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Werewolf by Night (2022)

Werewolf by Night (2022)




Gael García Bernal

Laura Donnelly

Harriet Sansom Harris


Directed by Michael Giacchino


A wonderful change in what you will expect from Marvel and a great fifty-minute special this movie is. I enjoyed every moment. The pacing was spectacular with a story that was precise and on point, and the movie was done in Black and White. One thing that stood out was the use of a lot of the old practical effects, there is CGI yes, but it did not overwhelm the action like the way many other MCU movies do. The cast of this special all ring the right bells in tune to make this movie just have the precise shade of cool.

This movie is a blend of action, horror and fantasy and it is a nice way to introduce us to the monster side of Marvel.

It is the first Marvel Studios Special, and it is nice to know it is part of Marvel Phase 4. Meaning it has its own place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I do not know if there will be follow up to this, but if Marvel wants to make follow-ups to this, they should. Just imagine dropping another Monster special next year and giving us a continuation of this story or another monster tale.

Or maybe there will be an appearance of either Jack Russell (Gael García Bernal) or Elsa Bloodstone (Laura Donnelly) in future MCU projects.

The plot is laid simple Ulysses Bloodstone is dead and the Bloodstone Gem and power now has to be given to the next monster hunter. It was supposed to be his daughter Elsa, but the movie does not give us more detail about the fallout between father and daughter.

Now the stone, the home, the riches, and its power will be given to another Monster hunter who will now carry on the battle. In the home of Ulysses his wife (Elsa’s stepmother) is conducting a trial and who ever wins will now be the wielder of the bloodstone. The trial called together all the top monster hunters and Elsa too shows up as it is her right to claim the stone which was supposed to be hers by inheritance.

A monster whose name we get to know much later has been strapped with the stone so who ever wants the stone must kill the monster. The other thing is all hunters are for themselves so killing one another is also part of the game.

The movie is available for viewing on Disney+ and it is worth your time, and I will be gearing up for a re-watch soon.


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