The Trailer for Werewolves Within Makes It Look Like a Clawfully Fun Flick

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You know what’s worse than a werewolf? A secret werewolf. That the sort of monster that can tear a community apart—unless Veep’s Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub (our would-be Squirrel Girl) can hold it together while searching for the hidden, furry killer.


Curiously enough, Werewolves Within is based on a 2016 VR game, which took place in a medieval fantasy town. This movie adaptation moves the mysterious werewolf attacks to a small town in modern times, but adds a hell of a cast including Richardson, Vayntrub, What We Do in the Shadows’ fantastic Harvey Guillén, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, Rebecca Henderson, and Glenn Fleshler. Despite what is clearly going to be some gory murder, the film looks incredibly... wholesome?

I guess I just like the idea of a werewolf failing to tear a small community apart, even as it tears its victims limb from limb. It’s rated R, for the record.

Directed by Josh Ruben and written by Mishna Wolff, Werewolves Within will be in theaters on June 25, but also hit VOD on July 2 if you’re not prepared to venture outside quite yet. That’s quite understandable, given all those werewolves roaming about.

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Okay, that's a pretty killer cast, and it's not like there's an overabundance of werewolf flicks these days. I'm in.