Wolf Girl (Blood Moon)
Film released on Region 1 DVD by Spartan Home Entertainment (SPE40936), formerly a television movie
Music clip one, 0'58" (457Kb)
[music from the opening, used for the DVD menu, sans dialogue or pauses]
Music clip two, 1'25" (668Kb)
["Freaks and geeks and monsters" - song by Roby and Fitzgerald]
Music clip three, 1'04" (501Kb)
["Freak show" music by Douglas Romayne Stevens; place in film unverified]
Despite what the goulishly descriptive DVD liner claims, this is a slow-burning, sad moral tale very much in the vein of classic horror, where a girl (played by Victoria Sanchez) living with a traveling freak show chances using an unproved formula in order to rid her of her full-body fur coat (hypertrichosis) and be like other girls. But in the process of shedding her hair, ironically the potion gradually endows her with the mindless bloodlust of the werewolf she had previously to mimic for the sideshow. Tim Curry and Darlene Cates add a genuine humanity to their roles as freakshow folk, countering the hidden freakery of the nasty local children who hound them. Chris Beck's score (which includes some uncredited additional music from Douglas Romayne Stevens) is beguiling and sets the sombre-yet-feminine mood perfectly with its edgy wordless vocal line sending a shiver up your spine. Overall, though, Beck's talent is limited in this mood-setter role, consisting mostly of subtle underscore and scene-bridging. This is countered by some delightful songs for the freakshow itself, composed by John Roby, sometimes in collaboration with director Thom Fitzgerald (see the credits below). Not only this, but the cast, including Tim Curry and Grace Jones, do their own vocalsindeed it is the show itself that Fitzgerald most lovingly creates, and often the impression is that the performances here are centre-stage rather than the "primal urges" of Beck's Wolf Girl music.
Webmaster's additional note:
Tim Curry/Wolf Girl fans might find this link to a fan site page relevant.
Full music credits