Mad at the Moon (1992)

Genres - Horror, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Hybrid Western  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

Director Martin Donovan (real name Carlos Enrique Varela y Peralta-Ramos) directed this beautifully photographed western/horror amalgam. The story takes places in the American West in 1892. Jenny Hill (Mary Stuart Masterson) longs for the love of the local rough-and-tumble outlaw James Miller (Stephen Blake), who is also in love with her. But Jenny's mother (Fionnula Flanagan) doesn't approve, and instead marries Jenny off to James's half-brother Miller Brown (Hart Bochner), a polite and inarticulate farmer. Miller is in love with Jenny, but she can't stand his touch. Jenny begins to lapse into boredom until the full moon rises and she discovers Miller is a werewolf who spends his nights growling and baying at the moon, while Jenny remains locked inside their cabin.




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