Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

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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.
Rating:
R (for bloody violence and grisly images throughout)
Genre:
Horror , Special Interest
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Cast

Ed Quinn
as Charles
Nia Peeples
as Vadoma
Ana Ularu
as Kazia
Emil Hostina
as Jaeger
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Critic Reviews for Werewolf: The Beast Among Us

All Critics (5)

The movie also knew its place... this sequel wasn't trying to top a theatrical release. It was modest, and it had fun within its scope.

Full Review… | October 31, 2012
7M Pictures

Resemble[s] a second-tier badass action flick from the mid-1980s.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
CraveOnline

Wait for the inevitable Syfy screening . . .the ideal place for this particular brand of cheese.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Avoids being a complete b-movie misfire, but you'll have to slog through some tiresome stuff to find the few morsels of amusing weirdness.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is hardly the disaster many feared, but its not very good, either.

Full Review… | October 5, 2012

Audience Reviews for Werewolf: The Beast Among Us

½

Judging by the cover of this film thoughts of 'Van Helsing' and 'Underworld' spring instantly to mind...and your not far wrong with that. This is pretty much a copy and mix of both of those films, chock full of lovely cliched characters and everything you've ever seen before in a werewolf movie. Bunch of crazy hardass werewolf hunters come to a small village to purge them of the wolf horror. A young man from the village volunteers to help them do so but there are twists to come, many predictable twists that aren't too well hidden. The film looks quite good with that typically bleak, dark, murky, 19th century, forest set, Eastern European village look. The characters are basically rips from many other films and include your obligatory Hudson from 'Aliens' type, the cool calm Clint Eastwood-esque leader, the sexy ninja like female and a well spoken, smartly dressed toff who throws lots of little knives. A kind of quirky 'League of Extraordinary Gentleman' type looking gang. The dialog is all the right kind of hero spouting fluff you have heard before, tight little one liners throughout the action just to emphasise these guys are cool and tough etc.. The reason I watched the film (apart from being a werewolf fan) was down to the reasonable looking effects. It swings from good to bad really, some shots of the werewolf's claws, eyes or silhouettes against the darkness are pretty neat and work well. The transformation sequences are fully CGI and a bit hokey but I've seen worse, whilst in full CGI motion the creature doesn't look that bad. Put it this way its no worse than the first 'Underworld' flick which had a much bigger budget. Unknown cast accept for previous vampire player Stephen Rea, none of which are much to shout about although Guy Wilson who plays the young man from the village looks perfect for his character. Honestly for a straight to DVD film this isn't too bad and offers some nice visuals and claret soaked action, just don't expect anything original at tall.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

This actually puts a pretty interesting spin on werewolf mythology, and some of the werewolf action is pretty exciting, it's just that the first hour of the movie is SO fucking boring! I had to watch this movie in like five separate chunks. The CGI werewolf looks busted so thankfully they only show it sparingly, but the rubber-masked body-suit werewolf actually looks pretty good in a cheesy monster movie kinda way. I couldn't tell if it was some of the performances or some of the costumes or a combination of both that was making this feel like community theater, but quite a bit about this film feels pretty budget (which is par for the course when it comes to straight to DVD monster movies I guess).

Paul Davis
Paul Davis

not bad for a straight to dvd movie. the special effects were actually reallybgood and surpasses some of the Hollywood releases about werewolves. not a bad watch.

Bill Regan
Bill Regan

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