There’s a new werewolf movie out, BLOODTHIRSTY, that played at Cannes (virtually). Director Amelia Moses said of the film: “I’m looking for something more visceral, that slowly gets under your skin and for me, as a horror fan and an audience member, those are the films that I enjoy more.” And regarding the creature itself, she says the audience shouldn’t expect a CGI monster (hallelujah!); rather the trick will be achieved with prosthetics and make-up: “We have a hybrid, a mix of a human and a wolf. It’s a bit more grotesque, a bit weirder, and we still get the emotion of the main character, even when she’s a werewolf.”

So what’s this one about? What are the specifics? From the linked article: “Bloodthirsty stars Lauren Beatty as Grey, a young singer whose anti-psychotic drugs don’t put a stop to early dream sequences about being a wolf…As Grey’s emotionally-fraught musical collaboration deepens, the vegan singer starts to hallucinate she’s a wolf with a growing hunger for meat and the hunt. Soon [she is] convinced her psychotic visions are a gift and a gateway to an esteemed fraternity of monsters.”

“Hollywood likes a strong female lead,” said Moses. “I’m all for that. But I always want to see women who are vulnerable or a bit fucked up, who are struggling too, because that’s humanity…A lot of films focus on a premise. For me personally, everything comes as an extension of the main character and an exploration of that character.”

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


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