I’m reasonably sure that this movie would have more of a following if it wasn’t saddled with such a clunker of a title.
Wer? Really, that’s the best we can do?
It’s a shame because Wer is top-shelf lycanthrope mayhem all day, every day.
Co-writer and director William Brent Bell wisely saved his nickels and dimes by filming in Romania and calling it France, where American lawyer Kate Moore (A.J. Cook from Criminal Minds) is defending a hulking peasant (Brian Scott O’Connor) accused of tearing up a family of tourists. Limb from limb.
And taking huge bites out of them.
The makeup and prosthetic work by Almost Human Inc. is worth the price of the ticket. The scene when Kate examines the shredded remains of the victims is startlingly savage. Seldom has bodily harm been rendered in such vicious detail.
A shaking hand-held camera gives Wer the appearance of a found footage police procedural, with lengthy talking sequences that flare into bloody chaos without warning.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. Modest movies that turn out to be way better than I expect are the coin of my realm. They’re my jam.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to make some toast.
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