Just last week I was ruminating over which monster would win in a fight, a werewolf or a zombie. (It was last week, right? Or was it week before last? I can’t remember.) The werewolf came out as the clear victor, any way you sliced it. This week there is news of a new movie that sounds intriguingly like both a werewolf movie AND a zombie flick, and at the same time! Bloody Disgusting stated that the film contains “a new and interesting kind of zombie.” But descriptions suggest that the marauding hordes menacing the de rigueur small band of survivors aren’t reanimated corpses. Rather a pathogen has turned them into bloodthirsty, frenzied–but still living–maniacs. That’s not a definition of zombies. If anything, it describes the not-dead living dead, or the living BRAIN-dead, of the masterful 28 DAYS LATER. It could just as easily be a description, though, of a pack of non-furry but no less lethal werewolves. James McAvoy proved to us in SPLIT that a werewolf who maintains his human shape and form can be just as scary as one that sprouts hair and fangs, so these “werewolf walkers” have the potential to make audience members wet their seats.
LES AFFAMES, which means “ravenous” in English, is written and directed by Robin Aubert. Look for it next month on Netflix.