Title: Night Wolf
Directed by: Jonathan Glendening
Starring: Isabella Calthorpe, Tom Felton, Joshua Bowman and Gemma Atkinson
Running time: 85/minutes, Rated R
Sarah returns to her parents home in the English countryside from her stint at an American university to find the house in disrepair and her brothers are having a get together in the barn. A storm falls upon them, driving them inside for the night. They soon discover that some rabid creature is loose inside, picking them off one by one.
If you’re only watching this film because you’re a fan of Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, go ahead and shut this off after 25 minutes. The rest of the film is a bunch of people yelling and whining at each other while a killer dog/wolf-creature is rampaging around the house. Some chick gets a creative death with a shotgun that looks almost impossible if it actually happened. She shoots at creature, it backfires making her fall and somehow blowing her head off with the second shot. I had to watch it again because it was so unbelievable.
I was not impressed with the story, the writing or the acting. There’s lots of gore and juicy sound effects and the creature effects was adequate, but the ending was completely predictable when the mom going missing storyline was revealed. The clincher that made me want to completely give up on this film was that none of the characters had cell phones. C’mon, seriously?! These characters are supposed to be in their late teens/early twenties; they have phones grafted to their freaking hands!
The only feature on this DVD is the redband trailer.
Night Wolf really annoyed the crap out of me, literally. There was an astronomical amount of plot holes. (How’s that for a blurb?) I could not recommend this film to anyone unless you like watching a movie and getting pissed off in the process.
Total rating: F
Reviewed by: JM Willis