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Never Cry Werewolf (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 11 May 2008
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Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren ... See full summary »

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Brenton Spencer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Loren
Kevin Sorbo ... Redd Tucker
Peter Stebbings ... Jared
Spencer Van Wyck ... Kyle
Melanie Leishman ... Angie
Kim Bourne Kim Bourne ... Margo
Sean O'Neill ... Steven
Nahanni Johnstone ... Christie
Von Flores Von Flores ... Detective Stalling
Rothaford Gray ... Sergant Hillam
Billy Otis ... Charles Ray Pope
Rebekah Boisvert ... Young Prostitute #1
Julie Sype ... Prostitute #2
Greg Calderone ... Guy Taylor
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ... Clerk
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Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren Hansett can't get over the bad vibes her new neighbor gives her. She starts to spy on his nocturnal activities and comes to believe that a recent killing might the work of a werewolf who happens to be her new neighbor. Her internet surfing provides a lot of collaborative detail but everyone but her friend Steven dismiss her story as teen-aged fantasy. Fearing for her life, she convinces Steven to take her to a gun shop to buy silver bullets in a gun shop, where their neighbor's supernatural dog attacks. When she dispatches the beast, her actions get the attention of Redd Tucker, a washed-up TV hunting show host to believe her as well. When Steven is attacked by the werewolf and Loren's brother goes missing, she and Redd team up to kill the lycanthrope before he can finish them both off. Written by David Bassler

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Taglines:

An Immortal Battle for Survival

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Horror

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House Next Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Brantford, Ontario, Canada See more »

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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Like in Fright Night (1985) where Charlie Brewster's neighbor is a vampire, in this film the next door neighbor is a werewolf. See more »

Goofs

When Loren steps outside her house to threaten Steve with the crossbow, she is wearing a black vest over a purple shirt. When she goes back inside, the vest is gone. See more »

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Redd Tucker: Fifteen years in television... I have to piss on the side of the road like a hobo.
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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Can You Feel Me
Written by Mikey Manvil (as Mikey Manville)
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Entertaining half-serious werewolf flick
17 June 2012 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

I don't get the lukewarm reviews as "Never Cry Werewolf" (2008) is a worthy addition to the werewolf genre. Yes, it rips-off the plot of a popular film from two decades earlier, "Fright Night" and, yes, it is a made-for-TV flick, but despite these factors it delivers as a half-serious/half-comedy werewolf flick.

PLOT: A mysterious man (Peter Stebbings) moves in next door to teenager Loren (Nina Dobrev) and she concludes that he's a werewolf. Of course, no one believes her so she enlists the help of a washed-up reality show actor (Kevin Sorbo).

Like I said, "Never Cry Werewolf" only plays it semi-straight, so don't expect the dead-serious vibe of, say, "wolfen" or even "Red Riding Hood."

Stebbings is reminiscent of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine here and is excellent in the role. But he's clearly at least 36 years-old and so it's a bit disturbing that he's literally sniffing around a 16 year-old girl.

Nina is good as the protagonist and has a cute look, but I prefer her friend in the story, Angie, played by Melanie Leishman. Melanie may not be as cute but she has better curves. In any event, her role is too small.

As always, Sorbo is extremely likable. He plays a reluctant hero in this one.

The film was shot in Brantford & Hamilton, Ontario, and runs 87 minutes.

FINAL WORD: Although "Never Cry Werewolf" loses points for blatantly ripping off "Fright Night," the bottom line is that it's entertaining from beginning to end. The werewolf lore is sound and the cast is solid. In addition, the werewolf looks menacing and there's a lot of goofy gore. It's just a fun film. What more do you want from a low-budget werewolf flick?

GRADE: B-


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