This ain’t no Silver Bullet kind of werewolf flick. Wer is a fairly fresh new take on the classic monster genre that has become quite stale. Most of the movie plays out like a mystery. Is Talan, who clearly looks the part of a werewolf, the evil monster that he is accused of being, or is there something more sinister at play?
With a run time around 88 minutes, it’s an easy film to stay engaged with. I do think it fits a bit more into the thriller side of the genre, since the scares are basically absent. There were a couple of eyeball scenes that made me cringe, which is a testament to the effects. The visual quality almost gave it that B-movie feel, but with the intriguing story and great sound you really stopped noticing that early on.
If I was going to say one thing negative about Wer, it would be that the last 10 minutes felt a bit out of place. As the story hits its climax, the thematic mood changes. I won’t ruin it here, just be prepared for it to run off the rails a bit.
Overall, this is one of those gems that doesn’t deserved to be overlooked. Wer is perfect proof that some of these tired old sub-genres still have plenty of life left in them.