Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human blood. The red moon signals each pack, divided by principles, hell bent to survive an ancient prophecy.
Runtime: 110 minutes
Release Date 2006-03-20
Tagline: For them to live, we must die.
Skinwalkers is simply superb. The late Stan Winston (creature-makeup wizard) was acquired for this film. That's right folks, these aren't CGI werewolves, they're the real thing. Well, you know what I mean. Elias Koteas (you might remember him from The Prophecy) stars as Jonas Talbot, uncle of the prophesized 12-year-old who's destiny is to become a werewolf-cure on the eve of his 13th birthday. There are many shoot-outs for a werewolf film, to the point where the director said that it was "shot as a western". In _the shooting at Huguenot_, the tranquility preceding the chaos is as described in The Professional (in other words, there's a "peaceful little moment before the storm"). There are many unique elements to this film, such as a falcon that seeks out the kid's presence for the _villainous_ skinwalkers (the ones who prefer death over a cure). Throughout the film, it's unclear how the kid is supposed to be a werewolf-fix, but imo, the twist at the end is quite clever and grounded in reality. So if you like originality, suspense, and Natassia Malthe in a biker top, you might want to check this one out, per se. 7.5/10