First, I'll admit it was late and I had a headache when I was watching it so I could've been paying more attention.
It comes close to being too serious for it's own good, like some of the other smaller werewolf films have lately, but overall is of much better quality than, say, WAR WOLVES or NEOWOLF/BAND FROM HELL/whatever.
The werewolf was of the "wolf man" variety but was a decent enough costume. The transformations were CGI morphs but done very quickly so they worked okay. They seemed to do a good job of making the most of the money they had and not overstretch themselves. They could've done more but what they did, they did well.
Decent cast full of familiar faces/names. And I didn't know Sid Haig sang. (he has a song played over the end credits)
Worth a rental at least, I'd say. Of course, I say that about nearly all werewolf films so what do I know?
Liked this movie but, for some strange reasons. I really liked the musical score for the movie. At first, I saw this movie on the syfy channel one afternoon and it was half way through the movie. I didn't care for the make up for the werewolfs but, the music really shook me. At one point, I could have swore I was listening to a young Paul McCartney. I went out and bought the movie. The best scenes in the movie are the interactions of the locals. But by and large, nothing really worth remembering. However, Geoff Gibbons music makes this movie shine. Great songwriting is an infectious thing for me especially when it sets the mood of the scenes in the movie. Too bad the acting was not that great. Being a musician, I hope to hear more music by Geoff Gibbons. Surprisingly, this movie was titled"WOLFMOON". How it got renamed "DARK MOON RISING", is a mystery to me.