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WEREWOLF BY NIGHT: The MCU’s Creature Feature

A group of monster hunters must take to a deadly battle to claim a powerful amulet, once belonging to their leader. But as they fight against one another and a vicious creature for victory, an unknown terror has infiltrated their game.

Based on the Marvel character, Werewolf by Night is an ode to classic monster movies, from its black-and-white visuals to the cinematic score. Directed by Michael Giacchino, with a script by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron, the Disney+ special continues the pattern of Marvel exploring some of its darker material, bringing horror and old-school monster mythology into the forefront, as we saw in Moon Knight.

Gael García Bernal as Jack Russell in Marvel Studios’ WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

Werewolf by Night doesn’t hold back its ferociousness as it’s having fun playing with the moodiness of legacy creature features—using clever casts of shadows and lighting to highlight the horrors.

Though, I will admit to being slightly underwhelmed by the design of the werewolf. With it being Marvel, I expected something more grand and menacing.

At under 50 minutes, Werewolf by Night is a short and sweet watch, arriving just in time for Halloween. But that’s also a bit of a curse, as it doesn’t feel like enough time to get an adequate taste of the main character, played by Gael García Bernal. I’d love to see his character Jack explored further as a series where he can also introduce us to other Marvel monsters in their cinematic debuts.

Werewolf by Night debuts on Disney+ October 7



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