“I am what they say I am – I’m a monster.”
- The Wolfman
Though I’ve never seen the original film, it’s pretty much your classic horror remake. There’s a terror in town – part man, part wolf who goes around feeding on the townspeople whenever there is a full moon (aka when the “werewolf” transformation takes place).
Since I enjoy period pieces, I really liked the setting and tone presented in the film. There was a sense of eeriness in the movie, a feeling of terror and fear. And, the terror and fear presented was one that showed two sides of the story. One, from the townspeople themselves. And, the other from the terror itself – The Wolfman.
The movie presented a moral dilemma, “What constitutes killing a beast? And, what defines a man from a beast? Where does it end, and where does it begin?” What is The Wolfman, man or beast?
Overall, I enjoyed the film. I felt it played true to the movie. Throughout the film, it had my attention – it had action, drama and suspense. With the film being a period piece, it really gave me a sense of the time period and the eeriness during that time in history.
This is a very straightforward movie, no real major twists and turns except for a few minor ones. (If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about). Though, I did enjoy it and felt it was worth the time.
If you’re in the mood for a classic horror remake film, I recommend this one.
(Note: For another perspective on the movie, check out the following review from my tweep:
Happy movie watching!