WEREWOLVES WITHIN is an absolute treat for horror-comedy fans, and cements Josh Ruben as a new master of meta scares. Not many horrors would open with a Mr Rogers quote, but it works creepily, atonally well. Believe it or not it comes back around as a plot point later as well. Mishna Wolff’s (talk about nominative determinism) script is peppered with deadpan exchanges (“I’m going to find out what killed your dead husband”) and the whole cast lead by the likeable Sam Richardson entertainingly sell this whodunnit with werewolves. Ruben makes the most of a modest budget and confined setting and just like in his debut SCARE ME does more with shadows and sound design than many lesser directors do with the newest and shiniest of VFX. SSP
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