Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best lycanthrope movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
Ragewar AKA The Dungeonmaster is an unusual science-fiction horror anthology film, in which the wraparound story is more prominent than the segments themselves. The pacing is irregular and we get the impression that the seven creators, one for each segment, didn’t efficiently synchronize their efforts. The end result is heavily flawed but oh so interesting. Here’s a breakdown.
Ice Gallery is about wax statues attacking the protagonist. The second segment, Demons of the Dead, has the hero fighting revenants. Heavy Metal is basically a music video. It’s followed by Stone Canyon Giant. The title says it all. Slasher, one of the most captivating shorts is about a scalpel-wielding murderer. Cave Beast is about, well, a cave beast, and Desert Pursuit reminds us of Mad Max.
The sum of these tales, including the wrap around segment, is much grander than each of the shorts separately. While no short feature is particularly smart, well written or well executed, this film, as a whole, is a fun experience. It’s a mix of Tron, Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, The Amicus Portmanteau films and a bunch of more marketable projects done better.