Friday, November 15, 2013

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

Number Rolled: 70
Movie Name/Year: Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)
Genre: Horror
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Louis Morneau
Writer: Michael Tabb, Catherin Cyran, Louis Morneau
Actors: Steven Bauer, Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Ed Quinn, Guy Wilson, Ana Ularu, Rachel DiPillo, Adam Croasdell, Emil Hostina, Florin Piersic Jr., Zoltan Butuc, Dan Badarau, Ioan Ionescu, Stefan Iancu, Florin Stancu, Radu Iacoban

When word gets around about a werewolf terrorizing a 19th century village, a group of well trained, experienced hunters set out to help. Upon arrival they learn that there’s a lot more to this werewolf sighting than the others, something’s different. With the help of a medical student, they begin to learn more about the legendary creature they must face.

I loved this. It had a semi-B-movie feel to it (with the graphics and settings), but there were some aspects that seemed above the means of low-budget. The acting was one of those aspects, and I was thrilled to see a good, creepy, gory, well-acted, werewolf movie.

I’m a big fan of the RPG company, “White-Wolf.” Once upon a time, my friends and I would gather weekly to portray vampires (the non-sparkly kind), werewolves and mages in games that were violent and overly creative. So, when I come across movies that feature my favorite preternatural creatures, I’m always excited to see them. Unfortunately, most of those movies have featured more comedy or romance than horror. “Werewolf: The Beast Among Us,” focuses solely on the horror and mystery associated with the aspects that I used to love about role-playing out those creatures, with only underlying tones of romance.

There were minor issues I had with some of the characters, but there was absolutely no problem with the plot or the script. I could definitely watch this movie again.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.5/5
Overall Opinion – 4/5

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