**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
“Yeah this town is batshit…”
Werewolves Within originally released on June 25th 2021. The film is currently available to rent on demand. It stars Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, Harvey Guillen, Cheyenne Jackson, Catherine Curtin and Michaela Watkins. It is approximately 90 minutes long.
When a new ranger arrives in a small town, he quickly finds himself thrown into a murder mystery when several residents are trapped together in the local inn after a snowstorm. Everyone is a suspect as they start to realize that they may actually be dealing with a ruthless werewolf.
Here is the trailer:
Werewolves Within has the potential to provide us with horror comedy gold, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…
The who-dun-it style works.
It seems like a lot of recent films are following the murder mystery approach, but it works in this film. This film gave off vibes of Clue and Knives Out with its own voice as well. The characters are a lot of fun as well and Sam Richardson has great chemistry with Milana Vayntrub which made this an entertaining watch.
Fun horror comedy.
I love horror comedies and I don’t think they are talked about enough, but this film could easily fit right in with Tucker and Dale vs Evil. While I wouldn’t say that all the humor landed, a lot of it just worked effortlessly.
The majority of the film focuses on the set-up of everything. We spend so much time getting to know the players and watching them interact, but it almost took away from the best part of the movie when everything hits the fan. The ending was great but it took a little too long to get there.
I could have done without the political/social commentary.
While some moments were genuinely hilarious and a lot of fun, others felt really forced. The references were overdone at one point. Sometimes less is more and I think that Werewolves Within was decent, but it could have been better if it had just embraced the simple plot without overthinking things.
So am I in or out?
I love horror comedies and I think that this film was entertaining overall and worth a watch. Sam Richardson is truly fantastic and there are some laugh out loud moments. The second half of the film is a lot stronger than the first and there are some rough edges, but there is enough going on in this film to enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Werewolves Within in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
DON’T TAKE THE JOB…
It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.
My supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!
Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s The Walking Dead season 9 episode 3, I almost felt like I was playing a game of “Clue,” as Rick and the others try to figure out who is responsible for Justin’s death. Was it Daryl with an arrow in the woods? Seems too obvious, especially since we know that Daryl is not one for hiding his true intentions. I’m not sure there is a candlestick lying around, but someone should be able to get to the bottom of this. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Warning Signs,” tensions continue to run high between the communities, as everyone learns that former Saviors are being targeted. Meanwhile, Rick tries to have a nice day off with his family, but quickly learns that the bridge is not the only thing in danger of collapsing, as friendships are tested. My top 5 moments from The Walking Dead season 9 episode 3 are:
“Thank you for you.”
In the beginning of the episode, Michonne confides in Rick and tells him that “everyone isn’t all in yet,” recognizing that Maggie and Daryl are still angry. Rick tries to stay positive and tells her that “they’ll get there…just like we did,” but does he really think so? Richonne has a beautiful moment together, as they spend the day with Judith and Rick once again takes a moment to thank Michonne for everything she has done. Rick tells Michonne, “I can think of another way to build for the future,” implying that he is ready to have another baby. After last night’s episode, we know that Rick Grimes has only two more episodes remaining. I guess this would be a way for the famous Rick Grimes to live on, creating a legacy after he is gone.
“Us means all of us.”
Well sure it’s a nice sentiment, but I’m not sure that the communities can continue to sing “Kumbaya” when people are turning up dead or missing. After discovering that Justin is dead, tensions continue to run high, as everyone begins to point fingers at each other, assigning blame and escalating the situation. It’s only a matter of time before this turns into a riot, but can Rick continue to keep the peace? When we see walker Justin headed out to the woods, there is a message written on a house that says, “Final Warning.” This is not the first time we have seen writing on the wall this season, but our culprits don’t seem ready to step out into the open just yet.
“I need to honor them.”
Since we know that Rick’s time is limited, it has given us the opportunity to finally understand what is going through his mind, as he is more inclined to share than he used to be. Rick talks about not killing Negan, even though he may have initially wanted to, reminding us that “every life counts.” Rick talks about remembering everyone they have lost before and he feels a need to honor them and to build life, rather than take it. It’s “us or the dead,” but I’m not sure that everyone else is ready to embrace this outlook on life. However, I can absolutely appreciate where Rick is coming from, as he desperately tries to keep his future going, holding on to even the smallest glimmer of hope in the middle of all this darkness and chaos. Will anyone try to continue this vision after Rick is gone? I’m hoping so, but it seems like the people closest to Rick are not necessarily on board yet. Will it take Rick’s death for them to finally see it all or will all be lost once he is gone? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
“I lied to him for you.”
As things continue to escalate, blame is thrown Anne’s way, but Gabriel lies to Rick and tells him that she was with him all night. Gabriel desperately wants to see the good in Anne, but he is no fool either. He follows Anne/Jadis back to the dump and discovers that she is talking to someone over the radio. Anne had spotted the mysterious helicopter and we know that they have another place to go, but I’m not sure we got too many answers here. Anne/Jadis tries to ask the man over the radio if he was responsible for taking the people, but is told no. Anne is informed that she needs to provide him with an “A,” but what really is an “A” or a “B?” After trying to get Gabriel to go with her willingly, Gabriel says no and explains that he cannot betray Rick and the others. Jadis decides to take him with her anyway against his will, commenting that she didn’t realize he was an “A.” So if it is not predetermined, does it have something to do with someone’s moral compass? If Gabriel just agreed to abandon his friends and go with her, he would be a “B,” a follower. But since he stood up to her, he is now considered an “A,” a leader? I’m just guessing here, but I’m looking forward to a further explanation about everything we just witnessed. The Walking Dead tends to stretch things out as long as they can, but I’m looking for some concrete answers now.
“Why do they get this future and Glenn don’t?
As the game of “Clue” continues to escalate, Rick speaks to Daryl and tells him that the wound resembled an arrow wound. Even though he doesn’t believe that Daryl did this, he still wants to find out the truth. Daryl asks Rick why the former Saviors get a chance at this future when Glenn, Sasha, and Abraham will never see it. While Rick is trying to honor everyone who died with his new future, Daryl has a different idea on how to do this. We eventually learn that some of the Oceanside people, followed by Cyndee, are responsible for Justin’s death. They are looking to get their own form of justice and Maggie and Daryl carefully listen to both sides. Maggie and Daryl ultimately decide to walk away as the next former Savior is killed, which now creates a much bigger divide. It’s one thing to have the communities on edge, but Maggie and Daryl are like family to Rick. Now that they have chosen a different path, everything is about to change. Maggie comments that they gave Rick’s way a chance and that they are off to see the Wizard…no wait to see Negan. I thought I’d throw that in there especially since Rick was reading “The Wizard of Oz” to Judith. Now that everything has changed, it’s only a matter of time before Rick gets caught in the crossfire. Stay tuned for Rick’s last two episodes!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The Walking Dead below in the comments section. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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