review by Bobby Blakey
I love all things werewolves. Add some humor to the mix and there could be potential for something that delivers or disaster. The latest Werewolves Within looks to tap into this genre and stars Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtin, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillen, Rebecca Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, and Glenn Fleshler from director Josh Ruben. Could this film bring something fresh to the genre or will it fail to make the transformation?
Werewolves Within follows a proposed pipeline that creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield where a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn and newly arrived forest ranger Finn and postal worker Cecily must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
I had heard good things on this one the added bonus of it being werewolf themed in any way made it a must see. I dived in ready to be entertained and was not disappointed. This film is filled with great quirky characters, witty banter, murder mystery and everything in between. It’s not so much a hilarious comedy as dark and humorous in the best possible way. The set-up is simple, but it’s the cast of characters that makes it stand out with some brilliant dialogue between them all it the first half that wastes no time getting to the fun.
It takes a little longer to get to the horror and blood but it is worth the wait. It is never scary or overly gory, but keeps it moving at a fast fun pace with plenty of twists and turns in the whodunit format. It’s not really overly hard to figure out the truth to it all, but even that didn’t hinder the greatness of this fun creature feature where everything may or may not be what it appears.
I love this movie and hope that it continues finding the audience it deserves. Check out Werewolves Within available now on Blu-ray and DVD from RLJE Films.