I had an encounter with a werewolf. Seriously… I was 11 and I was travelling with my dad and his girlfriend in a RV outside San Francisco, when I saw a werewolf through the window. This has been so real and true for me for many years. Today as an adult I realize that “maybe” this must have been a dream. But until this day I wonder how it is possible that it felt so real? Because I am still scared of werewolfs. The full moon both intrigues and gives me the chills.
Today Matt, Leppo, Amanda and I went to the movies to see the horror movie The Wolfman. The movie is a remake from the classic film “The Wolfman” from 1941.
Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emely Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Geraldine Chaplin. The performances were absolutely great. I didn´t expect less from these awesome actors.
In short, Actor Lawrence Talbot (Benicia del Toro) returns to his old home to investigate his brother’s disapearence. His father (Anthony Hopkins), content to have him back, reveals eventually the news that the missig brother is dead. A thoroughly mangled body was found. Lawrence gives his brother’s fiancée Gwen (Emely Blunt) a promise to find who had done this. In the chase he gets attacked and bitten in the neck by a werewolf. This is about all I want to reveal… if you want more… go see it. It is worth the money indeed.
I really liked the movie. I am a sucker for costume movies in general. The setttings and environment was really fantastic. The old 19th century buildings and the dark scary and foggy woods. Atmosphere is eye-candy accross the whole movie. Just beautifully created.
Of course the Wolfman is a violent savage and there is a bunch of gore and blood with imaginative ways for a werewolf to maim his victims. But this horror movie did the job and kept at least me under suspense.
Negative would be that the werewolf fully tranformed sometimes looks more cuddly than scary. But I suppose this was to make him look like the original movie. Also this is not a complicated brain twister story. Not even close to “Silence of a lamb” if you will. Just relax, enjoy and leave you mind at home.