Marvel have joined the seasons scare fest with the throwback horror Werewolf by Night.
Released on streaming service Disney+ Werewolf by Night to Marvel special follows a lycanthrope superhero, Jack, who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.
On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader.
In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic – a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.
Shot in black and white except for the bloodstone which shines a red light, Werewolf by Night makes you think of Schindler’s List with its use of a single colour throughout.
In this Marvel pays homage to the classic horror era of the 1930’s think, Frankenstein and Dracula, which makes it not like anything else in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
The directorial debut of Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino who had previously written the scores for Doctor Strange (2016) and the Jon Watts-directed Spider-Man trilogy for the MCU.
There isn’t much in the way of scary scenes in this and there are some gory.
It does a good job of building up the suspense and the old-fashioned score helps with this as well.
I thought the creature Man-Thing was probably the best thing in this, it seemed so cute in a weird sort of way.
My Rating: 8/10