Universal Studios has taken on another adaptation of one of their most infamous horror icons – The Wolfman – in this straight to DVD take at the classic story of man battling with his inner beast in Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, scheduled to be released this October. Check out the trailer and synopsis below .
Directed by: Louis Morneau
A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of classic monsters. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of werewolf attacks. Watching as the beast’s fearsome reputation draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans to the tiny town, Daniel dreams of destroying the ruthless predator. So when a mysterious stranger (Ed Quinn) and his team of skilled werewolf hunters (Stephen Bauer, Adam Croasdell) arrive to pursue the monster, he offers to join them, despite his mother’s (Nia Peeples) protests. But it soon becomes clear that this creature is stronger, smarter and more dangerous than anything they have faced before. As casualties mount and villagers see their neighbors transformed into ravening monsters, the townsfolk take up arms against each other to find the true identity of the werewolf. Amid the hysteria, Daniel begins to suspect he’s closer to his target than he ever dreamed.
Thoughts: Well… it actually doesn’t look bad. And that’s saying a lot considering the crap that’s being released for werewolf fans lately. The special effects look like they may be pretty decent. And although I question the acting already based on the trailer – I’m kind of digging the steampunk-esque look of all the attire. Stay tuned to Gores Truly for a full review this October and preorder your copy here.