Watch short film “Bad Moon Rising”, or “why you don’t keep werewolves in captivity”

A. Quinton — Nov. 18th 2013

2012 short film Bad Moon Rising combines practical effects and smart directing in a manner calculated to stimulate the part of the brain labelled “werewolves killing motherfuckers”. Enjoy all seven minutes of it here.

Director Scott Hamilton and crew put it together as a promo for a feature length film about a bank full of hostages that turn out to be werewolves. Its showcase is a lengthy werewolf transformation that’s achieved solely through traditional effects, and which I thought was very well-executed. BMR is a “modified version of the feature film’s opening sequence [that] was shot in order to act as a guide to the overall feel of the film”. All right, Hamilton, my appetite has been sufficiently whetted – please tell me where I can see (or help fund) the feature!

For more information, including an extensive gallery of mid-transformation photos like those below, visit BMR‘s web site.

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  • Doruk

    The very brief glimpse of the fully transformed werewolf reminds me of Janos Skorzeny.

  • Lew

    Well, the actoing was a bit silly and there’s way too much horror movie cliche stuff going on (shadowy figure zips past the camera, victim gets dragged across the floor into a shadow) but I do agree the practical effects look great. I’d toss some money their way.