“For permanent retirement”

Films: Late Phases (2014)

Alias: James Griffin, Gloria B., Ann, Victoria, Bennet

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: We have already seen what happens when the occult gets into a retirement home. Back then, it was something of a laughing matter starring an alive Elvis Presley and a mummy. But here, there is no funny, only murder. And the torment of a war vet.

History: Former Vietnam War Veteran Ambrose McKinley has been recently sent to a retirement home near the woods. But then one night, a creature smashes in and kills both his neighbor and his dog. Being blind and rather stubborn, Ambrose isn't believed by anyone when he starts to claim that a werewolf did it. Soon, he begins to take meticulous steps to preparing for the next night when the werewolves arrive, observing potential suspects and getting the right ammunition. The others are disturbed, but one guy, James Griffin, is in fact the werewolf, and he plans on making more of them...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: All of the new werewolves are killed by Ambrose's weapons and traps, but James manages to mortally wound him. Thankfully, the beast is impaled through his eyes by broken stakes, and dies alongside the man. Ambrose's son is implied to take up the mantle of werewolf slayer.

Powers/Abilities: Transform every night, usually during a clear one.

Weakness: Silver bullets, stakes, other conventional weaponry.

Scariness Factor: 4-In keeping with the tradition set by previous werewolf movies, these ones are total savages. They have the agility of wolves and the strength of humans, and are also quite hideous. Their transformations sequences, while bloodless, still involve ripping their human skin off to reveal the beast within. It's as unsettling as it sounds.

Trivia: -The transformation sequence was the hardest part in the making of this film, but it was helped by the work of Robert Kurtzman, one of the most versatile creature effects artists. His work includes sequels to "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Predator", among many others.

-Ambrose's actor, Nick Damici, admitted that it was hard portraying a blind man. To him, even one with a blindfold can see more than a blind person. Thus, he always asked for second opinions during his performance.


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It's gonna be a cantakerous one.
First eldritch magic, then vampires, and now this. This world's cursed.
A Dog Soldier, you are not.


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