Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

25 February 2008

Skinwalkers, dir. James Issac (2006)

NIKKI says:
If there are worse movies out there, I'd like to see 'em.

Wait ... you know what I mean.

I've discovered a pattern: Nikki is tired, so wants to pick a short movie so she doesn't fall asleep. Steve is almost always open for anything, so Nikki picks the shortest movies available, which are usually crappy horror films. Nikki goes to bed annoyed that she can't just take speed, stay awake, and not watch crap.

Ugh. So, there's this gang of werewolves who need this kid to keep them alive or something. And so they go looking for the kid, who has a pretty mum who, of course, wants him to live. And there's another gang of werewolves that want the boy, too. So, werewolves fight with people and other werewolves, and lots of blood is shed, and there is a creepy red moon, and everything is sort of pointless and lame.

There was no skin walking. The make-up was awful. But I liked Jason Behr's tattoos.


STEVE says:
I don't even know what to say about this one.

Okay, so you've got your good werewolves and your bad werewolves. The bad werewolves want to kill some kid so they can remain werewolves, or something. The good werewolves are protecting the kid. Fine. We learn that one of the bad werewolves is the kid's dad and we're meant to be as shocked as the rest of the bad werewolves. We're not. We've come to expect this kind of thing.

But in the end, when the blood moon passes, and the time for killing the kid has passed, the dad werewolf just hooks up with the kid's mom as if he hasn't been trying to kill them for the past three days! 'Cos that makes sense, right?

About the only thing interesting about this movie was the fact that the werewolves were a throwback to the Lon Chaney, Jr. kind of werewolf from The Wolf Man - bipedal, vaguely wolfy, still clothed. Bad make-up, indeed, but interesting choice. Still, if I wanted to see that sort of thing, I'd just watch The Wolf Man.


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