Benicio Del Toro,
Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of a man who experiences an unse... read morettling transformation after he returns to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and gets attacked by a rampaging werewolf. When Ben Talbot (Simon Merrells) vanishes into thin air, his brother Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. Upon reuniting with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins), however, he discovers a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares. Ben is dead; the victim of a savage attack by a beast that keeps the superstitious locals cowering in fear every time the moon shines bright in the sky. Shortly after discovering his brother's true fate, Lawrence swears to Ben's wife, Gwen (Emily Blunt), that he will bring her late husband's killer to justice. As a young boy, the untimely death of his mother caused Lawrence to grow up before his time. Though Lawrence had previously attempted to bury his pain in the past by leaving the quiet Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor behind, he discovers that you can't outrun fate when he's attacked by the very same nocturnal beast that claimed his brother. Not even recently arrived Scotland Yard inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) can dream up a rational explanation for the gruesome spell cast over Blackmoor, yet rumors of an ancient curse persist. According to legend, the afflicted will experience a horrific transformation by the light of the full moon. Now, the woman Talbot loves is in mortal danger, and in order to protect her he must venture into the moonlit woods and destroy the beast before it destroys her. But this isn't a typical hunt, because before the beast can be slain, a simple man will uncover a primal side of himself that he never knew existed. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker pens a film directed by Joe Johnston and featuring creature effects by special-effects makeup legend Rick Baker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
It was a mistake using a dude running in a bear suit in place of the werewolf. This is the 21st century!! CGI exists for a friggin reason people!
Reviewed 2 months days ago
. And, well, I LOVED IT!! But then again, you gotta like horror/REAL werewolf movies(not twilight) to really enjoy it. Pretty bloody, yet EXTREMELY gory(lots of decapita
Reviewed 2 years days ago
Too violent and it was trying too hard to pay homage to the original by having the wolfman look mor
British director Neil Marshall's directorial debut Dog Soldiers resurrects and embraces the low-budg... read moreet horror-comedy. Sergeant Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) leads a team of British soldiers on a routine expedition to the Scottish Highlands. The six men would rather be at home watching the game, but they are even more dismayed when a carcass lands on their campfire. The next morning, they happen upon a severely injured Captain Richard Ryan (Liam Cunningham) and the bloody remains of his squadron. Soon they are attacked by giant werewolf beasts and chased through the woods, only to be saved by zoologist Megan (Emma Cleasby), who explains some of the truth about the creatures. They all take refuge in an old farmhouse while the threat of the monsters looms increasingly heavy. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
. A werewolf-movie to sink your teeth in.
A squad of six British soldiers are dropped in a forest some
Reviewed 2 days days ago
furiously tunneling through a house in a futile escape attempt and a fistfight between a man and a werewolf) is just fantastic.
Reviewed 7 months days ago
A low budget, and fairly unpretentious werewolf movie, but it simply doesn't entertain enough to warrant a viewing.
While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffi... read moren Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut....David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind. While the story is thin and much of the tongue-in-cheek humor is overdone, there are plenty of genuine jolts thanks to makeup guru Rick Baker's eye-popping special effects. The werewolf, resembling a cross between a bear and a wolverine, appears frighteningly real, and, given the fantastic premise, the gore is most convincing (although surprisingly and refreshingly scant). The hospital dream sequences are creative, and the scenes in which the werewolf runs rampant through downtown London are particularly good. In all, An American Werewolf in London is an original, atmospheric film that manages both to scare and amuse. While dismissed by most American critics upon its release, the film managed to secure a place in the annals of American cinema when Baker won an Academy Award for his amazing effects and creature designs. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi
Alongside The Howling released the same year, An American Werewolf in London is a rare modern werewolf that is both entertaining and worth noticing, with the magnificent sequence of David's fir
Reviewed 11 days days ago
Great make-up effects and one of the best werewolf movies. The acting of the protagonist wasn't great all the time, but it was scary and gory.
Reviewed 40 days days ago
An American Werewolf In London modernizes the concept of a werewolf wonderfully in this scary and sarcastic cult classic featuring one of the most iconic (and
In the generic Canadian suburb of Bailey Downs live Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily ... read morePerkins), 15-year-old sisters committed to introversion, menstruation anxiety, and terminal misanthropy. Three years late for their first period, they spend their time staging gruesome death scenes for their own amusement, amidst the willful ignorance of their relentlessly perky mother (Mimi Rogers). On the night Ginger finally gets her period, the sisters are attacked in the woods by a ferocious creature that may have some connection to "The Beast of Bailey Downs," a predator currently disemboweling its way through the local dog population. The girls survive the attack, and Ginger's wounds heal quickly, but her attitude grows even more bizarre, as hair sprouts from her scars and a tail grows from her spine. Adding to the terror, she starts dating boys. A panicked Brigitte forces herself to befriend Sam (Kris Lemche), the high school pot supplier, whose brand of ganja may be the only cure for Ginger's troubling ailment. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
Fun and clever werewolf flick with fun characters and a witty script.
Reviewed 3 months days ago
...attitudy teen emos turn into Werewolfs - YAWNNNN! I'm so sick of this werewolfism/vampirism as a metaphor for being an outcast crap. This was just a movie about mopey, wh
Reviewed 13 months days ago
. This film is not your classic wolf film in fact it is far from it. A bit of a twist from the ol werewolf films was put into ginger snaps and I feel that it went horrible. There really was not a ti
His 13th birthday fast drawing near, an unsuspecting young boy on the verge of a remarkable transfor... read moremation remains completely unaware that an ancient prophecy is set to be fulfilled with the rising of the red moon. To most folks, 12-year-old Timmy (Matthew Knight) would seem an average adolescent with a bright future on the horizon. In the tiny town of Huguenot, however, nothing is as it seems. As Timmy's health rapidly begins to take a turn for the worse, his concerned mother, Rachel (Rhona Mitra), does her best to care for the ailing young boy. Though his mother may not have a clue as to what fate is about to befall her frightened child, a group of specially appointed guardians who have been watching over Timmy since birth know the truth about the events that are beginning to unfold. Timmy is a half-blood, and when the red moon is full, the creature who once appeared to be a normal boy will finally gain the power to take control of his family's destiny. But until that fateful night, Timmy's life will be in constant danger by the renegade faction of lycanthropes who are willing to kill in order to maintain their vicious way of life. It won't be long until the red moon rises, but until that prophesied moment, the forces of light and the forces of darkness will clash in the ultimate battle for true supremacy. Jason X director James Isaac takes the helm for a frightening tale of fate and fantasy co-starring Elias Koteas, Jason Behr, and Kim Coates. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
One of the worst werewolf flicks I've ever seen. The ironic thing here is the only werewolf flick that's actually wor
Reviewed 9 months days ago
very poor i thought and also you hardly see them as werewolfs. really not much of a werewolf film and if you haven't seen it better to see it on dvd if
Reviewed 14 months days ago
kinda stupid but if you enjoy werewolf movies you might like it and the lead actor bad werewolf dude is hot.
This groundbreaking, darkly comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of w... read moreerewolf movies in ways light-years distant from Universal's horror classic The Wolf Man. The story begins with television reporter/anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) taking part in a dangerous police operation intended to trap psychopath Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). When confronted by Eddie face to face, she witnesses something horrifying enough to trigger selective amnesia. Plagued by a series of violent nightmares, Karen decides to admit herself to a posh recovery resort known only as "The Colony," run by her eccentric New Age therapist, Dr. Waggner (Patrick MacNee), and brings along her husband, Bill (Christopher Stone), for support. The night after they arrive, Karen and Bill are unnerved by eerie howling in the woods.Back in the city, Karen's co-workers Chris (Dennis Dugan) and Terry (Belinda Balaski) have been investigating Eddie's background after discovering that his body has disappeared from the morgue. Sifting through Eddie's possessions, they find a strange collection of artwork depicting wolf-like creatures, and decide to consult with Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, of course), the owner of an occult bookshop, on werewolf lore. Though he claims not to believe in the stuff he's selling, Paisley nevertheless convinces Chris to purchase a handful of silver bullets...just in case.Back at the colony, Dr. Waggner has organized a hunting party after hearing Karen's account of the nocturnal howling, but the men find nothing but a rabbit, which Bill is told to bring to the cabin of the sultry Marsha (Elisabeth Brooks) to prepare for dinner. After resisting Marsha's less-than-subtle sexual overtures, Bill is attacked by a wolf while returning to his cabin. The following moonlit night, the sleepless Bill wanders outside to find Marsha waiting and the two make love by the campfire, their bodies undergoing a frightening transformation. Just as Karen is beginning to suspect that her husband is hiding a secret far more threatening than marital infidelity, Chris and Terry have come to realize -- too late, in Terry's case -- that Eddie Quist is not only still alive, but not quite human...and he knows he's being followed. Chris arrives at the colony too late to save Terry, but manages to find Karen just as the colony's residents -- all of whom are werewolves, including Dr. Waggner -- are assembling to decide her fate.Dante fills his film with heartfelt homages to The Wolf Man and other classic horror movies, as well as a few clever visual puns and in-jokes from his tenure with Roger Corman, but never strays from the path to genuine horror, particularly when Rob Bottin's chilling monsters are onscreen. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
1981 saw a resurgence in the werewolf genre. Besides Johnathan Landis' classic black comedy/horro flick An American Werewolf In
Reviewed 5 months days ago
. It's up there with American Werewolf in London as a werewolf classic.
Reviewed 5 months days ago
1981 the year of the werewolf with three great werewolf films the two that stand out are American werewolf in London and
Iron Jawed Angels director Katja von Garnier and the producers of Underworld team to adapt author An... read morenette Curtis Klause's tale of a teenage werewolf who must choose between love and loyalty to the pack when she falls for a handsome young human. Vivian Gandillon (Agnes Bruckner) is a 19-year-old girl living in modern-day Bucharest. After spending her entire life running from the truth, Vivian is forced to come to terms with her lycanthropic origins when her growing affections for a visiting American artist threaten to reveal her family's dark secret. For centuries, Vivian's family has been involved with an ancient secret society. Now, in order to be with the one she loves, Vivian will be forced to betray an age-old vow that could bring about the downfall of her entire race. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
ugh, another goddamn stupid werewolf movie, what else has to be said?
Reviewed 23 months days ago
I thought this was a very enjoyable movie and an interesting take on the werewolf tale.
Reviewed 18 months days ago
iusually love werewolf movies but this was just more of a people movie, (romance) and not much werewolf action, bu
A young man who has pledged his life to helping others finds himself in a pitched battle between two... read more gangs of supernatural villains in this blend of horror story and action thriller. Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) is a medical student who is heading home after a long day of school and work when he unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of what appears to be a rumble between two well turned-out street gangs. What Michael doesn't know is he has witnessed a skirmish between two deadly underground communities, unknown to the mortal world, who are battling for supremacy -- the Death Dealers, a tribe of vampires, and the Lycans, a band of werewolves. Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is a leading member of the Death Dealers who hears through the grapevine that the Lycans have plans to capture the aspiring doctor who witnessed their battle. Certain something is in the air, Selene begins following Michael around the city, and she finds herself growing emotionally attached to him. As Selene becomes more attracted to Michael, she becomes more convinced that the Lycans are planning a major attack against the Death Dealers, although vampire kingpin Kraven (Shane Brolly) is certain she's crediting the Lycans with more intelligence than they can muster. As Selene shadows Michael, she finds herself wanting to protect him, but her longing becomes a handicap when he's attacked by Lucian (Michael Sheen), the leader of the werewolf community, and the man she wants to save has now become a sworn enemy. Underworld was the first feature film from music video director Len Wiseman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
How can a movie about a bloody vampire/werewolf war not be entertaining? Suspend your disbelief and enjoy.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. Do I like werewolf films? Yes. Do I like Werewolves Vs. Vampires yes. Do I like Underworld? No.
Reviewed 17 months days ago
... it's a great vampire and werewolf movie and the concept of hibrids its brilliant
The team behind the Scream trilogy, director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson, present a... read morenother entry in the teen-horror genre with Cursed. Starring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg, the film tells the story of two siblings who have to battle a werewolf that has been wreaking havoc on their neighbors, just as they learn that they might be marked with "the sign of the beast," and may become werewolves themselves. Along with Shannon Elizabeth and Judy Greer, Cursed also co-stars Dawson Creek alumnus Joshua Jackson, as well as R&B star Mya. -- (C) Rovi
. the Unrated version is so much better. great cast, it's basically a werewolf version of Scream.
Reviewed 8 months days ago
. A werewolf movie with Jesse Eisenberg had so Much promise! (Think zombies with the same actor - Zombie
Reviewed 4 months days ago
Boring werewolf story. A bunch of stupid teenagers try to figure who the head werewolf if before they all t
The Underworld series gets the prequel treatment with this third outing that fleshes out the story o... read moref the ancient war between the vampiric Death Dealers and their wolfman counterparts, the Lycans. F/X technician Patrick Tatopoulos (Godzilla, Independence Day) steps out of the effects lab and into the director's chair with this entry, which sees stars Bill Nighy returning as Viktor, the king of his vampire clan and father to Sonja (Rhona Mitra), a free-minded heir who tests her parent by heading outside of their castle's borders and doing battle with the ravenous werewolves of the surrounding area. Sonja also has a secret love affair with Lucian (Michael Sheen), the first of the Lycans, a race of lycanthropes who were bred by the vampires to be slaves and protectors to the bloodsucking clan. As the news of their love spreads to Viktor, ranks of the vampire elite help Lucian escape, leading to a revolution of the Lycans against their masters and setting up the mythology of the later latexed adventures featured in Len Wiseman's two previous films. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
''Without the loyalty between us, we are no better than the beasts at our door.''
Reviewed 15 months days ago
. was interesting to see what started the vampire/werewolf clash in the first place.
Reviewed 19 months days ago
This is a prequel to the original Underworld and is a good film to start off the vampire vs werewolf series. You can tell right from the first battle scene that this movie had a much lower bu