A fun ride while it lasts. Sure there are parts that are a bit silly, but there are a few effective scenes along the way to make up for the movie's short comings. The acting is OK and the effects are cool. I can't help but to feel that the bit with Eddie The Mangler was a bit wasted in favour of The Colony thing. It would have been interesting to see a serial killer/werewolf instead.
A local news reporter tries to help police capture a serial killer, and accidentally stumbles upon a wellness retreat full of werewolves in Joe Dante's genre classic. The special effects are pretty strong for the time, especially considering the film's low budget, but its characters aren't particularly interesting. Dante directed much stronger films (GREMLINS, PIRANHA), but this one spawned numerous sequels.
Probably Dante's darkest film, and an interesting take on lycanthrophy as sexual aggression and predation. These werewolves aren't just feral beasts, they're lusty, even sadistic, emphasizing the hell the protagonist lives through as a struggling survivor of a sexual crime. A far cry from the lighthearted mischief of Gremlins indeed.