Werewolves Within Review

Werewolves Within

Werewolves within is an indie horror/comedy movie released in 2021. It follows the residents of a small Vermont town as they are attacked by Werewolves, during a snow storm. The movie’s an adaptation of an Ubisoft game released in 2016. The movie stars Sam Richardson as the towns new Park Ranger, and Milana Vayntrub as the towns mail carrier.

These two characters were the best part of this movie. You might remember Sam Richardson as Richard Splett from the HBO show VEEP. His delivery is so good as well as his facial expressions. As for Milana, she was a lot better than I thought she was going to be. You probably recognize her as the AT&T girl. She was quirky, funny and the sarcastic badass that this movie needed.

I feel like this movie kind of flew under the radar and should’ve been marketed more. It’s definitely a low budget, Indie movie. But, it didn’t feel like a low budget Indie movie, per se. It was cut really tight and moved the story along fast enough to make you not realize that the writing is filled with exposition. You don’t really see the monsters often, I get it, makeup and shit is expensive. And honestly, it was a bit predictable. That being said, it executed on a high level and turned out to be a really fun hour and a half.

Despite the title, it felt like a comedy with horror tones. It felt like a Shaun of the Dead, or Tucker and Dale versus Evil had a baby with Clue. More like a comedic whodunit, that just happens to have a Werewolf. Which is quite honestly, very impressive. Especially when the leads of the movie are as unproven as these two were. Comedy and Horror, I think are the two hardest movies to make well. And to do it in one movie is fabulous to see. If you like Horror/comedys, then this is right up your alley. That 6 out of 10 rating on IMDB can go fuck itself. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 bongs. 

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