Animals (2008) 2008 NR CC

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An unsuspecting down-and-out man in a hick town finds a weekend of passion with the beautiful woman who walks in his local bar not realizing she's a shape-shifting creature on the run.

Starring:
Marc Blucas, Naveen Andrews
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Animals (2008)

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Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Douglas Aarniokoski
Starring Marc Blucas, Naveen Andrews
Supporting actors Nicki Aycox, Eva Amurri Martino, Andy Comeau, Bart Johnson, Gillian Shure, Mark Elias, Ron Roggé, Heidi Shepherd, Adrienne Hartvigsen, Matthew Temple, Christopher Tarantino, Charles Halford, Stan Ellsworth, Skip Carlsen, Lorrie Dohoney, Nina Alverez, Ashley Barenz, Monica Campbell
Studio Gravitas Ventures LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

This, however, is no Evil Dead.
ReBecca
While I know movie people have to start somewhere, this movie started at the bottom and worked its way down.
Robin Landry
Animals is no different, it contains gratuitous nudity and is totally an Urban Romance Novel come to life.
Joe & Andrea Valdez

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Foncannon on February 22, 2010
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This movie had an interesting idea behind it. However there were only 2 actors that could act, there was not enough of a story to go with it. Sure, the overall plot was acceptable, but there was no real drama or hook that draws you in, begging for you to see the next scene. There was very little character development and of course the CGI was (I'll be kind) lacking in anything remotely resembling a great monster impression. Bottom line, If you like a stale story, horrible special effects, and 7 sex scenes randomly placed within a movie for no reason at all, then this is the show for you! However if you like actual character and story development, real drama, and a longing to know how it will turn out, then please do not waste your money like I did. This movie was not worth the $3 dollars I lost to watch it. Please learn from my mistake, do not watch Animals.
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(actually I'd give it two and a half stars, but the template won't let me go halfway on a star... but since I *really wanted to like* this movie more than the final verdict left me, figured I er on the side of nice.)

So, the movie version of one of the best werewolf novels ever... wound up as a direct-to-redbox cheapy. Nowhere near as bad as feared; in fact, there's a lot going for this, particularly in atmosphere and inspired character-actor casting - I think I'm in love with Eva Amurri and Nickie Aycox [hot werewolf girls... literally at each other's throats... *growl*], Marc Blucas is perfectly cast and deserves to go far as an actor, and villain Naveen Andrews is a pure wicked treat. But I swear, someone in the freakin' editing room must have been on a Mission to make this movie suck! And the story/mythos-changes did nothing but clutter things worse. Also, they made that most frequent of gambles when adapting material like this from page to screen, namely taking story elements that were withheld 'til later in the book, creating tension and mystery that built to surprise twists, and presenting it in real-time from the git-go (as in pretty much every screen/stage version of DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE). Sometimes said switch-around works out well, in other cases not. Here... not so much :-/ And seriously, when adapting a 500-page novel with a rather packed plot, there's no excuse for so much filler in the first half of an 80-minute movie, then truncating the second half of the story within an inch of its life. All that internal POV/voice-over/werewolf-DNA-microscope-footage nonsense was a nightmare (and not in the good way you'd hope for from this sort of movie). Still, I confess, I actually like how they made use of low-rent CGI for their creature effects.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 29, 2010
Format: DVD
Animals should have been a good "Grade B" horror flick, but it really never got interesting enough to make it worth seeing.

The plot seemed interesting enough - No spoilers from me: The story revolves around a washed up football player who returns to his backwards hometown only to fall into a serious rut. Along comes a beautiful stranger who takes an interest in him, but she has a serious ulterior motive.

What follows is a lot of sex, some fairly well done gore effects, a few weak fight scenes, and perhaps the cheesiest CGI special effects ever (seriously). The acting was on par with other low budget movies, but there were really no standouts to make this movie worth seeing again. This movie really moved slowly and the odd camera work and editing also made it difficult to watch.

Not Recommended.

CFH
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe & Andrea Valdez on November 5, 2010
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I picked up this movie after finding out it was put out by Maverick Entertainment Group. MEG specialize in independent direct to DVD films and overall their products are worthwhile B-Movies when you buy them used. Animals is no different, it contains gratuitous nudity and is totally an Urban Romance Novel come to life. Overall it wasn't a bad way to spend a late Friday night.
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By ReBecca on June 23, 2010
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So, I have a thing for Naveen Andrews, and I love monster movies. When I saw this film in a video rental box, I thought I had to see it. Some notes about the cover: I never saw a hot red-head in the movie, and the scene on the cover has nothing to do with anything. That's fine: it reminds me of Evil Dead's cover. This, however, is no Evil Dead. I love a good B-movie as much as the next gal, but this film was riding that line where it was neither good enough nor bad enough to be worth watching. It reeks of mediocrity, and the "plot" just seems to be some pointless and badly acted conversations or killings interspersed with the very awkward and unconvincing sex. Suspension-of-disbelief was not invoked. I would only watch it again to hear Andrews say the word "Darling."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PR GUY on January 7, 2011
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If you like special effects that turn so-called monsters into paper mache' pinatas, this one's for you! What a joke. The acting was non-extistent; script played out like it was written by a 10-year-old, and the blood effects looked like jellied cranberries. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid...I wish I had, before wasting my time on this total BOMB! I give this 1 star because of the cover artwork. It is quite impressive...so unlike the film! AVOID!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Mayo on September 9, 2011
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All in all as a movie production goes, I would give "Animals" 2 -3 stars. However, the sex scenes in general were very sensual and the scene in the alley was off the charts! WOW!!! What an awesome, erotic and powerful performance by Nicki Aycox. Where has she been hiding that body?
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