Late Phases

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A blind vet moves into a rest home that’s attacked by a werewolf, then spends a month awaiting the next assault. Perhaps intended to become the Bubba Ho-Tep of werewolf films, but stumbles out of the gate thanks largely to unlikable characters and bad creature design. A joyless drag.

Ski Wolf

★☆☆☆ – (2008) – Rival skiers compete for the domination of a hill while one of them becomes a wolf. A spoof of an already lame movie that does little but exploit ’80s sport cliches. A Chris Sever letdown as too many lines are repeated from other entries and too many once-humorous mannerisms now amount to nothing.

Underworld: Blood Wars

★½☆☆ – (2016) – A vampire in a shiny leather coat aims to stop her kind from fighting werewolves in shiny leather coats. Yet another preposterous, pompous, and pretentious entry in a never-ending series that continues to take itself too seriously despite a severe lack of originality. Bloated CGI mumbo jumbo for an audience that couldn’t possible be asking for more entries.

Children of the Full Moon

Children of the Full Moon

★½☆☆ – (1980) – A married couple having car trouble happen upon a manor that contains werewolf children. A dull slog that shows characters constantly talking, but not nearly enough of the horror they speak of. Ends on a predictable note that’s just as tiresome and the preceding moments.

Werewolf Rising

Werewolf Rising

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A big-hearted country girl returns home to find unexpected strangeness… notably a werewolf. The lead actress pulls off cutesy naivety as long as she can before the cute turns sour. Works best when not knowing what’s going on, since the explanations are cold and empty. Feels like an audition reel gone awry.