First thing you should know The wolf of the snow cave is that you wish every character in the film to be killed within the first 30 minutes. The second thing to know is that there is a good werewolf movie buried here somewhere. The third thing to know is that “buried” does not mean “realized”.
Fortunately short at 85 minutes, The wolf of the snow cave plays Jim Cummings as Officer Marshall, the Disgusting Protagonist of 2020. Cummings spends the entire movie screaming his lines with ridiculous urgency, and while his performance is certainly a focused decision under the guidance of the director who happens to be called a guy Jim Cummings. His bad behavior really kills the potential for Snow cave be an effective crime / horror thriller.
The rest of the cast seems lost in the poor script where several characters are half introduced with no willingness to harm them. The late Robert Forster is in the film for some reason, but Cummings doesn’t seem to know how to use it. Riki Lindhome also seems to linger on the blurred line between leading actress and supporting character, but the blurring doesn’t do her a favor.
Snow cave poses as a horror comedy, but if the pompous drama and abrupt storytelling were to be translated into humor, I would lose it.
It’s better than horror thriller, but Cummins didn’t dwell on those elements long enough to bring this creature to life. While I enjoyed the finale of the film, the execution and dedication to the reveal is overwhelming.
The wolf of the snow cave maintains mild entertainment value, but no matter how you look at it, it’s just not very good.
Rating by Erik Samdahl, unless otherwise stated.