Bad Moon

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Bad Moon ★½ 1996 (R)

Let's put it this way, the werewolf in this movie is not the only thing that bites. Shortest (mercifully) studio release in recent history is a horror (in more ways than one) film with Pare leading the pack as Ted, a photojournalist who comes back from the Amazon a different, more nocturnally hirsute man. Fleeing from the site of his nightly gore, Ted takes refuge with his loving sister Janet (Hemingway) and her son Brett (Gamble). The real hero (and best actor) is a German shepherd named Thor (Primo) who discovers that Ted's a werewolf. Dog steals the show paws down (naturally). Decent special FX. Adapted from Wayne Smith's novel “Thor.” 79m/C VHS, DVD . Mariel Hemingway, Michael Pare, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue; D: Eric Red; W: Eric Red; C: Jan Kiesser; M: Daniel Licht.