Sunday, June 13, 2021

#2,584. Late Phases (2014)


A low-budget horror film set in a retirement community, with an excellent performance by Nick Damici (Stake Land) as a grizzled, blind war veteran who takes it upon himself to hunt down the local werewolf.

Late Phases (aka Night of the Wolf) is a tense movie, with some familiar faces in the supporting cast, including Lance Guest (Halloween II), Tina Louise (Ginger from Gilligan’s Island), Tom Noonan (House of the Devil), Ethan Embry (The Devil’s Candy) and Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead, We Are Still Here).

It’s the special effects, though, that set this one apart, and the look of the creature itself is dwarfed only by the visceral transformation scene that occurs towards the end.

As directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Late Phases is a dark, brooding film that will get under your skin, and is a worthy entry in the werewolf subgenre.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10

1 comment:

PooBahSpiel said...

I give the movie a sold eight. One of those points was for having a dog with a name in the cast.