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Werewolf film by The Asylum

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BETTER THAN YOU WOULD THINK

  • Nov 20, 2013
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BATTLEDOGS

I love The Asylum and for the most part have loved the films. Of course there is the occasional one that even I can't find a silver lining in. luckily this is one of the better Asylum movies and it is a werewolf flick on top of that, who doesn't like a werewolf flick. This was a film they made with the SyFy channel like they do most of the time. It actually is a cool little flick that while not perfect is still fun.

A woman named Donna has just arrived in New York and is not feeling very well after her flight. Unfortunately for her she was bitten by a wolf elsewhere and has brought the virus back with her. She turns at starts to attack others at the airport creating pandemic of werewolf proportions. This naturally brings in the authorities who lock the infected and everyone that was there down. Major Brian Hoffman wants to find a cure for these poor people but his superiors have other things in mind.

I have to say that I was kinda surprised by how they played this out. They took this flick a little more serious than they normally do. The first half of this movie is straight up more serious than most things they have done lately while the second half turns into a more fun ride. Shane Van Dyke [a writer on "Chernobyl Diaries"] came up with a cool little idea here treating werewolves like a virus outbreak. Debuting Director Alexander Yellen did a good enough job here that I will be looking for more films from this person in the future.

Craig Sheffer, Dennis Haysbert, Ernie Hudson, Kate Vernon, Ariana Richards and more all do a good job here bringing the characters to life. Speaking of characters something that you normally don't get in these types of flicks is character development. I am glad to say that you get a bit of that here.

Now it is an asylum flick so it isn't perfect like the effects and such but over all I liked the look of the werewolves in this. The action is good but like any good Asylum flick things can get crazy. Still I think this is a fun flick that more people would enjoy then one would think. Give it a chance if you come across it.

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November 24, 2013
I saw parts of this on SYFY....think I'll try to see the uncut version
 
November 24, 2013
Scary picture! The public just devours werewolf stuff!
 
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