31 Days of Horror 2018: Day 14- Wildling

Day 14, creepy campers, and up for today is the very different, slow burn coming of age werewolf flick Wildling. Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised isolated from the outside world by a man she knows as Daddy (Brad Dourif). The truth of what she is has been hidden from her, but she soon begins to learn her true nature, and escapes. She ends up in the protective custody of the local sheriff (Liv Tyler), and befriends a teenage boy (Collin Kelly-Sordelet). But her nature makes her flee to the forest, and she becomes hunted after blood is spilled. 7.5/10 stars

The film, directed by Fritz Bohm, making his full length feature debut, begins more as a twisted coming of age story, with the werewolf elements slowly added in as it goes along. Though the film only clocks in at 92 minutes, it feels longer. The werewolf action, when it happens, is fairly good, and the make-up effects hearken more back to Lon Chaney’s The Wolf Man more than the recent depictions seen in The Howling or An American Werewolf in London. Despite it being a bit slow moving, it is a different and unique take on the werewolf movie, and if you are looking for something different, it’s worth a look, but it won’t be to everyone’s taste. Now available on Blu-ray/DVD.