Marvel’s “Werewolf By Night” plans to celebrate Halloween with its Disney+ and Hulu audiences. The horror films of the 1930s and 1940s inspired this hair-raising black-and-white movie.
The story unfolds at Bloodstone Temple. Several members of a secret cabal of monster hunters gather at the temple in honor of their deceased leader. One of the attendees, Laura Donnelly, portrays Elsa Bloodstone, the deceased leader’s daughter.
Donnelly is also known for her leading role in HBO’s 2021 “The Nevers,” as Amalia True. She plays Jamie Fraser’s sister in “Outlander.” In April 2018, she won the Best Actress award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in “The Ferryman.”
Rick Wasserman’s voice opens “Werewolf By Night” with the warning: “In the modern world, monsters dwell in the darkness alongside those who hunt and slaughter them with pride.”
He sets the stage for frightening and bizarre scenes ahead.
While the Marvel creation is deemed an action, adventure, and drama, it is a scary movie. As directed by Michael Giacchino, the filming technique often startles the audience yet flows along at other times.
Several other odd characters appear in “Werewolf By Night,” like Ted the Man-Thing, whose voice is Jeffery Ford and Carry James. Eric Beck does an excellent job as the film’s puppeteer.
Other stars include Gael Garcia Bernal (Jack Russell), Harriet Sansom Harris (Verussa), Kirk R. Thatcher (Jovan), and Eugenie Bondurant (Azarel). David Silverman’s character is called The Flaming Tuba.
“Werewolf By Night” Viewing Schedule
Hulu first aired the film on September 15, 2023, as part of its Huluween programming. Audiences have until Halloween, October 31, to watch “Werewolf By Night.”
Disney+ released the werewolf movie last year on October 7, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). A fully colored version will start airing on October 20, 2023.
This new version is Marvel’s first Halloween special, “Werewolf By Night in Color.” Fans are excited, and skeptics wonder if colorizing the movie will change too much.
Unconfirmed IMDb Trivia indicates this TV-14-rated film used a black-and-white filter to obscure the blood and gore. The filters reportedly also helped avoid a TV-M rating.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
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