“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”Mr. Rogers
If you’re like me, you’ve never played the video game Werewolves Within but I’m confident that those who played the game and those that haven’t will have fun with this adaptation.
Believe the hype.
Directed by Scare Me’s Josh Ruben and written by Mishna Wolff, Werewolves Within features plenty of finger-pointing and incredibly clever writing that keeps you wondering up until the satisfactory final reveal.
Newly re-assigned forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) tries to keep the peace and protect a small town from a mysterious beast that hides in plain sight among them.
The grand ensemble cast also features Milana Vayntrub as Cecily, Catherine Curtain as Jeanine Sherman, Wayne Duvall as Sam Parker, Rebecca Henderson as Dr. Ellis, Cheyenne Jackson as Devon, and Harvey Guillén as Joaqium.
If we got Clue cards for each character that would also be rad.
Now, I’m a sucker for a good needle drop. As soon as Finn pointed out that the jukebox had “a lot of 90’s music”, I knew that whatever was coming was gonna be good. The score by Anna Drubich cannot be forgotten because it fits the environment and the points of tension ever so well.
Werewolves Within pairs like wine and cheese with Wolf of Snow Hollow. Hell, get the whole charcuterie board and watch Knives Out or Clue, too.
Content warning: the dog does die (out of frame)
Werewolves Within is now streaming VOD and you can bet your bottom I’ll be buying a physical copy once it gets released.