Aug 15 2014

Best and Worst Films from ‘The Howling’ Franchise

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The British independent horror film Wild Country follows the tradition of the excellent UK werewolf film Dog Soldiers. This 2005 film was shot in the Scottish countryside and the unique shooting location contributes to the ambiance to the film. In many ways, Scotland helps the film capture the feel of a classic werewolf tale from classic folklore. The plot of the film follows a rather straightforward narrative structure. A woman, Kelly Ann, is very upset she has given her young child for adoption. To get her mind off her woes, www.tvsavings.org, she goes on a long hike deep in the Scottish countryside with her friends. This does not turn out to be a great idea because she and her friends run afoul of a werewolf making the countryside its home. It seems the werewolf has some connection to an abandoned baby Kelly Ann has found in the woods. The film is known for its shock value and many of the werewolf scenes are quite brutal. That said, the quality of the film is much better than a number of the Z Grade horror films that show up on late night cable. This has allowed Wild Country to achieve a minor cult following among horror fans.

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Jun 27 2013

Wolves Take Action With Vampires in the ‘Underworld’ Trilogy

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If you are someone who loves action and horror and you love the idea of them together, make sure that you consider picking up the Underworld trilogy at some point. The Underworld trilogy mixes werewolves and vampires in a centuries-old battle that has plenty to offer die-hard fans and people who are simply in it for the great special effects.

One of the things that the trilogy really does right is its love of world-building. There is a Continue Reading »

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May 12 2013

‘Wild Country’: The Myths That Inspired the Hit Film

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When it comes horror films, especially ones as fun and modern as Wild Country, it can be pretty hard to remember that these films came from legends originally. In the movie, a wolf creature stalks a group of teens who have found a baby. As the teens try to defend the baby, they are picked off one by one.

The werewolf myth is one that has followed people across the world and down throughout the centuries. There have always been stories about people transformed into monsters, and in many ways these stories cross cultures. In Continue Reading »

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May 09 2013

The Talented Cast and Crew of 2005′s ‘Wild Country’

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In 2005, Craig Strachan released “Wild Country,” a horror film he wrote and directed. Set in the Scottish Highlands, the movie involved a group of teenagers being stalked by a wolf-like creature. Many of the movie’s talented cast members went one to land very successful projects.

Peter Capaldi, Father Steve, has a long career in television and movies. You may recognize him from movies like. He’s an Oscar-winner for his short, live-action film “Frank Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.” He’s won numerous BAFTA awards for Best Male Performance (Comedy) for “The Thick of It.You Continue Reading »

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May 07 2013

The United Kingdom Explores the Supernatural with ‘Wild Country’

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Wild Country is a low budget slasher film shot in Glasgow, Scotland. It had a cost of roughly 1.5 million. The cast was comprised of unknown actor and actresses. Producers for the film showcased it at multiple film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival before releasing it in 2007 in conjunction with Lionsgate film studio. The script of the film explores supernatural elements such as werewolves.

In the movie, Kelly Ann, portrayed by actress Samantha Shields, goes on a hike through the Scottish highlands with a group of her friends after the emotionally traumatizing Continue Reading »

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May 04 2013

‘The Wolf Man:’ 70 Years of Werewolf Film Inspiration

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Ron Cheney has announced he has a screenplay entitles Curse of the Wolf Man and it is seeks to continue the legacy of Lawrence Talbot, the title creature of The Wolf Man (1941) The Wolf Man remains one of the seminal horror films in history. While the Lon Cheney Jr. film was not the first werewolf feature produced, it has strongly influenced every werewolf film since. The original Wolf Man is where he get the notion the full moon can turn men into Continue Reading »

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Apr 30 2013

Independent Horror ‘Wild Country’: A Biting Good Werewolf Film

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The British independent horror film Wild Country follows the tradition of the excellent UK werewolf film Dog Soldiers. This 2005 film was shot in the Scottish countryside and the unique shooting location contributes to the ambiance to the film. In many ways, Scotland helps the film capture the feel of a classic werewolf tale from classic folklore.

The plot of the film follows a rather straightforward narrative structure. A woman, Kelly Ann, is very upset she has given her young child for adoption. Continue Reading »

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