Nature of the Beast

2007 NR 1h 30m DVD

Nature of the Beast

2007 NR 1h 30m DVD
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Deliriously happy soon-to-be newlyweds Rich and Julia (Eddie Kaye Thomas and Autumn Reeser) are like any other engaged couple, eagerly awaiting the big day. That could all change, however, if Julia discovers Rich's hair-raising secret: When the moon is full, he morphs into a werewolf. Eric Mabius ("Ugly Betty") co-stars in this wacky blend of comedy, romance and horror.
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Autumn Reeser, Eric Mabius, Mary Ashton, Paula Boudreau, Chad Connell, Brandon Craggs, Ely Henry, Gabriel Hogan, Marvin Ishmael
Rodman Flender
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this suspenseful made-for-TV movie includes occasionally bloody violence and multiple scenes of gun use. Frightening werewolves hunt and attack humans, biting them to pass along the curse or, in one case, devouring them altogether (the act isn't shown, but a character is said to have died this way). When humans shoot a werewolf to protect themselves, his wounds heal instantly without affecting him at all. There's drinking, references to drug use (two teens seek out herbs that will get them high), kissing scenes and allusions to sexual activity (including mention of orgasm and being "in the mood"), and some iffy language (mostly "hell," "ass," and "damn").

Sexual Content

Several kissing scenes and references to sex (a couple talks about "being in the mood," a woman mentions orgasms, college guys talk about "getting laid," sex lives are discussed, etc.). In one scene, sex between an engaged couple is implied (they kiss, then it cuts to them in bed together). The size of werewolf genitals is discussed. An unmarried couple lives together.


Many scenes include gun use, and characters aim weapons at both humans and werewolves. A werewolf's bullet wounds heal instantly after he's shot. Snarling, slobbering werewolves hunt and attack humans, and a few scenes briefly show violent, bloody bites (throat, thigh). A mutilated raccoon is shown, and there's discussion of a man disfiguring corpses. A minor character is said to have died from an attack. Human-to-werewolf transformations include a lot of screaming and moaning. A woman stabs a werewolf, who bursts into flames and evaporates.


Fairly infrequent use of expletives like "ass," "bitch," "hell," and "damn."

Social Behavior

You can make a case for there being a take-away about love conquering all, but the movie isn't really about conveying any particularly strong positive messages to viewers.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Two teens raid a man's personal belongings for potential drugs and take Wolfsbane, excitedly saying it's "bound to make you high." In a later scene, their drug use is implied as they talk about smoking away their problems and hallucinating. One scene also shows a group of friends drinking excessive amounts of beer.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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