Behind the Scenes: Bad Moon Rising

By Eric Johnson and Russ Cochrane Jul 07, 2011

It's time to go behind the scenes of Rookie Blue season two with exclusive commentary from the cast and creators of the show. This week, star Eric Johnson (Luke Callaghan) and writer Russ Cochrane discuss how the horror genre influenced this episode.


Russ Cochrane: Writer
So here's something to watch for—in "Bad Moon Rising," I wanted thematically to explore the idea of whether or not someone can deny their true nature, and for me that's a werewolf story. And that kind of became the basis for the case you'll see later in the episode. So throughout the episode there is light horror movie motif going on. As I was working through the story, I tried to put in little homages to horror movies, and this is the first one: a beautiful girl in her underwear going through a dark house.

Eric Johnson: Detective Luke Callaghan
Most of them don't have guns though.

Russ Cochrane: Writer
But it's fun to put a light spin on the genre.