‘Out of the darkness comes a new kind of blood lust’
Werewolf Rising is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by BC Furtney (New Terminal Hotel; Do Not Disturb).
The movie stars Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies; Krampus: The Christmas Devil; Circus of the Dead), Brian Berry (Razorteeth; Monster Movie; HalloweeNight), Melissa Carnell (Boggy Creek; Humans versus Zombies), Matt Copko (Devil’s Prey; Harvest Moon), Irena Murphy, Danielle Lozeau (The Black Water Vampire; Tales of the Wicked Unseen) and Taylor Horneman.
Emma is a country girl who left for the big city only to return years later with big problems. And when she returns to her childhood home deep in the Arkansas mountains for some well-needed rest, relaxation, and soul searching, her problems have only just begun.
A bloodthirsty werewolf emerges from the woods to lay siege to the area, ravaging anything in its path and revealing a sinister underworld that most never knew existed. With a full moon hanging over the area, Emma is plunged into a fight not only for her life but for her very soul…
The odd atmospheric shot hints at what might have been, while the central concept, tying werewolves, family dysfunction and addiction together has the potential to go somewhere. Unfortunately, Furtney clearly needed another writer on board, because this film feels very much like a series of undeveloped ideas.
David Flint, MOVIES and MANIA
“Briskly paced, cerebrally unchallenging and unafraid of revelling in its merging of cheap effects with grisly splatter, Werewolf Rising turned out to be much more fun than I’d anticipated.” SGM
“So yeah, this film is a turd. If it’s not the boring-ass drama part with werewolves thrown in as an afterthought, it’s the crappy werewolf effects, the rip-off score, or the crappier acting.” Bloody Disgusting