some Joe Dante-infused blend of Cat's Eye, Fluke and Silver Bullet which hinders it initially but then makes for a snappy, and highly enjoyable, second half.

Acting aside, as it's frankly not worth mentioning anyway, we can judge this first and foremost as a creature feature. In that respect, does it deliver something worth seeing? I'd have to say that it does. Mixing practical make-up, camera trickery and some nice little tricks and cheats here and there, the main beastie is both handsome (in a beastly way) and ferocious. It may not be up there with the best that this particular subgenre has to offer but it's no pathetic piñata either.

So, in summation, the movie overcomes many faults to be something enjoyable and worthy of inclusion in anyone's nostalgic list of movies they inexplicably enjoy. Thanks to the creature design and one solid performance from the canine lead it's a surprisingly sweet-centred horror movie that, strangely enough, perhaps could have used a little less blood on screen to gain some broader appeal (and I never thought I would use THAT sentence in my reviews).

Reviewed by The_Void 6 / 10

Decent enough werewolf flick

The problem with werewolf movies is that there's so few good ones. Since the dawn of the millennium, we've had two good ones; Ginger Snaps and Dog Soldiers, and then there's the 80's duo of An American Werewolf in London and The Howling, not to mention the Universal and Hammer takes on the legend...but seriously, the werewolf tale is a classic story and it deserves more good films than just the aforementioned. Bad Moon, while certainly not a bad take on the story, is hardly one to add to the illusive list of good ones; but it's still an enjoyable ride for the werewolf fan. It has all the elements to be a success; decent effects, a change sequence, some interesting characters and even a bit about the legend itself. We follow Uncle Ted; a man that has been bitten by a werewolf and decides to go and stay with his sister and her son, in order to beat the curse with family love. However, one thing he hasn't counted on is the family dog; Thor, who could end up being the family's one last hope of survival.

The special effects in a werewolf film are very important as the monster is the centre of the tale, and bad effects can easily bring a whole movie down. This movie is lucky enough not to suffer from bad effects and while the wolf isn't exactly lifelike; it looks good enough and it also appears in the film quite often, which is a nice bonus. The change sequence is a little suspect and has nothing on the change scenes in the werewolf films of the 80's, but it's always good to see in a film of this kind. Aside from the werewolf element, Bad Moon also draws on the idea of a strange uncle invading a film home for it's scares, and the idea works quite well. Another idea that works better than I thought it would is having the main hero be a canine. Dogs are sensitive animals, and the film also draws on the idea of a dog wanting to protect the family home from threats. It's also admirable how they managed to get the dog to certain things for the camera, as I imagine that sort of thing wouldn't be easy. While this film isn't a great example of a take on the werewolf legend, it's entertaining and I reckon that people who like werewolf movies will find lots to like about it.

Reviewed by revere-7 7 / 10

Interesting twist on standard werewolf tale

You have a good life. Nice home, nice yard. But one day a relative comes to visit, and you know something's not right about him. You come to find out he's a werewolf. The only problem is, you're the only one who knows. And you're a dog.

Werewolves are one of those monsters that come and go in films. After a decade which saw the release of many good werewolf films (the 1980s), there just weren't many films about them in the 1990s. Bad Moon is one of the few good ones that were made during this period. Not an outstanding film by any stretch, but a fun film nonetheless. It features an excellent performance by a German Shepherd as the protagonist, Thor. Worth a look if you're a fan of the genre. Probably not very exciting if you're not.

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