Two Werewolf horrors, two very different posters: one is mighty and brilliant, the other screams awful teenage almost Twilight-like naffness.
The first poster is for Spanish director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases, a film which recently played at the Film4 FrightFest, and my understanding is that it is very good indeed. The awesome poster certainly reflects the films brilliance.
Late Phases is directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil, Cold Sweat, Penumbra), and written by Eric Stolze (Under the Bed). The films cast includes Nick Damici, Ethan Embry (Can’t Hardly Wait), Erin Cummings (above, Spartacus), Lance Guest (Halloween II), Tom Noonan (Manhunter), Tina Louise (Stepford Wives), Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever), Caitlin O’Hearney (Wolfen) and Rutanya Alda (The Deer Hunter).
Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son, Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…
Next up is a rather disappointing poster for Wolves, directed by David Hayter and boasting a rather large cast of fairly big names. The poster does not have the same sinister impact of the above poster I am sure you’ll agree, yet Wolves does actually sound pretty decent.
Hayter makes his directorial debut with the film after writing scripts for films like Watchmen and X-Men: First Class, and he has put together an awesome cast of Jason Momoa, Stephen McHattie and Lucas Till. Hayter also wrote the horror thriller. Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban produced with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.
Cayden Richards (Till), 18, has it all: captain of the high school football team, straight-A student, gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal… a wild, savage wolf.
Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack (Momoa), and John Tollerman (McHattie), an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.
But when Cayden falls for Angelina (Patterson), the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer, as does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around and within him.