Plot: Cayden Richard (Lucas Till) is forced to flee after he becomes a suspect in his parent’s murder. Along the way he meets a stranger who points him in the direction of a town called Lupine Ridge where he discovers secrets about his past.
This is a directorial debut from highly successful screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X-Men 2, Watchmen) and it’s a pretty good superhero-like take on werewolf lore. I mean it’s not exactly hard to see the parallels between it and X-Men, the film-makers don’t exact do much to hide that, if anything they play on it.
Like with lots of lower-than-usual budget films there are a few technical issues, luckily that’s limited here but there are still some noticeable audio issues and the werewolf suits are a little goofy. Even luckier, there’s enough energy and great performances from the cast to make it easier to downplay the severity of those issues.
Plus it has Jason Momoa as a werewolf, come on.
Saw this at Toronto After Dark and it was actually not bad. I didn’t have high expectations and really just saw it cuz Jason Momoa lol.. but. Yeah, worth a watch. Reminded me of a YA novel.. just kinda in general.