Eyes of the Werewolf (1999)

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1 May 2005 | Teknofobe70
5
| Amateur werewolf movie with some good ideas
I'll admit that exactly how movies like this ever manage to get a proper DVD release is beyond me. My guess is, some distribution company figures that if they throw together a decent-looking DVD cover, they can trick people into thinking they're buying a real movie. This, however, is your standard amateur movie -- the picture quality looks like something you can achieve on home video, certainly not like anything a studio would ever put out. Some of the special effects are terrible, while others are acceptable. I have no problem with all this, I think it's great that people can just come together and make a werewolf movie for the sheer joy of making it, and not actually throw any money at it. But they shouldn't really expect that much in return.

But all that aside, let's judge it on it's own terms. While the script would need a huge overhaul to create something resembling quality, the plot itself has some merit. It involves an unscrupulous surgeon who buys body parts on the black market to use in transplants. One of his patients is a man horribly disfigured in a lab accident, and he unwittingly gives him the eyes of a werewolf, which infects the man with lycanthropy. After committing a string of murders, the man seeks help among those closest to him -- a nurse he has fallen in love with, a determined writer on the supernatural, and a mysterious dwarf.

You can't say it isn't original. And aside from the few plot holes (for example, "I need some help finding a werewolf ... oo, I'll call up my friend, the disabled dwarf!"), it's reasonably entertaining but to be honest a bit trashy. I'm afraid none of the cast have a future in acting. Our hero and the nurse only know each other for about two and a half minutes before jumping into bed together (the actors even manage to have sex unconvincingly), which lead me to believe I might be watching a soft core porn movie with forty minutes of padding in between sex scenes. And the unresolved lesbian sub-plot doesn't help.

My advice is, don't fork out for this one unless you enjoy amateur movies. And if you do, there are better ones out there -- maybe take a look at "Exhumed" first.

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Horror

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Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)

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