Werewolf By Night Review

Werewolf by Night is a perfect Halloween treat for this seasons horror experience.

Luis Gutierrez

Werewolf by Night is a perfect Halloween treat for this season’s horror experience.

Luis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

Marvel Studios anticipated Halloween special Werewolf by Night premiered on Disney+ on Friday, October 7. Directed by Michael Giacchino, the short 53-minute-long film takes the story of Jack Russel, played by Gael Garcia Bernal, who is a man by day and monster by night. A group of the world’s best monster hunters attends a competition for the Bloodstone at the Bloodstone Temple. The first to kill the mysterious monster will become the heir of the all-powerful Bloodstone. This horror flick uses a unique style that makes it feel like a horror film from the 1920s created in the 21st century.

Jack Russel is one of the few monster hunters who are participating in the hunt. But what the rest of them don’t know is that Jack is cursed with his own demons. Trying to hide his secret, Jack’s true reason for attending the competition isn’t to become heir of the stone, but to rescue his friend, ManThing, who is also a part of the Marvel Comics multiverse. But first, he must face the other hunters who are not only hunting the monster but themselves.

Jack befriends another hunter named Elsa Bloodstone (Laura Donnelly), the daughter of Ulysses Bloodstone, former heir of the Bloodstone. Working together, they succeed in releasing Man-Thing, and in return, Elsa will get the bloodstone. But they are caught afterward and are imprisoned in a cage in which they figure out Jack himself is a monster. Pleading for them to release him or they will not live, they only agitate for it and are massacred in the act. The gory shots of the butchering of the hunters are a treat for horror lovers and are a thrilling experience. 

“I like horror so I’m happy to be seeing it more in the Marvel movies. I liked the actors and the blood and gore that happened,” said Daisy Guzman (12th grade).

Experience it for yourself and watch “Werewolf by Night” on Disney+.