Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Samaire Armstrong, Ryan Alosio, Andrea Bogart, Jaime Bergman, Alexis Cruz
Director: Richard Friedman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
A new breed of horror roams the streets of Los Angeles. It's the Darkwolf, a vicious werewolf with a thirst for blood--and a lust for Josie, a sexy, unsuspecting woman with a mysterious power she is only to beginning to un... more »
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Darkwolf is surprisingly good. When do we get the Sequel?
Matt Abbott | 02/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like horror films and make it a point to watch at least one or two new ones a week. Nobody really expects a low budget horror film to be really good, but surprisingly, I watched one this week that really was excellent. The film, Darkwolf is worth taking a look at for a lot of reasons. Here's my list of reasons why Darkwolf stands out from all the other horror films I've seen recently. 1) Really good story. People who claim the plot of this movie is stupid, don't really know how horror films are supposed to be. There's enough good story here to keep you watching for way more than the 95 minutes running time. 2) Good acting. The cast is surprisingly good. I've seen lots of them on TV, like Samaire Armstrong who is star of the television series, "The OC." She's really cute and really a good actress. Also Jamie Bergman who was in Howard Stern's TV series "Son of the Beach." and Playboy. Sasha Williams was also one of the Power Rangers. Others that are in the film are Kane Hodder who played Jason in all the "Friday, the 13th" movies, Alexis Cruz who was in Stargate, and Tippie Hedren who was in a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock films including "The Birds" which is a favorite of mine.3) Hot Babes and more hot babes! Horror films are supposed to have hot babes and this one has more than almost all the rest put together. The good part about it is they are cool hot babes, not just stupid bimbos like most horror films. I wouldn't mind marrying any one of them. Did I mention that there is a lot of flesh too and flesh is a good thing. I won't tell you much about it, but there's this naked dance scene you got to see. Just see it and you'll know what I'm talking about.4) Darkwolf is a really good creature. The special effects aren't the best, but this wolf's got personality. Hey, if you want brilliant special effects, go see Matrix or X-Men or something like that. in this film, it's the really great campiness of the creature that works for me. I hope the filmmakers don't screw it up in the sequel with better special effects.5) Good characters. I'm 19 and I identified with the young people in this movie. They weren't that supid or out of touch like most other horror films. The lead character, Josie, (Samaire Armstrong) is totally believable and is a strong woman. I really like strong women in movies and real life. The cop, "Turley" played by Ryan Alosio is a cool dude. He's kind of like a really likeable James Dean sort of guy. I have to admit, I would have like him and Josie to get together by the end of the film. Maybe the'll both come back in the sequel.6) The movie moved really fast and well directed. This film had some style, and never really slowed down. I wasn't bored for a second. It kind of reminded me of a lower budget "Terminator." It looked much better than most other cheapo horror films. I don't think the budget was very big on this movie, but it still managed to look really cool.7) Really good extra stuff on the DVD. There's a hilarious blooper real and a well done documentary on the making of the film, where the actors, director, writer etc. are interviewed. I always like this material because it gives me more of a look into what really went on behind the scenes.Anyway, just like I said, Darkwolf is a very cool movie. I really hope that the filmmakers do a sequel soon. Just make sure to keep most of the same characters (the one's that are left alive anyway.) I think you can buy the film for a really good price now, and it's well worth keeping in your horror library."
I really liked this film and I know werewolfs.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is a gritty feel and real style to DarkWolf that far surpasses many others of the same genre. I'm sure the director intended this dark, seedy, underground atmosphere that this film embodies. This may be misinterpreted as just being a function of the smaller budget, but I believe that director Richard Friedman knew what he was up to all along. I gave this werewolf a chance, and I'm glad I did."
The best movie to watch with a group of friends
My_Distorted_Image | West Virginia USA | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very well done, very entertaining werewolf film, with a very original premise. It was a nice surprise to see Alexis Cruz (from Stargate), and especially Tippie Hedren, the star of Hitchcock's "The Birds". I saw it on a friend's home theater, and it sounded absolutely great. I really liked the music for the rooftop scene - which is a scene to watch over and over again... It's the best movie you can watch with a group of friends. I can't wait for a sequel!"
Howling good time
Matt Abbott | 04/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard about Darkwolf from online ads. I decided to ...check it out. I thought it was really good and stylish. Some people might complain that the actors are not well known, but I think it's nice to have fresh new talent. Samaire Armstrong and Jamie Bergman have done comedy, so there's just a little bit of a comedy overtone to the film. There are several very attractive women as well. Darkwolf was really entertaining! ... As you watch the movie, look how the wolf's face changes shape and color. First his face is green, then brown, then grey, even red! (Sometimes all in the same scene.) This is distracting, but it is kind of amusing in itself. And keep in mind I don't like the same types of movies as most people; I would even say I like movies that most people don't like. Darkwolf isn't for everyone; it has a certain audience.One other thing that I would have liked more is if there was even more sex than there already was! Darkwolf doesn't take itself too lightly, but it doesn't take itself too seriously either. I thought the final scene with the wolf should have been longer and more stressful for Josie. I liked the commentary feature from the cast and crew. There are also outtakes ('gag reel'), but it's a little short. Overall, Darkwolf was so good. ..."