Thursday, December 9, 2021

Werewolves Within

Through the eyes of its newest resident, demoted but cheery Forest Ranger Finn Wheeler (Sam Richardson), we're introduced to the odd mountain town of Beaverfield. Part horror, part comedy, and part whodunnit, Werewolves Within throws the likable Finn into the odd setting in which any member of the town might be a werewolf. Now can he find the wolf before it kills them or before the town full of lunatics kills each other?

Adapted from the video game of the same name by screenwriter Mishna Wolff and director Josh Ruben, Werewolves Within offers an enjoyable romp with a number of oddball locals played by the likes of George Basil, Sarah Burns, Catherine Curtin, Wayne Duvall, Rebecca Henderson, Glenn Fleshler, and Milana Vayntrub as the town's only mail carrier.

The movie offers several plausible scenarios for the true identity of the wolf, as there's evidence and motive to link nearly anyone in town to the various crimes, before revealing the truth in the film's climax. While wrapped into a crazy horror-comedy, there's some interesting ideas of outsiders, community, and small town makeup at play here a well making Werewolves Within one of the most pleasant surprises of 2021.

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