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Bad Moon (1996)

R | | Horror | 1 November 1996 (USA)
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One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Red

Writers:

Wayne Smith (novel), Eric Red (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mariel Hemingway ... Janet
Michael Paré ... Uncle Ted (as Michael Pare)
Mason Gamble ... Brett
Ken Pogue ... Sheriff Jenson
Hrothgar Mathews ... Flopsy
Johanna Marlowe ... Marjorie (as Johanna Marlowe Lebovitz)
Gavin Buhr Gavin Buhr ... Forest Ranger
Julia Montgomery Brown ... Reporter
Primo Primo ... Thor
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Storyline

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse. Written by Grey Coyote <greycoyote@geocities.com>

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Taglines:

Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, brief language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$607,081, 3 November 1996

Gross USA:

$1,055,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,060,264
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ted's trailer is a 1966 Tradewind Airstream. See more »

Goofs

When Thor jumps on the Flopsy, the harness to prevent the dog from getting too close to the actors face is clearly visible. There is a strap around the dog's shoulder as well as his chest. The harness is not visible seconds before or after that shot. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Ted: I can give myself a tetanus shot, Janet.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers would like to thank the following for their help and cooperation in the making of the film: THE KABELA FAMILY THE LAIDLER FAMILY See more »

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Highly Underrated Werewolf Film
19 June 2014 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Bad Moon is a sorely underrated werewolf film that is like hidden treasure for werewolf and horror movie enthusiasts.

I watched Bad Moon a few years back and did not expect it to become one of my favorite werewolf films - but it did. Maybe it helped because I like both Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers) and Mariel Hemingway (Star 80) but maybe anyone could have acted out the parts and I would have still enjoyed Bad Moon anyway.

If you are looking for modern-day, high dollar movie with tons of CGI effects - then this movie may not be for you. Bad Moon uses "old school" special effects that I still love to this very day.

This is one of those movies I would enjoy watching again on a dark, rainy night with popcorn in hand.

9.5/10


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