Never Cry Werewolf (2008) is a Canadian English TV horror movie that had a cheesy cover image, and I did not expect much from it. I am so happy that I did not get my hopes up for this movie because it was an okay watch but not something I would watch again. Director Brenton Spencer (Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Crowsnest (2012), Blown Away (1993)) failed at executing this movie. It was horrible, and I only gave it a four because it has some suspense and frights to it. The film contains minor sexual language/reference, some violence but not blood, not much frightening scenes and bad language.
Loren (Nina Dobrev - The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let’s Be Cops (2014), Chloe (2009)) and her family greet their new neighbor, Jared (Peter Stebbings) and his dog. Jared is a handsome fella, and 16-year-old Loren has uneasy feelings about their new mysterious neighbor. Loren became more suspicious of Jared after a few local began disappearing one by one from their town. Jared (Peter Stebbings - K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Immortals (2011), The Listener (2009), Defendor (2009)) is also closely keeping an eye on Loren, and she does not know it. The movie got somewhat interesting after I learned that Loren resembles Jared’s deceased wife, and he is now very protective of her. He bit Loren’s friend Angie who is close to Loren - Jared is claiming his territory. Redd Tucker (Kevin Sorbo - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Andromeda (2000), God’s Not Dead (2014), Meet the Spartans (2008)) is a personnel on a local TV hunting show. Redd teams up with a delivery boy and Loren to investigate what takes place on a full-moon with an immortal creature that has an insatiable bloodlust. What will Loren do when she has a choice to trade her life for her brother’s life who is locked in a freezer by Jared.
The movie is not really that bad; it is just sad that it appears to be a remake of Fright Night (1985). Nina Dobrev and Peter Stebbings did an excellent job with their performances. I enjoyed the movie but it is a cliche in many ways, and I cannot overlook that because the film did not have enough to stand out from the rest. I would not recommend horror fans and werewolf fans to see this movie, Fright Night was way better. The makeup department could have done a better job as well as the cinematographer. The sound was okay, and everything else about the movie was below average.
About Never Cry Werewolf (2008)
Starring: Von Flores, Nahanni Johnstone, Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Melanie Leishman, Sean O'Neill, Rothaford Gray, Billy Otis, Rebekah Boisvert, Julie Sype, Greg Calderone, Kelly Fiddick, Anwar Knight, Irek Muchalski, Peter Stebbings, Spencer Van Wyck, Kim Bourne
Director: Brenton Spencer
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