Night Of The Wolf: Late Phases

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2014 | 18 | DVD

The prob­lem

with were­wolves is that they tra­di­tion­ally only come out once a month; there’s a lot of down­time be­tween one full moon and the next. While most were­wolf movies just hit fast- for­ward, Night Of The Wolf uses ev­ery long mo­ment to de­velop its main char­ac­ter.

When a mys­te­ri­ous crea­ture kills his neigh­bour, blind Viet­nam vet­eran Am­brose McKin­ley ( Nick Dam­ici) tools up. But the real fight isn’t with the wolf; it’s with his own demons, mak­ing this more of a med­i­ta­tion on death and sac­ri­fice than a mon­ster movie.

Thanks to too many loose ends and an un­earned emo­tional sting, it doesn’t quite work – but the ’ 80s- style were­wolf ef­fects are fun.

Direc­tor’s com­men­tary, Mak­ing Of, ef­fects fea­turette. Sarah Dobbs

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