WEREWOLF: THE BEAST AMONG US started out
as another remake of THE WOLFMAN before mutated into a direct-to-video movie I have just seen.
It isn’t a bad movie, but it feels like something you would see on Saturday night on the SyFy Channel. The story follows a young man as he joins a group of hunters in tracking a werewolf. They find out the werewolf is tracking certain people as the Eastern European town grows impatient with
the progress of the hunters. The film does have some good production values
by filming in Romania
and the actors are up to the task (with some of the hunters being the stand out characters). It does add one interesting thing
to the werewolf mythos before descending into predictable territory.
The deleted scenes add nothing to the movie
and I can see they were cut for pacing reasons.
MAKING THE MONSTER is a promotional making-of
TRANSFORMATION: MAN TO BEAST takes a behind-the-scenes
look at the costume work and CGI used for the werewolf in the film
MONSTER LEGACY ahs cast and crew talking
about joining the legacy of classic Universal horror movies.
Rounding out the extras are previews for
other Universal Studios releases and an audio commentary for the movie.
FINAL ANALYSIS: WEREWOLF: THE BEAST AMONG US is a good direct to DVD product that feels in place with SyFy Channel
Saturday night movies and decent enough for a rental. Am I going to remember
it? Probably not since it doesn’t step out to be something great. It only steps out as average solid entertainment.
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