Werewolf Rising (2014) Movie Review

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Werewolf Rising (2014)

2014 | R | Horror
78 minutes / 1h 18min

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Werewolf Rising Plot Synopsis:

Emma is a country girl who left for the big city only to return years later with big problems. And when she returns to her childhood home deep in the Arkansas mountains for some well needed rest, relaxation, and soul searching, her problems have only just begun. A bloodthirsty werewolf emerges from the woods to lay siege to the area, ravaging anything in its path and revealing a sinister underworld that most never knew existed. With a full moon hanging over the area, Emma is plunged into a fight not only for her life, but for her very soul...

Werewolf Rising (2014) Review

Werewolf Rising (2014) is an American werewolf horror movie that is not your typical werewolf film. Director and writer BC Furtney (New Terminal Hotel (2010), Fangoria: Blood Drive (2004), Mr. Eryams (2004), Fangoria: Blood Drive II (2005)) failed at executing Werewolf Rising. I was anticipating the arrival of this film because I am a huge fan of werewolf movies, but this movie was far from what I usually enjoy. The title, Werewolf Rising made me believe that his movie was going to be outstanding, and my big smile turned into a frown while viewing this film. Werewolf Rising had a screenplay/storyline that was all over the place as though the writer/director was making it up as the movie progresses.

Werewolf Rising revolves around Emma (Melissa Carnell - Im Namen der Liebe (2012), Young Again (2010), Boggy Creek (2010), Humans vs. Zombies (2011)) who is a country girl that wanted to live in the big city. Emma left the country life to live in the big city and returned several years later with major problems. Emma thought that she will get the rest/relaxation and peace that she needed in the Arkansas mountains, but she was wrong as there is a bloodthirsty werewolf in the woods. Emma soon met the werewolf and had to fight to save her life and soul because there is an evil underworld that she did not know about.

Werewolf Rising is not good or bad, just average where the werewolf looks good with the budget it had and the acting was pretty decent, especially Bill Oberst Jr. acting skills. The werewolf spends most of its time in the movie chasing Emma around and turning people into werewolves instead of eating/violently attacking them. If you are looking for a werewolf movie where the werewolf kills people, then this movie is not for you. I was amused that an attempt at making a twist ending was pushed into there, but it did not work because it was obvious that there was not much thought that went into the twist.

  • Werewolf Rising Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 2
  • Overall Score: 2.20
  • IMDB: 2.3

About Werewolf Rising 2014

Title: Werewolf Rising
Year: 2014
Runtime: 78 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.1/5 stars from 335 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 335
MPAA Rating: R
Werewolf Rising Cast Starring: Bill Oberst Jr., Danielle Lozeau, Matt Copko, Brian Berry, Melissa Carnell, Taylor Horneman, Irena Murphy
Werewolf Rising Writers: NA
Werewolf Rising Director: BC Furtney
Production: Ruthless Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA