Carnivore: Werewolf of London – UK, 2017 – overview and reviews

 
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Carnivore: Werewolf of London is a 2017 British supernatural horror feature film written, co-produced, edited and directed by Simon Wells (Dragon Kingdom; Knights of the Damned). The Grass Temple Films-Hollywood Vision production stars Ben Loyd-Holmes (Wreck; Dragon Kingdom; Extinction: Jurassic Predators), Atlanta Johnson, Gregory Cox, Molly Ruskin, Ethan Ruskin, Matthew Bancroft, Adam Ray Young, Yana Penrose and Dani Thompson.

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Plot:

Dave and Abi’s relationship is ending, in an effort to save it Dave takes Abi to a remote cottage in a bid to reignite their passion. Initially, all goes well and they make love passionately. However, after a few false scares, the pair turn on each other.

At the same time, a fearsome beast is weighing up its prey, lurking in the shadows of the forest gaining confidence to attack. Does the grumpy owner of the cottage have anything to do with it and will anyone survive?

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The werewolf is, pardon the phrase, seriously overexposed and less would most definitely have been more in terms of the creature effects. I’m going to guess that with the odd one liner and hokey situations the director doesn’t want us to take this too seriously. But any attempt at a horror comedy falls flat…” Dark Eyes of London

“There are relatively unusual moments for the werewolf sub-genre […] and a pleasing old-school man-in-a-wolf-suit-and-mask werewolf to accompany the fun, splashy gore. Writer-director Wells generates tension from the atmospheric backdrop and ominous sound design, making the most of the restricted setting and overcoming some silly fake-jump scares and godawful soundtrack choices.” Horrorscreams Videovault

“While there is a puppet head, what we have here is a man in what looks like a shop-bought gorilla bodysuit, topped with a bad Halloween wolf mask, with lifeless, glowing eyes. It’s “zipper up the back” bad. Barney is a more believable dinosaur than this is a werewolf. It verges on being funny.” Nerdly

“While I liked the small cast and tiny location I felt this sometimes took itself a little too seriously, the small elements of humour came across quite well. The middle might drag a bit but I did like where this ended up going, some surprising turns. It is filmed competently with a crisp clean picture, but never comes to feel anything that is either scary or really thrilling.” The Rotting Zombie

Release:

Carnivore: Werewolf of London was released in the UK on DVD by High Fliers on 30th July 2018. Buy DVD from Amazon.co.uk

In the US, the movie was released on DVD by High Octane Pictures on January 16, 2018. Buy DVD from Amazon.com

The film is also available on Amazon Prime

Cast and characters:

  • Ben Loyd-Holmes … Dave
  • Atlanta Johnson … Abi
  • Gregory Cox … Sam
  • Molly Ruskin … Emma
  • Ethan Ruskin … Walter
  • Matthew Bancroft … Full Moon Walter / Bruce
  • Adam Logan … Clark
  • Yana Penrose … Jenny
  • Dani Thompson … Katie – Pandamonium; Pumpkins; Cute Little Buggers; et al
  • Shaquille Taylor … Billy
  • Adrian Blake … Mr Infinity
  • James Ayling … Kinder

Technical details:

86 minutes

Working title:

Carnivore

Some image credits: The Rotting Zombie

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