In a story very loosely based on the real-life legend of The Beast of Bray Road, a town in Wisconsin is plagued by a series of what seem to be wild animal attacks. When a professional cryptid-hunter arrives in town, however, some surprising evidence is uncovered and the local sheriff must begin to accept the fact that this creature is quite unlike anything he has ever imagined ...
The Beast of Bray Road seems to be an honest attempt to make exploitative horror movie. Unfortunately it fails more often than it succeeds. It ends up falling in-between the two camps of "so bad it's good" and actually being something worthwhile. The fact that it's not a bad movie actually works against it in this regard. A bad movie would probably have been more fun to watch.
One of the better things about this movie is undoubtably the cast. Whoever did the casting certainly did a very good job, and almost everyone involved has a strong screen presence even when wrestling with a bad script and awful creature effects. The only exception is the one actress who was willing to take her top off, who in her small role performs one of the most embarrassingly bad death scenes I've ever witnessed. And I've seen quite a few. As for the others, though, they are at least a lot better than what you usually see in these ultra low budget movies.
This is one for completists or fans of low-budget fare in general. I wouldn't recommend it to a more general audience.
I just bought a cheap copy of this on dvd despite all the warnings from
across the internet saying how terrible it is. Hey, what can I say? I'm a
sucker for a werewolf movie.
I wasn't expecting anything great or even half-decent of this. Having just
finished it, I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was a fun, well-paced,
gory little monster movie. Don't get me wrong, it's nothing special and is a
pure B movie of the highest (or lowest?) order, but it's no where near as bad as
some efforts I've seen.
The flick was obviously made for an almost zero budget, but the director did a reasonable job with some so so actors. I quite liked the design and fx for the
beast which were actually quite effective in some shots. There were some quite
good sequences with most of the beast attacks being reasonably well staged
boasting some nice, cheap gore effects. Also, on a purely base male level, the
gorgeous Sarah Lieving (one of production companies regular actors) certainly
kept my attention throughout.
The Asylum produced the film, the notorious micro budget exploitation company
who specialise in making ultra cheap and terrible rip offs of current
blockbusters. At least this film is 'original' and is based very, very
loosely on actual events of rumoured beast sightings in the US State of
In the low to no budget horror arena there are worse films than this around -
including pretty much anything else from The Asylum. So, if you are a fan of
low to no budget cheesy monster movies then you could do a lot worse.
This is yet another bad movie released by the Asylum studio. Why does it even bother making movies. Anyway, the movie is about actual events. For one thing, if a werewolf was actually killing people down at that town, it would be a worldwide media sensation. Besides, the werewolf looks like a sasquatch that got hit by a train.
The gore is laughable. Leigh Scott, who directed this flop of a werewolf film, has to be the most untalented man in the history of filmmaking. That goes for the cast as well. I didn't even bother to cheer for anyone in the film. First off, the humans are portrayed as a bunch of smoking,drunk,horny hillbilly hicks who dropped out of pre-school. The werewolf is horrible and looks very much like Mr. BB Wolf from "Big Bad Wolf". Mr. Wolf is a much better actor in that movies. Another thing that ticks me off, WHY IS THIS MOVIE EVEN HERE ON EARTH! IT WOULD MAKE TERRORISTS SURRENDER FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
If you listen to the audio commentary, even it is horrible. It seems that everyone is drunk or on drugs. I like werewolf movies, but this is one of the worst films I have ever seen.
Alright let's get one thing clear: If you are looking for any trace of the actual story of the REAL Bray Road incident, move along. It shares nothing in common with its namesake except the name! And the werewolf is that hot, it looks like a cross between a bear and an ugly rabbit. High gore factor insures that the squeamish run puking from the room and the whole time you kind of know who the werewolf is... But the ending was kind of sweet. I mean lighting the wolf on fire was a great idea and so was letting the main character get bit. But otherwise this sucked out loud.
Although this movie is supposedly based on facts it does very little to entertain AS A MOVIE. The story is ok but the plot isnt as good. As far as werewolf movies go its ok but not great. As far a HORROR movies go its better. It may not be too scary and the attacks seem to fast and too gory but a little too realistic to just put this movie down completely. If more effort had been put into the plot and into how the werewolf looked (AND in the acting) this movie would have done A HELL OF LOT BETTER.
While by no means as horrible as The Howling 2 or Teen Wolf Too this film is pretty bad. I won't bother sharing the plot with you because there really isn't one, but to give you some sense of this movie I'll describe the werewolf. It resembles what the offspring of Bigfoot and a rabbit might look like if it had a severe case of down syndrome and had been dropped on its head numerous times during its infancy.
Things start to get interesting on the werewolf front when our professional cryptid hunter turns up, even though the local police force show the usual stubborn refusal to believe that anything supernatural is going on.
Our werewolf in this movie is able to regenerate. The only wounds that it cannot regenerate are those received through silver bullets. A mixture of wolfsbane and nightshade administered with a syringe is also mildly poisonous to it. We also learn that as werewolves become more powerful they are no longer bound by the phases of the moon and can change at any time.
The werewolf effects are where this movie really fails. Most of the shortcomings could have been forgiven if it had featured a decent werewolf, which is possible these days even on a fairly low budget. Sadly, the werewolf looks poor and the sole transformation scene is deeply unimpressive.