“Werewolf by Night” Review


Released on Oct. 7, 2022, “Werewolf By Night”, the newest addition to phase four of Marvel, is a horror movie having the most violence shown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet still being aimed towards a younger audience. Following the story of hunters gathered together to compete for a powerful weapon, “Werewolf by Night” is a classic horror spoof combined with the action and humor of Marvel, all in one black and white horror mystery.

The film is filled with amazing action and crazy uses of CGI. To create monster transformations and to show us our first look at Man-Thing, the way the action and special effects are used in Werewolf by Night show that Marvel is willing to showcase violent action in future works. 

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal as the titular werewolf, Marvel creates a violent and even “scary” short film that families can enjoy. The film is a great break from the constant mini series and weekly episodes like most Marvel content so far, and introduces a magic and fantasy side more than what is shown in “Wandavision.” As also stated, the action is much more intense in the new film, as shown through ax executions, crossbow bolts, and slashing claws and swords.

The film explores areas of monsters besides demons shown in Dr. Strange and the typical aliens of the mainstream Marvel Universe. Overall, the film is a great watch, and without getting into spoilers, it is definitely a good appetizer to give you new and interesting content while waiting for the next big films such as “Black Panther 2” and “Quantumania.”

I would give “Werewolf By Night” a 9/10. It is a great new addition that doesn’t dump massive amounts of new lore, while also not being a filler installment for the franchise. What do you think of this new, spooky, and more mature Marvel installment?