Wolf Town (2011)

Alicia Ziegler, Levi Fiehler, Max Adler, Josh Kelly,
Wolf Town is a movie starring Alicia Ziegler, Levi Fiehler, and Max Adler. Kyle, a shy college student finds himself and three of his friends trapped in an old western ghost town by a pack of ferocious wolves and has to overcome his...
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1 / 10

Never cry Wolf Town

Okay, recession hit everyone hard. So I'm not gonna blame the makers of "Wolf Town" for charging me 8 ? for a movie that was produced for half that money. I can get past the fact that the entire "Wolf Town" was populated by a meager three wolves who kill by gnawing at life-sized dolls. Neither shall I complain that the special effects look like they were shoplifted from the local funstore (check out the red blubber that was plopped on Rob to pass for intestines). I'm not even gonna rant about the fact that they couldn't even be bothered to remove the wreckage of modern tractors from the scenery of a "ghost town from the 1800's". All those things require money, and it's blatantly clear that this cheap flick was made on a shoe-string budget.

But there can be no excuse whatsoever for the extremely bland and dumb story. Creativity and imagination are free. A decent filmmaker can make a great movie on a nickel and dime. "Blair Witch Project", anyone? But no-one involved in the production "Wolf Town" shows a glimpse of such talent. Therefore this is doomed to be a poor man's movie with a poor man's script. There are plot holes the size of Europe. So we're supposed to believe the wolves managed to sabotage a car, steal their cellphones and catch up with the idea of dynamite? The director stops quite short of crediting them with setting up the town's website to lure edible tourists. Even more irritating is the utter standstill that the story creeps in after fifteen minutes. The main characters run from one deserted house to the other, where they start to bicker at each other. After a while the wolves are fed up with their nagging and jump through a window. That's the sign for our jolly bunch to run casually to another house. That process is actually repeated six to seven times, I kid you not. To top it off the end leaves us with a wacky eco-message when the wimpy kid starts to understand the "motive" of the wolves, who just want the strangers to leave their cozy town. Wolf-children of the Corn, ay?

A final warning: those like me who love a good killer animal-flick and let themselves be fooled by the cover will find themselves howling at the moon in utter frustration.

3 / 10

Lame and Amateurish Low Budget Movie

The timid and insecure Kyle (Levi Fiehler) has a crush on Jess (Alicia Ziegler) and he invites her to go to the Paradise ghost town as a pretext to be close to her. He brings his best friend Ben (Max Adler) with him, but Jess comes with her boyfriend Rob (Josh Kelly).

Kyle drives his convertible to the town and sooner Ben is deadly wounded by a ferocious pack of wolves. The trio of survivors is surrounded and trapped by the smart wolves and they have to be brave enough to face the animals.

"Wolf Town" is a lame and amateurish low budget movie with a terrible screenplay. The wolves are capable to trash the wires of a car to trap the driver and passengers in town; Rob succeeds to go to the barn during the night to get only one dynamite when there is a box of dynamites; Rob, Kyle and Jess escape from the wolves and do not bring a piece of wood or any weapon for self defense. However, the acting is decent, but the cast could not do any better with such poor script. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Terra dos Lobos" ("Wolves Land")

2 / 10

Low-Budget and cliché

I can handle the whole cliché thing, and I can usually even enjoy a lower budget movie from time to time, but this movie gives a whole new meaning to the word "low-budget".

The wolf attack scenes are almost laughable. The camera simply changes angles and cuts to different areas that it is impossible to even see what is happening.

The acting isn't terrible, although what the writers have the actors doing is quite ridiculous. They just wander about the town, going off by themselves from time to time, often for no reason at all. It just seems as though someone was too lazy to come up with even a half-decent plot line.

I really feel this movie was not even worth the $1.20 that I paid to rent it from a RedBox.

7 / 10

Wolf Town: Surprisingly good effort

Wolf Town is another one of those films that I spotted on Youtube and decided (Against my better judgement) to give a chance due to the impressive cover art.

I had no idea what to expect and just assumed it would be another low budget horror mess so was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

For a start the film looks great, the budget limitations are blatant but they get around that using solid camera work which disguises it brilliantly.

The story is about a small town in the ol'wild west that discovers gold but mere months later they are all gone and it's become a ghost town. Cut forward to modern day and four 20 somethings visit and discover the horrifying secret behind the towns fate.

This story was solid and the execution was highly original. The characters are hit and miss and are the biggest weakness by far, our "Hero" is a whiney little unlikeable idiot that it's very hard to get behind.

If you can get past that we have a competently made, genuinely interesting horror/thriller that is well worth anyone's time.

The Good:

Looks great

Fantastic story

Budget limitations are very well hidden

The Bad:

Some weak characters

Rushed ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Wolves are just dogs

Wolves know how to disable cars

I really want to visit a ghost town suddenly

Sounds influence peoples dreams, my other half had a nightmare about wolves attacking the house due to sleeping while I had the film on!

2 / 10

This is one trip to Paridise to avoid

Kyle and Ben are off to Paridise, a ghost town, under the pretense of looking for good, but really Kyle just wants to get in Jess's pants who ends up bringing her boyfriend. Uh-oh. To make matters worse they're hounded by killer wolves, one of which bites Ben. Now they must find a way to survive. Will they? a better question would be will anyone care??

Almost every Tuesday Instant Netflix has at least one film streaming on same day as released on DVD, this week it's three films (this one, The Myth of the American Teenager, and Beneath the Darkness) This film is definitely the worst of the bunch. amateurish, boring, awfully (over)acted (by the people, the wolves under act), and quite a task to sit through.

My Grade: F