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Huntress: A Real Dog

a video review by Joe Parra

Rating: 1 out of 4

Werewolves may be temporarily off the big screen; but these beasts are prowling once again in four recent video releases: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Huntress, Bad Moon, and Werewolf. Unfortunately, only Fever Swamp shows some originality - the others show banality. Coincidentally, Fever Swamp is the only affordable one ($9.95 - $14.95 price range) of the four!

Huntress essentially takes the plot of the classic The Wolf Man, transposes the story to modern times, and replaces a “he” with a “she.”  Like the old Buster Crabbe T-shirt commercial used to say, this is where the similarity ends. A young woman goes to her ancestral home after a death in the family. She suffers the curse of the werewolf in the usual fashion - however, someone forgot to buy enough good make-up, so she is scantily clad and scantily furred and scantily fanged... You get the picture. On second thought, NO! Change that! Don’t get the picture!

I hate ranking on werewolf films because, along with vampire movies, they are my favorite type of horror story. If this is to be the quality of endeavor, however, I’ll take vanilla! Inflict Huntress on an enemy! Argh!

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