31 Days of Horror: Bad Moon

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Bad Moon (1996)

Synopsis: After a series of strange animal attacks, “Uncle Ted” decides to pay a visit to his sister, her son, and their German Shepherd, Thor.  When the strange attacks continue, Ted displays bad behavior, and Thor smells something amiss, claws clash while Ted attempts, and fails, to control the beast within.

Killer Scene: In perhaps the greatest scene ever committed to film, Thor, a German Shepherd, fights a werewolf in an extended, bloody brawl sequence.


Violence: There are violent slashings, vicious bites, and a few gunshots thrown in just for good measure.  A lot of your typical werewolf violence spills a fair share of blood, without being overly graphic.

Sex: The film opens strong in the sex department with a fairly long, fairly explicit sex scene that features a hot naked woman and, not shirking duties for the ladies, a bare assed man.  Also, the werewolf is naked.

Scares: The film doesn’t toy with the idea of mystery about who the werewolf is and thus leaves behind some chances for scares.  That said, the frequent dark excursions into the woods and the hulking, awesomely practical werewolf may make you think twice about walking slowly through the woods late at night.

Final Thoughts: When you can count good werewolf flicks on one hand, it doesn’t take all that much to be called ‘one of the best.’  That said, this is easily within the Top 5 werewolf movies out there, has a great looking monster, a fun story line (especially for dog lovers), and is an exciting, fast moving film perfect for a full moon night.

What’s your favorite werewolf film?

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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