Thursday, March 02, 2006

DVD Review: The Beast of Bray Road

This is one that I wanted to see for a while, I just couldn't find it anywhere. But, finally I found it. It turns out that it's a finely crafted piece of filmmaking that ultimately ends up a victim of it's own creature. What do I mean by that? Well, the film is good, the acting is good, everything is good, but they have to go and show the beast's face too many times. Hey, even the beast is a decent one here, but it could have been way more effective if it wasn't such a camera hog. When he's hunched over gnawing on a piece of meat, he's an impressive looking specimen, but then we have to see a close-up of his mug and that just takes away from the imagination a bit. The film is based on true events, but of course, they base it VERY loosely on the real beast of Bray Road. What we have here is a decent little werewolf movie, better than many, but it's no Ginger Snaps. It gets ***1/2 out of *****.

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