What is it about American folklore that makes for such silly movies? They try so hard and then just fall short.
The Beast of Bray Road is a piece put out by Asylum Films. Based on an urban legend out of Wisconsin, the movie is a creature feature about a not-quite werewolf. The main character, a transplanted cop from Chicago, is hamstrung by a series of stereotypical locals, a police team who is more concerned with budgets and appearances than solving crimes, and a ‘werewolf specialist’ from out of town who has some weird mannerisms. Locals are being torn apart in their homes, and there doesn’t seem to be all that to do in Wisconsin other than drink and eat Manwhiches while waiting for the Beast.
For all of its weaknesses though (and there are many, this is definitely B horror)…I really liked this film. I mean, I really enjoyed this piece. It’s not quite silly enough to be slapstick or a horror-com, but it doesn’t take itself so seriously that the movie gets bogged down with stilted acting. It’s like it knows that it’s a bad movie and just doesn’t care.