As some of you may be able to figure by my book Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror, werewolves hold a very special place for me, and I love alliteration so this month will see Werewolf Wednesday every week.
On this the first Werewolf Wednesday of October 2017, I’ve got a great recommendation for you. Bad Moon is not your usual film in this genre. After being wounded on an assignment, a photojournalist visits his sister and her children, but Thor, the family dog, knows something is wrong. This film is well-acted and written. The only really weak point of this film is the transformation that they show, using early CGI in an unimpressive scene. Based off of the book Thor, this movie takes a great approach to werewolves and shows just how much a dog is willing to do to protect its family. Below is the official synopsis, and you can click on the image below to pick up a copy of the movie.
Synopsis: Full, crescent, quarter…each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human: a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.
Writer/director Eric Red (Cohen and Tate, Body Parts) delivers a new infusion of thrills with this red blooded shocker. Michael Pare (Streets of Fire) portrays Ted, hiding his accursed condition from his sister (Mariel Hemmingway, Lipstick, Star 80) and nephew (Mason Gamble). What better way to hide it than to create suspicion that the local killings are the work of another: especially if that other is the family’s all-too-wise German shepherd!