Yet another werewolf movie no one needed or wanted, Skinwalkers is a low-budget horror-action movie clearly looking to capitalize on Underworld's success, but do so without clever special effects, interesting characters or much of anything else.
I did like the movie poster for the movie, but that's about it. Skinwalkers is a downright crappy movie that has so little going for it I couldn't even watch the entire movie in sequence. I can usually tolerate bad horror movies as they can still have some entertaining moments and are generally short, but Skinwalkers was just plain boring. It does have some action scenes, but all of them are completely uninspiring. Hell, the first action scene has a grandma shooting at a bunch of bad guys, and the highlight is a sequence where the werewolves attack a bunch of guys in a sleazy tavern. To make matters worse, the movie is about some obnoxious little kid who has been propheted to bring an end to the werewolf race (or something like that), a plot element that is so original I can't think of another film that has ever come up with anything close to that.
Director James Isaac really had no idea what to do with the story, as neither the action or horror is anything to be excited about. The werewolves barely get any screen time (in their wolf form, at least), which means that the movie is about a bunch of people shooting at each other. Isaac's other claim to fame, Jason X, was a terrible movie, but at least that one had some entertaining B-grade moments. Skinwalkers doesn't have a single memorable moment in its entire running length.
Skinwalkers is one movie you can easily ignore.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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