13 Hrs – New Werewolf Movie Starring Tom Felton

A. Quinton — May. 19th 2009

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I found a reference to a new werewolf movie in a tabloid site article about Gemma Atkinson. The article, which misspells the title as “13 Hours”, describes Atkinson’s role as “battling murderous werewolves dressed in a mini-skirt and high heels.” As much as I would love to see werewolves in miniskirts and high heels, I don’t think that’s what I was meant to take away from the article.

In any case, Gemma Atkinon really is starring in a horror film called 13 Hrs, along with Tom Felton (who you might have seen previously as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films). Here’s a synopsis:

A full moon hangs in the night sky and lightning streaks across dark storm clouds.  Sarah Tyler returns to her troubled family home in the isolated countryside, for a much put-off visit.  As the storm rages on, Sarah, her family and friends shore up for the night, cut off from the outside world.  But something comes out of the driving rain and darkness.  Something that holds a dark secret so devastating that, in one night, it could wipe out the entire family.

Trapped, Sarah and her brothers and friends must use their heads as well as their physical strength to survive not only the thing that is hunting them down one by one – but their own entrapment as the besieged group turns in on itself.  Can they survive the horror stalking them?  Or is their enemy already amongst them and has it always been? Can they survive for 13 hours?

According to the production company’s web site, 13 Hrs was meant to show at Cannes this year, but in this IndieFlicks interview director  Jonathan Glendening talks about skipping Cannes to focus on editing, polishing and FX:

Fortunately, I’m not having to rush it for Cannes, so to some extent we can take our time. I deliver my directors cut tomorrow, which I think has taken about 7 weeks. So after a couple of producer tinkerings, that’ll take another few days. Then starts the sound, music, Fx process, and grading so those will take another couple of months.

Ah, the joys of post production. In the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailer here:

  • Doruk

    Looks promising.

  • K Davis

    When does this movie come out??? I cannot find anything about it! I am interested in watching it.

    Oh, better clarify…I live in Texas, United States. I don’t know if there will be a different release date for this?

  • I don’t anyone knows yet, K Davis, but as soon as I find out I’ll post about it!

  • K Davis

    Thank you! So nice and helpful…. ^_^

  • Chermaine

    Werewolves and Tom Felton? Sounds interesting.

  • Emma

    Tom Would be well good at the werewlives hopin hell be a vimpire in eclips to!

  • zockereinstein

    I’ve seen a coment on twitter from a guy who had a dvd copy of the movie (I suspect that he’s a pre-screening reviewr), but the account is actually disabled, so there is no news about this movie yet.

  • Ayla

    Really looking forward to this it seems good of course any movie with Tom Felton in it is amazing so lol XD

  • teaser

    omg ! tom ‘gorjus,fit guy’ felton and werewolves what mroe does a girl want ! ill be watching that ! love tom think hes awsome xx

  • jc

    Should hit UK theatres sometime mid to late 2010.

  • zockereinstein

    So, enough time to show yourselves and find some distributors… and to avoid the “direct” competition with “The Wolfman”. I hope you’re not waiting until halloween just “because” it’s halloween… that’s lame and overused for terror films. Or are your going to overlap with Harry Potter to take advantage from the participation of Tom Felton?
    Just a tip: there would be interesting to get some “behind the scenes”, interviews or so elsewhere, or having your own web. It could help to promote your movie, avoiding some months of “silence”.

  • zockereinstein, i don’t think any of that is jc’s call.

  • zockereinstein

    Well, I don’t lose anything trying… and perhaps someday someone will consider our opinions.

  • You’re right Andrew, it’s entirely out of my hands. I do agree with zockerstein’s view that too many horror films come out at Hallowe’en, but there’s a certain logic to that… give the market what you think it wants, even if that’s Christmas movies in July. Gemma Atkinson talked about a summer release in a recent interview, if that’s any reassurance.
    http://www.theargus.co.uk/lifehealth/features/4842025.From_glamour_girl_to_leading_lady/
    zockerstein, there is a dedicated website launching soon. So keep sharing those opinions.

  • zockereinstein

    I’m glad to read this news. It’s always a good idea to create some expectation about the new releases, and the net is an amazing tool for advertisement.
    Thanks for your answer, I hope to watch this movie soon :).

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    Enjoy the film

  • London World Premiere date and venue to be announced on July 2nd. Theatrical release details to follow. Watch this space.

  • hi♥
    olle espero con ansias
    la pelicula de veras
    que me encantaria ser
    una de las primeras en verla
    mas porque me gustan las de terror
    ademas ps tambien sale el guapisimo tom feltom
    att: su fan

  • Duane

    Okay… I just watched this movie.

    First off, I have to say that this is a decent effort for the genre (at least in the low-budget catergory). The performances are adequate and the story, although not as exciting and eerie as it could have been, is fairly well executed.

    *SPOILERS*

    Unfortunately the final act of this film lets it down pretty severely in my view. For a start the manner in which the director chooses to limit the action to indoor locations when the characters are surrounded by creepy looking forests and moors is a missed opportunity. Also, the promise of a cat and mouse hunt is brought to an abrupt halt with the rather summary and brief mauling of two authority figures whom make their way to the house following a distress call.

    Most damaging of all though are the creature effects. In this movie not only do werewolves have no hair (not even under their armpits as far as I could tell)… but those infected with the curse find themselves completely bald as a result too!!!

    Why on Earth this struck anybody as a good idea is totally lost on me. Perhaps they simply couldn’t afford to finish the creature costume so ran with the idea of … um… ‘baldness’ as a new hip form of lycanthopy. At least the director is consistent in that particular department of weirdness.

    Overall a missed opportunity. A fairly strong first act that loses momentum and… frankly… credibility by the time the credits role.

    3/10