Cry_Wolf (Unrated) UNRATED CC

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When prep school students spread a hoax email about a serial killer, the joke soon turns deadly and they become victims of their own game. See how lethal lies can be in this Unrated version!

Starring:
Julian Morris, Lindy Booth
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Jeff Wadlow
Starring Julian Morris, Lindy Booth
Supporting actors Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi, Sandra McCoy, Kristy Wu, Jesse Janzen, Paul James, Anna Deavere Smith, Ethan Cohn, Gary Cole, Erica Yates, Jane Beard, Sabrina Gilbert, Ashleigh Pixley, Shauna Sauls, Ranel Johnson, Michael Kennedy, Jarvis W. George, Shannon Cusack
Studio Rogue Pictures
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Lillian Patterson on December 27, 2005
Format: DVD
It's a little hard to believe that a group of high-school students get off on playing a childish game like the one at the beginning of this movie, but since I learned the similar game in college, I guess that lends an air of credibility. And I suppose the REAL thrill is sneaking out of their dorms late at night and meeting together and perhaps rich kids at prep schools like stroking their intellects by trying to outwit each other (I thought only college students did that?) Nevertheless, the atmosphere of this movie is so steeped in small-town ambience, the locations are so gorgeous, and the cast are so capable that honestly, no matter how silly or contrived anything in this movie gets, I ate it up. If you don't think you'd be swayed by those things, you'll probably pick out every flaw in this movie and you'll probably hate it and you probably shouldn't watch it. But if you're like me, the flaws will coast right over your head and you'll love every second of this movie even as you watch it over and over and over again.

First off, I appreciated how these "teens" actually looked young. They're not the 30-something teens we see in many movies today. And their plights are laced with actual emotion. I cared about Dodger (Lindy Booth) and her familial situation and her teen girl angst, caught between selfish concerns and caring about others. I cared about Julian Morris's character, his absentee father who didn't deign to take his son's calls, and his desire to impress the girl he likes with arrogant displays of his intelligence. Every character here, from the token ethnic guy and his sweetly slutty girlfriend to the "bad boy" with the piercings, to the oafish roommate who's a slacker, felt real because they felt true.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Caitlin on December 21, 2005
Format: DVD
Cry_Wolf isn't another one of your typical teen horror movies and it's not just another slasher flick. I was kind of worried (after seeing House of Wax) that this movie would be another gruesome, pointless waste of my time, but that's not the case. I initially only wanted to see this movie because I've played the online game so many times (which might have helped me understand the story) still, after watching it I was so surprised with its quality. The twists and turns to the plot were so surprising that I was left staring at my television in shock, with my mouth wide open.

Don't be fooled because the thing that really almost turned me completely away from the movie was the trailers.. if you've seen them they're very misleading. The scene with the girl getting murdered in the bathroom in her underwear makes the movie look like an ordinary teenage thriller, but really it's a mind boggling mystery for the viewer to solve. I thought the casting was nearly perfect. Most of the stars are new to the movie scene, but two particularly stood out in my mind: Jared Padalecki and Jon Bon Jovi (who knew he could act?!). The other newcomers are also worthy of recognition for making the story believable. The script might have had some flaws, but the final twists in the plot overrule everything else. So, if you haven't seen the movie yet I highly recommend you go do so.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 15, 2006
Format: DVD
This is one of those movies that got marketed the wrong way. It looks very very much like a teen slasher movie: but, rest assured, it is not. If you're looking for gross out deaths, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a lumbering serial killer who walks slowly after his victimes, look elsewhere. This is a teen suspense-thriller with a very tidy and very slick ending. Maybe you'll guess who the Big Bad is before the end, but the particulars of it should still impress you. Unfortunately for this film, it got marketed to the wrong audience and suffered poor theatrical attendance because of it. I would actually give this 4 STARS but I'm trying to even out all the 1 STAR reviews from the halfwits below who actually enjoyed the remakes of The Fog and When A Stranger Calls.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 26, 2005
Format: DVD
Well, Amazon.com reviewer didn't like this movie, but I think it's one of the best slasher flicks in recent years. Director Jeff Wadlow uses his camera quite effectively and I found its plot twists rather convincing and intriguing. A newcomer (British Julian Morris) to a prep school finds himself involved in a game with fellow students led by the sultry Dodger (Lindy Booth in a slinky, ominous performance). When a young "townie" girl is found murdered in the woods, the kids decide to send an e-mail creating a hoax killer called the Wolf. Things spiral out of control when it seems the killer is real and is targeting the game players for extinction. The script features a lot of red herrings and the mood is creepy throughout. Jon Bon Jovi plays the journalism teacher and Gary Cole has a brief role as Owen's insensitive, but wealthy, father. While the movie has some of the cliches expected in a slasher movie, its execution is refreshingly original and the acting is above average. So if you like a good slasher film, this is one of the best new ones.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dorrie Wheeler on December 20, 2005
Format: DVD
Cry Wolf is a movie about several teens who attend prestigious Westlake Academy. They have a rather difficult to understand game they play to pass time during the evenings. At night time they sneak to the chapel to play "Cry Wolf." They sit in a circle and identify who in the circle bears the wolf marking on their chest. It's basically a game about lying and trying to figure out who is the wolf, it's a bit strange but these rich kids love this game. At the beginning of the film a young woman is murdered in the woods. To spice up their evening game a pretty redhead named Dodger and the new kid Owen and the rest of the gang decide to make their game a bit more intriguing by getting the whole school involved in their fun. They send out an email message making the student body believe that there is a serial killer on the loose. It's all done in good fun, until people start dying in real life.

Cry Wolf is a decent teen horror film. It's not quite as clear as teen horror films Joy Ride and Jeepers Creeper. Cry Wolf is more of a murder mystery and viewers will find themselves guessing who the murderer is until the very end.

Stars of the film include Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, and Jon Bon Jovi. It's a decent flick to check out on DVD.
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