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Check Out Videos of UK’s Werewolf Comedy ‘Love Bite’

lov_-_poster_low_resIt’s been a long while since we brought up the British werewolf comedy Love Bite. A long time. But now I’ve got a handful of videos for you – a clip, an interview, a trailer and a look at the film’s FX. As to why all of these videos are coming our way – I have no idea. I know, I am supposed to know everything. But the film is already on DVD in the UK. It’s not available in the US yet, so maybe all of these new clips mean that it’s coming stateside. Maybe. Anyway, check out the goods on this comedy.

Directed by Andy de Emmon, the flick stars Jessica Szohr alongside both Ed Speleers and Luke Pasqualino.

Synopsis

“High school is over, and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie’s friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for a shag by night, Jamie is bored out of his mind, running his pothead mother’s B&B. He’s desperate to get out of there. But when he meets beautiful, smart, and sexy American traveler Juliana at a party, he’s smitten – the world is not so small after all.afmlb1

But soon after Juliana’s arrival, strange things start happening. One of the local teens goes missing at a party. Then another. Jamie is warned by an enigmatic stranger that a werewolf is in town – and preying solely on virgin flesh! The only way to be safe seems to be to pop your cherry. (But that can’t be true… can it?)

As the locals are picked off one by one, the boys fear that a werewolf is indeed after them. And for all their talk, it turns out none of them has ever had sex before…

Pretty soon, everyone is dying to get laid.”

Check out the videos…

The latest trailer

Interview with Ed Speleers and Luke Pasqualino

Special effects breakdown

Preview clip

What do you think? Do you like the werewolf look? How about the overall story?

– Moonlight

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Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.

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4 replies on “Check Out Videos of UK’s Werewolf Comedy ‘Love Bite’”

Wow, those SFX look pretty nice! The tail is still kinda rat-ish, but hey…its a lot better than previous werewolves.

Just checked out the reviews on IMDB…some people like it, and some people hate it. The story, personally, I find to be ehhh….so-so. It could be better – but it is supposed to be a horror-comedy.

The film was an almost complete commercial and critical flop in the UK. I gave it a skimmed viewing and found it pretty bad–little more a dumb teen sex comedy with some hasty werewolf stuff thrown in at the end. The werewolf isn’t awful, but is quite obviously a CGI creature, and there aren’t even any transformation scenes. Best skipped.

I had mixed feelings about the film. The story was a nice idea but could have been handled better. The werewolf look was ok and as for those nagging about it looking CGI and having no transformation scene:
You need a budget that is big enough to have a CGI werewolf not look CGI, especially when it has that much fur. And most werewolves are obviously CGI looking in films. The technology simply isn’t there yet to have every CGI werewolf look totally realistic no matter the budget.
As for the transformation I can only say this:
I don’t care. I know a lot of people want mega transformation scenes, but I don’t. I am pretty sick of them. In a movie where the werewolf is supposed to be dangerous I want a dangerous one, not one that is defined by its transformation. Also showing the transformation is a way of killing the horror, since the familiar is not as terrifying as the unfamiliar, and in a horror film you need stuff that terrifies you. In a horror film I want a werewolf that is dangerous first, the transformation is at best on place 5. That is why I didn’t like the last Underworld movie, they focused too much on the transformations and the werewolves were whimps, seriously they ran into every trap they could find. And I don’t want that.

I hate to break it to you, but ALL werewolves are defined by transformation. The whole gimmick is that of a human turning into a wolf! Not featuring that transition is like having a vampire movie where nobody sucks any blood. And showing the transformation is a way of INCREASING the horror, because it shows the transition from man to beast taking place before our very eyes–hence the still-justified acclaim of An American Werewolf in London. I don’t know where you’ve gotten the idea that a werewolf either has to be dangerous or defined by its transformation, but that’s an utterly false choice. And bringing the topic back to the movie at hand, Love Bite would have worked far better in the dramatic confrontation scene if we could have actually seen the character turn into a monster, thus bringing home the horror of a likable character helplessly being turned into a murderous beast.

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