Theatrical Release: August 10, 2007


“Skinwalkers” is a horror action film about a 12-year-old boy who suddenly finds himself at the center of a battle between two warring groups of werewolves. One group of werewolves is sworn to protect him, the other group is trying to kill him — and the young boy’s mother has to find out why her son is at the center of the conflict before time runs out.

Dove Review

There are some interesting plot revelations involving family during the course of this film. And Matthew Knight, the kid who plays Tim, does a first rate job, as does Sarah Carter who plays Katherine, and Elias Koteas as Jonas. But I must confess there were times when the werewolves seemed so absurd it was difficult not to laugh. On the other hand, some of the scenes would no doubt be genuinely frightening to some viewers. The torture scenes were not fun to watch.

At any rate, although there is violence and language in the film, the two things which prevent us from awarding our Dove Seal to this movie for family viewing, the language wasn’t as frequent as I thought it would be. Still, that can’t be considered a great compliment. I suggest when you next attend the theater during a full moon, you watch something else, like “Underdog,” which was awarded our Dove Family-Approved Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; brief upper shot of a werewolf apparently making love with a woman though not graphic.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-2; S-1; H-3; D-2; Sc*ew this-1; Pri*k-1.
Violence: Some bloody corpses hung upside down; a woman is forced to watch her husband stabbed and there is some blood along with his groans; several people killed; scenes of bloody necks; duct tape over people's mouths; a shoot-em-up scene in town between several people; shootings and people killed or wounded; werewolves attack each other and other people; girl is hung up and tortured; a nurse is killed; a character is forced to shoot his own child before she kills another character; a werewolf bites a boy's neck.
Drugs: Brief bar scene.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: A woman is almost raped before it is stopped; a pentagram is briefly seen during the credits of the film; Native American mysticism.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: James DeMonaco and Todd Harthan and James Roday
Director: James Isaac
Producer: Dennis Berardi
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter