I have been excited about this film since we first heard the news Josh Ruben was working on the project. His horror comedy, ‘Scare Me‘ was one of my favorite films last year and truly did a lot with a little. You can hear about the making of ‘Scare Me’ on the MAKE COOL SH!T podcast which I recommend to all new filmmakers. It outlines the ups and downs of creating your first feature film and the sacrifices you have to make.
All of those sacrifices paid off because Ruben’s follow-up, ‘Werewolves Within’ is heading to Tribeca and we have the teaser trailer ready for you to sink your teeth into. The film is based off the Ubisoft game, ‘Werewolves Within’and features an incredible cast.
After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
I grew up near the same small town where we shot Werewolves Within. As a kid, I’d freak myself out, making up monster stories, running through the woods, pretending I was Chief Brody, 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 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.
This movie is a tribute to those of us who are resolute that good conquers evil, and that “being good” is the best weapon we’ve got, against guns, knives, even claws… Sometimes, you just gotta be a good neighbor, no matter how wicked people are.