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Friday, October 7, 2022

What's on Tonight: WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (2022) on Disney+

This is what I'm watching tonight: There’s no escaping the night. Watch the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation Werewolf By Night streaming now on Disney+. The TV Movie was developed as a Halloween special and described as gateway horror inspired by classic black and white horror films of the 1930s and 1940s. Info below from Wikipedia, IMDb and Disney+.

Werewolf by Night is an American TV special directed and composed by Michael Giacchino and written by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name. It is intended to be the first Marvel Studios Special Presentation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The special is produced by Marvel Studios, and follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.

DISNEY+ SYNOPSIS: On a dark and sombre night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader's life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic-a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.

Gael García Bernal stars in the special as Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night, along with Laura Donnelly and Harriet Sansom Harris. Development of the special had begun by August 2021, with Bernal cast that November. Giacchino joined by March 2022, ahead of the start of filming later that month at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, which concluded by late April. The special was formally announced in September, when Giacchino revealed he was also composing.

The teaser trailer and poster for the special were revealed at the 2022 D23 Expo. The trailer below was noted for appearing in black-and-white and having other film elements resembling classic horror films. Maggie Boccella from Collider felt the trailer was "presented like an old school Hammer Horror film", comparing it to the works of Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi, both actors known primarily for their roles in horror films. Amanda Lamadrid of Screen Rant called the trailer "shocking and unique", saying it shows Marvel "going all-in on the vintage scream factor" while adding that the special looks "unlike any previous MCU project".

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Werewolf by Night was released on Disney+ on October 7, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the MCU. The special received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its use of practical effects, the black-and-white cinematography, performances (particularly Bernal and Donnelly), Giacchino's direction and score, and its story, with many noting its departure from previous MCU media, though some criticized its short runtime and characters.

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