Friday, October 2, 2015

The Asylum Movie Review: Night Of The Wild-On ScyFy October 3, 2015(Early Review)

This debuts tomorrow night(Oct 3) on ScyFy Channel in the U.S.

Always one to give a movie it's fair try and was actually excited to see the Eric Red had directed this film, in the 80's and early 90's he wrote a few films with Kathryn Bigelow --Near Dark my personal favorite vampire film and Blue Steel as well as many others he would pen the scripts for both Hitcher films 1986 & 2007 as well the sequel to the original film in 2003.
With exception to his two short films , I have now seen all the man's work as a writer and director.
Photo credit: The Asylum.

Story Synopsis:

In "NIGHT OF THE WILD", a large meteor crashes into a quiet town, and pet dogs become mysteriously aggressive. attacking and killing the residents. Teenager Roslyn (Tristan Mays-above) and her old but faithful dog Shep are out camping when the attacks hit. Now separated by the chaos in town and blocked roads, Roslyn and the other members of her family must find each other by fighting back against the blood-thirsty hounds before the dogs take over the whole town and escape becomes impossible.

Photo credit: The Asylum.
Rob Morrow(TVs Northern Exposure) plays Chuck who surprisingly is not the lead in this film , but Tristan Mays does a decent job of holding her own in this film though.
The film itself does have a good steady pace and most of the scenes of the dogs attacking work, but then some really don't. But have heard many directors state never work with children or animals as they are a lot of work. I can only imagine how much work it was with all the dogs on the set. 

    Photo credit: The Asylum.
A good portion of the attacks are also done off camera , but also  noticed almost every attack was shot differently as to keep the viewers attention I guess as parts of this film do drag.

Photo credit: The Asylum.

The leads are good in their roles , the endless chase scenes almost made me tired and the gnawing and crunching of bones was almost painful to the ears at the latter part of the film.
The first attacks in the film work very well, some are poorly done but overall I enjoyed this film.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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