Saturday, September 6, 2014

Retro Review: Bad Moon

Before Twilight neutered vampires and werewolves there were a string of movies that made the iconic monsters scary. When it comes to werewolves, Eric Red's Bad Moon is a flick horror fans mention often as an underrated genre classic.

I caught the Michael Pare vehicle when it hit VHS back in the mid 90s and dug it then. How does the movie hold up some 20 years later? Stick with me!

A family dog is the last hope for survival when an estranged uncle falls prey to a werewolf's curse.

While it's not as memorable as An American Werewolf in London, Bad Moon does deserve a seat among the best werewolf movies of all time. Why? Because it features a creepy looking werewolf that rips its victims limb from bloody limb, that's why.

That's right, Bad Moon is an honorary member of the Beasts, Boobs and Blood club. We get all three in this flick, and thank Red and company for it. Sure, there's some campy and wooden moments, but when this movie works, it's firing on all cylinders.

Pare is pure bad ass and Mariel Hemingway is just fine in her mom role. Kudos too to Prime. He's every bit the man's best friend a dog owner could want. Don't fuck with a canine willing to go paw to paw with a werewolf is all I'll say.

This isn't my go-to werewolf movie, but I'm glad I caught it again, and will do so once more before another couple of decades pass me by. Good.

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