The nice folk at Kaleidescope Entertainment were kind enough to send me a review copy of Juan Martínez Moreno’s Werewolf film to take a look at, so having cast my critical eye over it, here is my review.
The story centres around Thomas Marino, a young writer who has returned to his home village in rural
after 15 years. The locals initially seem pleased to see him again, but he soon
discovers there’s something sinister afoot. Spain
It turns out that the village has, for the last 100 years, been suffering a curse, as a result of one of his ancestors misdeeds and since then, the village has been terrorised by a werewolf every full moon.
Much to his dismay, he discovers that the villagers intend breaking the curse by sacrificing him at the next full moon, 100 years to the day the original curse was placed on them.
Fortunately, with the help of a couple of his idiotic friends, he manages to escape the beying mob. But in order to survive the night, the group must continue to outwit the villagers and defeat the rather unfriendly werewolf creature that threatens to smash its way into their house.
This one has apparently been doing the rounds at the festival circuits and been getting rave reviews. Must admit, I found this bloody good fun. It’s very tongue in cheek and features some fun action scenes, I particularly liked the 2 goofy cops who blunder into the battle between the villagers and werewolves part way through the film and end up getting embroiled in the events. The only minor negative point is that it’s in Spanish language with English subs, so you really need to pay attention to whats going on. But that’s only a minor aside.
The screener copy I was sent didn’t contain any extras and there’s no word on whether the full release will contain any supplementary material. But if you’re not bothered about that, then I would most certainly give this film the thumbs up!
The film is out on UK DVD and Blu-Ray on 8th October.
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