But don’t look for it in theaters, because this one is going direct to DVD. Universal Studios has scheduled “Werewolf: The Beast Among Us”, a pseudo sequel of sorts to Joe Johnston’s big-budget 2010 movie “The Wolfman” for Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 9, 2012. It looks like your basic “creature on the loose” movie, the kind that usually shows up on the Syfy Channel on Saturday nights. So hey, if you’re a fan of those type of entertainment, at least you’ll get slightly better production values with this one. That’s something, right?
A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of classic monsters. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of werewolf attacks. Watching as the beast’s fearsome reputation draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans to the tiny town, Daniel dreams of destroying the ruthless predator. So when a mysterious stranger (Ed Quinn) and his team of skilled werewolf hunters (Stephen Bauer, Adam Croasdell) arrive to pursue the monster, he offers to join them, despite his mother’s (Nia Peeples) protests. But it soon becomes clear that this creature is stronger, smarter and more dangerous than anything they have faced before. As casualties mount and villagers see their neighbors transformed into ravening monsters, the townsfolk take up arms against each other to find the true identity of the werewolf. Amid the hysteria, Daniel begins to suspect he’s closer to his target than he ever dreamed.
The film stars Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Zoltan Butuc, Rachel DiPillo, Ana Ularu, Adam Croasdell, and Guy Wilson.
Louis Morneau (“Joy Ride 2″) directs.