Night Shadow 1989 NR

(9) IMDb 3.6/10

A mass murdering werewolf is on the trail of a young journalist. Her scorned lover, a small town Sheriff, is the only person who can save her from the horrific beast.

Starring:
Brenda Vance, Rick Scott
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Randolph Cohlan
Starring Brenda Vance, Rick Scott
Supporting actors Stuart Quan, Alta LaFlame, Tom Boylan, Kato Kaelin, Orien Richman, Jeannette Lewis, Laura Graham, Aldo Ray, Darrell Mapson, Ken Parks, Gary D. Tanner, Danon G. Quick
Studio Echo Bridge
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ben Tish on March 7, 2010
Format: DVD
First of All, I don't think a lot of people realize that this movie "stars" Kato Kaelin, who went on to attract More attention during the O.J. Simpson trials than he did from starring in this film. Please don't let that scare you away though, because Despite Night Shadow's cheesy production quality, it has the ability to hold your attention. In fact, this movie has almost everything, from gory scenes of body parts, A Werewolf/serial killer, and a very lovely Brenda Vance who keeps this viewer mesmerized by her sex appeal. If that isn't enough, there is even something here for fans of martial arts movies when the main character's brother takes on a gang of bikers who are causing a disturbance at the families motel. For most of the movie the werewolf is seen in his human form, just here and there, never saying a word to anyone. Later, when he takes on the full Werewolf change he looks like a leftover prop from the "Howling" movie. The movie has enough going for it to hold your attention, the scenes are edited well and the pacing is good. The characters are all well written and interesting, and the acting is above average for a movie of this genre. A lot of movie critics have dismissed this film due to it's cheapness and because of that it has slipped under the radar of a lot of Horror Movie buffs. That's really too bad, because this movie may not be top notch but what it lacks in special effects and big budget, it makes up for it in suspense and character development.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on January 18, 2007
Format: DVD
This is supposedly a werewolf flick. Most of it seems more like a slasher film. A successful news woman is returning to her small hometown before ramping up her career. She passes a strange man stranded on the highway. She can't stop staring at him but she leaves him behind. The guy is spooky and has bodies in his trunk. He get a ride with an old geezer who he kills. Meanwhile the film takes a turn to show lots of topless guys primping and flexing. Aldo Ray shows up for no reason as some sort of door-to-door seafood salesman. In what could be called the main plot, our heroine is visiting her Asian brother (no explanation) as they both stay at the local motel. Then the first body is discovered.

The rest of the film is made up of some silly plot twists where dumb cops suspect the wrong people, everyone seems to know about the murders, anyone who comes across evidence on the murders fails to make any connection, shirtless fights, accusations, bad acting and some really strange visual fades whenever our heroine sees the killer. Finally the killer is seen as a werewolf, is battled by some of the main characters and finally finished off in a rather unusual way. End of story.

We are given the impression that the killer has been following the newswoman but he originally was ahead of her. Our heroine shows absolutely no talent for investigation as she doesn't even mention the killer to her Sherif boyfriend even when he is right there. Although everyone seems to know there is a killer around, when people stumble across his lair and body parts they don't even think to tell anyone other than to share the cool stuff with their buddies.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ZombiEFAN on June 7, 2011
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I enjoyed this movie. The werewolf special fx could have been better and there was no need whatsoever for kung-fu scenes but compared to the Howling 2, 3 or 4 this was a refreshing diversionary tale of a serial killer who was anything but run-of-the mill.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl Manes on January 31, 2013
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Alex returns home for some rest and relaxation, only to find that her small town has fallen victim to a series of brutal slayings at the hands of a mysterious stranger... Randolph Cohlan's first and only film is as horribly made as it is unintentionally hilarious. What little plotting that exists sets the film up as a murder mystery, but there is little suspense when the killer is revealed in the opening scenes. The audience also knows from the start that the killer is a werewolf, yet we are dragged along as the police fumble through each murder scene only to come to the same conclusion an hour later. NIGHT SHADOW is poorly scripted, and reads like a endless string of awful one-liners spouted out by a young Kato Kaelin and Stuart Quan. The creature effects and gore are satisfactory for the budget, but no excuse can be found for the jokey performances or talentless production.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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The movie was not bad. I like to watch movies that are not exactly popular and have discovered that some of them are very good, despite the fact that they did not have 'name brand' actors and acctresses in them.
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