Bad Moon (1996)




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While on assignment in a remote jungle, an American photojournalist is attacked by a fearsome werewolf. Ted survives the encounter with only a nasty bite, but becomes a werewolf himself. Appalled by his bloodthirst, Ted goes to stay with his family in the hope that they can stop him.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Red
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On DVD: Oct 3, 2000
Warner Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Bad Moon

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Watchable werewolf stuff, if your expectations aren't all that high.

July 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Bad Moon

Bad Moon is basically just a regurgitation of Cujo with some concepts turned around. I don't know why dogs are such popular movie material and this even has the nerve to make the dog an active hero in the story. The practical werewolf effects in this movie are genius and totally worth seeing the movie alone, but the goofy CGI added in is laughable. Also, the idea that a dog can defeat a bloodthirsty werewolf is just ridiculous and ruins any credibility. the only part of the story I really liked was Uncle Ted and his tortured soul as a werewolf trying to find a cure. The mom and son(aka Dennis the Menace) are just sort've annoying and seeimed to just waste screentime. Given a better story, this movie could've been a masterpiece considering they had a great character and effects. The opening scene in Nepal is utter genius though; you've got to respect a sex scene followed by gory dis-embodiments.

Conner Rainwater

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Fantastic movie with a great film setting! This is the best movie I've seen so far with Michael Pare in it.

Leo L

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Gave this a re-watch for the first time since the VHS days and I have to say that while there's some corny bits here and there, it's still a helluva fun watch with a family dog doing battle with the werewolf uncle who comes to stay with his relatives in what I can only call the most irresponsible move ever, because WTF, man?

Well worth a rental.

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