Let’s keep going with the latest horror releases. Here’s another one that is quite different than many of the others I’ve already put on here. Werewolf by Night is a throwback to the classic horrors of yesteryear. This B&W, olde tyme, experiment could easily have come across cheesy, but luckily it landed in exactly the right place. You can tell this was a labor of love, and I think it’s a blast. Here is the brief IMDB synopsis.
Follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.
I know a lot of people have Marvel superhero fatigue. I get it. But I’m actually not one of them because I’ve loved watching how Marvel continues to mix it up. They deliver something a little different with each and every movie/TV show they do. Here’s another example of them playing with their established system a bit. Werewolf by Night is based on a Marvel comic property, but it feels completely different. Instead of superheroes, it’s more about monsters and monster hunters. The director Michael Giacchino is mostly known for his amazing music and score work, so obviously the music in here is stunning. But he showcases that he’s quite a good director too. This is definitely not a full film, but more of a “special.” It clocks in at a crisp 51 minutes or so. But it’s still a lot of fun. It plays more in the family realm, but it still has some nasty surprises. There are a few throat slittings and a fantastically macabre dead corpse that is turned into an animatronic figure. Shot (almost) entirely in black and white and given many of the classic film tropes, this is an homage through and through. But it doesn’t feel stale or aged, but rather still comes across as something new and original. I enjoyed it thoroughly, so if you’re looking for something in the horror realm that isn’t overly aggressive, and more of a throwback, this is for you.
Where to Watch: Streaming on Disney+
Food/Drink Pairing: A turkey leg and a bottle of Full Moon Ale