ANGELIC WOLVES: Check it out on Amazon Prime

Beautiful young woman hiking alone in the woods meets mysterious dude. They wander off together, where he anxiously reveals to her his secret . . . Sounds like the set-up for a porno, but it’s actually the Horror short ANGELIC WOLVES, which I was asked to review by its creators at Dark Libra Films. They informed me that they wanted it to feel like a throwback to classic Horror films and look like grainy old drive-in fare. Did they succeed? Somewhat.

The movie looks better than you might expect, generating some cool atmosphere, and the acting overall isn’t bad; particularly the female lead, Anna Crysell, is believable. While the story doesn’t really go anywhere after its initial setup, the idea—a werewolf acting as a sort of guardian angel to the woodlands—is intriguing. I would’ve liked to have seen more of it. Where the film falls short is with the FX. The werewolf is a guy in a mask, what looks like the kind of mask you can buy at your nearest Walmart, rigged with a moving jaw. This unfortunately took me out of the moment, and reminded me just how low the budget was on this piece, something I might have forgotten otherwise, as the film does look quite spiffy whenever the beast isn’t on camera. I would’ve preferred if they’d never showed the monster or the violence of the attacks. They might have fooled me into thinking I’d watched a much more expensive movie than I actually did.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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