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Skinwalkers
Skinwalkers
Actors: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Natassia Malthe, Kim Coates
Director: James Isaac
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2007     1hr 50min

TWO PACKS OF WEREWOLVES, ONE HUNTS & KILLS, & THE OTHER LIVES IN PEACE WITH SOCIETY, ARE SIGNALED BY THE MOON OF THE COMING OF AN ANCIENT PROPHECY. A 13 YEAR OLD BOY - 1/2 WOLF, 1/2 HUMAN - WILL CONTROL THE DESTINY OF THE ...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Natassia Malthe, Kim Coates
Director: James Isaac
Creators: Brian J. Gilbert, Dennis Berardi, Don Carmody, Robert Kulzer, James DeMonaco, James Roday, Todd Harthan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/27/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Nikki H. (Tinyavenger)
Reviewed on 6/15/2010...
While this isn't the best werewolf movie out there, I liked it because it was different. The storyline was original and the mythology varied from what you normally get in a werewolf movie (which some people will not like). I think they did a good job with the werewolves but it was kind of awkward to watch Jason Behr portray the 'bad guy' role in the film. It was entertaining and worth a watch.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Skinstaggers
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 10/18/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Werewolves will never be as popular as vampires. They're not pretty, seductive or eerie -- instead they're hairy, messy and presumably smelly.

Despite that, there was still plenty of potential for a cool werewolf action movie... until "Skinwalkers" actually came out. Instead, we get a sketchy, paper-thin plot about bikers who happen to be werewolves, and who (of course) have to kill the foretold Chosen One.

Said Chosen One is a boy who will turn thirteen, around the time that a red moon rises -- apparently this will decurse all lycanthropes, for no reason except that it's prophecied. But Varek (Jason Behr) and his vicious biker gang don't WANT to give up the perks of being werewolves, so they're prowling around to find the child and kill him before his big birthday rolls around.

Tim (Matthew Knight) is unaware of the danger he's in. Fortunately, relatives and friends surrounding him know exactly what he is, and hope to be cured of their affliction. But to keep Tim safe, they will have to battle Varek and his big bad gang, despite vowing never to commit any acts of werewolfen violence.

Yeah, it's pretty much the script for any derivative fantasy story -- there's a lazily-explained prophecy about the Big Savior (nobody ever explains where these prophecies come from), evil people who want to kill him, and good people who are keeping him safe. You'll find all this in "Skinwalkers," and not a lot more.

Instead, we get a lot of werewolves acting crazy and very, very evil. Gore. Bad editing during a rape scene. More gore. Shots of the moon. Shooting, lots of long tangled hair, motorcycles, and sexy women wearing leather.

In fact, that's basically all "Skinwalkers" has going for it -- what little plot there is is incomprehensible, and usually not very well explained or scripted ("I am not human! I am better than that!"). Apparently due to the dearth of plot, the writers tried to throw a curveball late in the film -- all I can say is, I kept expecting the "Star Wars" theme to play.

And the actors do as well as can be expected, given the paper-thin depth of their characters -- Behr does a decent job growling and overacting, but Knight is embarrassingly bad, even for a child actor. The others... well, I have a bit of trouble recalling them, because few of them got to do much.

"Skinwalkers" suffers from a massive overdose of C-movie cheeze, with little plot and even less acting. Not too impressive, unless you just LOVE the idea of biker werewolves."
Nothing to see here, folks
SereneNight | California, USA | 11/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Evil biker werewolves plan to murder a 13 year old boy reputed to be the 'savior' of the good werewolves who will cure/end lycanthropy. The bad guys kill and torture people and the good guys struggle to protect and hide the chosen one.

I admit I love werewolf movies, but there needs to be some plot and something more to watch than just people being tortured and killed in awful ways. I admit I couldn't finish this film. It was really that bad."
Skinwalkers review.
Chrissy K. McVay | North Carolina | 06/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What a great twist on a werewolf movie! Two tribes of werewolves are at war with one another. One group wants a cure for their full moon 'curse', but another clan is perfectly happy having the power that comes with being a meat eating werewolf, running with the pack and howling at the moon. The aggressive clan takes on the more peaceful group and a young boy may be the only hope for the werewolves desperate to end the madness.

Chrissy K. McVay - Author"