There’s something in the woods, killing people at a remote camp. Is it Bigfoot? Is it a werewolf? Is it something else? The fact that you don’t really know till towards the end of the movie is one of its top selling points. ANIMAL AMONG US serves as a mystery as much as a Horror flick, one where you know things aren’t quite how they appear to be but you can’t put your finger on just what’s going on. It’s a lot of fun. I would, at the risk of perhaps giving too much away—so SPOILER WARNING if you want to stop reading here—say that ANIMAL AMONG US is possibly the most realistic werewolf movie I have ever seen. If you want to know exactly what I mean by that, you’ll have to watch the film.
We movie critics are constantly fighting a war within ourselves, when we sit down to watch a movie. At least I would expect that it is the same for others as it is for me. If I know that I’m going to be reviewing a movie my mind shifts into a certain zone, where I’m all the while scouring the film for flaws, for talking points. I expect this “all business” mindset explains the problem with most critics, certainly with mainstream critics, that they are such sourpusses who seem to hate everything. They’ve lost the ability to simply sit back and enjoy watching a movie. Fortunately I have not. Once I turned off my inner reviewer and just went with it, I thoroughly enjoyed ANIMAL AMONG US. It’s a B-movie, yes, and I found the ending a tad anticlimactic, but otherwise it’s a lot of fun. Give it a try.