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Film / Never Cry Werewolf

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Never Cry Werewolf is a Syfy Channel Original Movie from 2008 starring Nina Dobrev and Kevin Sorbo.

In the film, Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren Hansett can't get over the bad vibes her new neighbor gives her. She starts to spy on his nocturnal activities and comes to believe that a recent killing might the work of a werewolf who happens to be her new neighbor. Her internet surfing provides a lot of collaborative detail but everyone but her friend Steven dismiss her story as teen-aged fantasy. Fearing for her life, she convinces Steven to take her to a gun shop to buy silver bullets in a gun shop, where their neighbor's supernatural dog attacks. When she dispatches the beast, her actions get the attention of Redd Tucker, a washed-up TV hunting show host to believe her as well. When Steven is attacked by the werewolf and Loren's brother goes missing, she and Redd team up to kill the lycanthrope before he can finish them both off.


The film contains the following tropes:

  • Asshole Victim: No one seems that sorry for the pedophile Jarde killed to complete his transformation ritual.
  • Badass Bystander: Tucker and a lot of the gun store customers, for shooting at the hell hound.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Loren.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kyle respects Jared and doesn't want to think he's a werewolf.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Steven initially just seems to be Kyle's friend, but ends up as the Sidekick, for the second half of the movie.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Steven shows a bit of this behavior towards Loren.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: One of Jared's victims is a prostitute that he brings home. Her demise reveals his true nature to Loren.
    • Averted with a second one who he was planning to kill, but who gets scared and runs off after seeing a warning Loren painted on the wall.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Redd Tucker is considered a poser and washed up by all of the main characters, which he himself doesn't deny. While he is certainly out of his depth dealing with werewolves, he receives absolutely no credit for shooting the hellhound chasing Steven, which a) displayed impressive reflexes and marksmanship, b) would've killed the beast if it hadn't been supernatural, and c) actively saved Steven's life by slowing the beast down enough for them to kill it by supernatural means.
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  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Jared seems to care about his dog, and he also mistakes Loren for his long lost love.
  • Genre Savvy: Loren's friend Angie suggests just calling the police on Jared if it looks like he might be a killer (although given how that turned out it may have been more a case of Wrong Genre Savvy) and knows enough to take off her high-heels to run faster while being chased by a transformed Jared.
  • Great White Hunter: Tucker pretends to be one for his show.
  • Hell Hound: Jared's spooky dog turns out to be a demon of sorts.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Kyle displays some of this, although he hangs out with Stephen, who isn't one.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Tucker has a little of this, despite Dude, Where's My Respect? also applying to him.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In this film, demons are Hell Hounds who can take on the forms of regular dogs. They are also weak to silver just like werewolves.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Werewolves in this version keep control over their wolf form (though in this case, he was evil even as a human). They can infect people just by slashing them a bit with their claws rather than bite them, and claim those people's souls, giving them the ability to talk to them telepathically. Their curse can be broken if the werewolf is killed prior to midnight.
  • Pet the Dog: Jared offers Kyle a ride to school on the back of his motorcycle, which impresses the kids there.
  • Product Placement: In universe: Angie's mom gave her a car after she got her drivers license, but it's a car advertising her moms real estate business on the side, and she wouldn't let Angie paint over it.
  • Recycled In Space: Fright Night (1985) with werewolves!
  • Transformation Trinket: Jared is able to transform at will thanks to a charm made from a skin of a dead man.
  • Yandere: Jared. The whole reason he's stalking Loren is because she looks like his dead wife.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Loren shows a lot of this behavior towards her brother, Angie, Stephen and the cops.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: When Steven kills Jared's dog, Jared infects him, with the stated purpose of making him his new pet.


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