Friday, June 25

Werewolves Within Review

Werewolves Within

Dir: Josh Ruben

Starring: Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus and Catherine Curtin

Length: 1 h 37 m




After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.



Ladies and gentlemen, not only have I discovered my Halloween costume for 2021 but I have found a video game movie that is actually a well-made film. And I’m not the only one.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the average Tomatometer for a video game movie sits at 26%. Yes, I did the math. Werewolves Within sits at a beautiful, well-deserved 82%.

Once a board game, that Ubisoft then turned into a VR video game, Werewolves Within obviously hints at an Among Us type storyline. But writer Mishna Wolff and director Josh Ruben give the audience so much more than that.

Each unique Beaverfield resident is so well casted and well-acted that as the film progresses, you too end up picking sides and creating your own theories. No one gives anything away. 

Some viewers may be able to pick the monster early on but the story is told in such a quick, fun way, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 

Additionally, for presumably a lower budget film, the special effects and makeup are fantastic.

Is this your average werewolf film? No. But it’s comedic horror at its finest. And possibly the best made video game movie. Period.

It’s a limited release in theaters now with a streaming release set for July 2. Do yourself a favor and support your local theater to see this one.


Theresa's Rating
4.50 out of 5.00

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