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"16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body."

Thanks to, we've been hit with six subtitled teaser clips that just give us a taste (no pun intended) of the foreign werewolf picture, "When Animals Dream". The poster also has been revealed, and it looks superb. The marketing team did their job while designing this one. I'm a huge werewolf fan, and this got me all fuzzy inside.

"When Animals Dream", is director Jonas Arnby's feature-length debut. Up until this point, Arnby has directed shorts and commercials. So he has experience, but is it the experience needed to pull of the next big werewolf film? Only time will tell. Described as "Let The Right One In meets Carrie", the only certainty I have is that I'll definitely be watching.

By clicking this link, you can check the clips out for yourselves, and see what you think. Honestly, this movies saving grace my just be that it's foreign, because a lot of American horror pictures have suffered as of the last few years. Maybe this is just what we need. And who knows, if it blows up to be a big deal, America will probably remake it and water it down (laugh).

After I viewed the clips, I was left wanting more. It seems like a more mature audience-aimed "Ginger Snaps". It seems to have a very good sense of realism, and also has a bit of humor/quirkiness. While the overall tone is very dark, it looks as though there's going to be some gross stuff involved, which is to be expected. I'm intrigued enough to give it a chance, and hopefully it turns out as good as it looks! Whatever you do, make sure you watch clip #3.

It appears that there will be a good transformation scene, or several. My only hope is that they don't go the cgi route with the werewolf once it comes to be. Body suit and makeup is the way to go for the best outcome in a movie about Lycans. Just look to all the bad movies/TV shows with computerized Lycanthropes (Hemlock Grove, Cursed) and you'll see what I mean.


What's your favorite Werewolf film?


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