Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

Director: Louis Morneau

Starring: Steven Bauer, Nia Peeple, Stephen Rea, Ed Quinn, Ana Ularu, Rachel DiPillo, Adam Croasdell, Guy Wilson

More info: IMDb

Plot: Set in a 19th century village, a young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of hunters on the trail of a wolf-like creature.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

It's OK I guess.  There's nothing special about this at all.  It's a straight to DVD werewolf movie and, with the exception of having Stephen Rea, it smacks of it.  That's the biggest offender since it's Universal Studios follow up to their excellent THE WOLFMAN (2010) (only watch the superior director's cut) and for who the studio is and what it comes after, it not only should have been better all around but it should have looked and felt like the studio cared enough for anything more than a cash grab.  I'll forgive a film whose budget restraints prevent better special effects, and the effects here are sometimes pretty good (sometimes, mind you), but the film should have been better handled by the studio with a larger budget or with better folks making it.  If you expect anything like THE WOLFMAN (2010) you will be disappointed. 

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