I haven’t seen it yet. I haven’t had the opportunity to see it yet. I hope to remedy that soon, but it’s not all up to me. The film will show at the Tribeca Film Festival in June before getting a limited theatrical release on June 25, 2021, after which it will be available for livestreaming (for those who possess the ability to do such a thing). For my part, I’m hoping that “limited theatrical release” will include a theater within driving distance for me. [UPDATE: It didn’t.] That would provide my best chance at seeing this film. Or else the studio could send me a review screener. (*hint*hint*) [UPDATE: They didn’t.]
Says director Josh Ruben: “I grew up near the same small town where we shot [the movie]. As a kid, I’d freak myself out, making up monster stories, running through the woods, pretending I was Chief Brody [from JAWS] fighting creatures in the brush (I LOVED Jaws – hell, I loved horror). That hometown experience, where neighbors knew your business (whether you liked it or not) is so much of what makes [WEREWOLVES WITHIN] so personal. But, as much as I love horror movies, nothing scares me more than people. And as much as this movie is an homage to my love for Hot Fuzz, the Coen Brothers, and Arachnophobia, it’s also about the monster in all of us.”
Check out the trailer here.