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| | 1 hr 30 min | Horror

Werewolf: The Devil's Hound is supposed to tell the horrifying story of a werewolf as it's captured in Germany, escapes its shipping container, and then proceeds to cause mayhem on the east coast of America. Instead of playing out like a horror movie, though, most of the film feels like a bad soap opera. Poorly established characters played by amateur actors talk to each other for over half of the movie, with no decent action or horror scenes focusing on the werewolf to be seen. The weak actors and mediocre script make the film confusing and even boring straight from the beginning.

Made obvious during scene of dialogue after scene of dialogue is that this film was not a high-budget masterpiece. Instead, the film feels like a "home movie." Shots are usually grainy, making it difficult to see what exactly is happening on screen. Complicating this even more is the fact that the camera often cuts from shot to shot extremely quickly. With poor visuals and limited viewing time, an audience is bound to miss key moments in the film, leaving them confused as to what exactly is going on in the film.

And should a viewer figure out what is going on, they then need to deal with the fact that the microphones used in this film were cheap. As a result, recorded dialogue is barely audible, especially alongside the music inserted into the film.

Overall, Werewolf: The Devil's Hound is a film that forgets that it's meant to be horrifying, and instead became a jumbled mess of poor quality recording tactics, bad direction and amateur acting. It's hard to review the movie's plot because, frankly, it's hard to know what is going on. All that's ever truly established is that a werewolf escaped its captivity, but by the time the werewolf even becomes a focus on the film and the cliffhanger ending roles across the screen, the movie is more than halfway over. Most people would have given up on finishing their viewing long before this point.

This movie will probably become a favorite of people who watch bad movies for entertainment, and considering the film's quality, one has to wonder if that may have been its intended audience all along. Bad entertainment, this movie may be - but a classic, even a cult classic, it most certainly is not.

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Stars
Michael Dionne, Christy O. Cianci, Tamara Malawitz, Phillip Gauvin, Adam Loewenbaum
Director
Christian Pindar, Gregory C. Parker
Language
English
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