Sunday, October 22, 2023

October Horror Movie Challenge: Viking Wolf (2022)

Viking Wolf (2022)
 It's werewolf night! It's always a fun time and tonight's flick was a joint choice with my wife. She loves Viking shows and movies from Norway and Sweden, and we both like werewolves.

Viking Wolf (2022)

Originally called "Vikingulven." This one starts out great with a Viking raid on a monastery in Normandy in 1050 AD. The Vikings kill all the priests, and they rescue a wolf pup.

Fast forward to today, where we meet Thale, a 17 year-old girl who just moved to Nybo, Norway with her mom from Sweden. Thale (Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne) is a moody teen; no shock. She doesn't like this town, she doesn't like her mom (the new deputy Liv played by Liv Mjönes), and she really doesn't like her stepdad.

She sneaks out to a party and witnesses two other students get attacked by something. A girl is killed and the boy she is with is mauled. 

Liv, with the help of a local animal expert, identifies the claw and bite marks as a wolf, a really large wolf.  The wolf attacks continue, and while Liv is focused on the killer she completely misses the fact that her oldest daughter is changing. 

They manage to kill the first wolf after it kills many people. Everyone thinks it is over until Thale begins to wolf out. 

 The movie is a touch slow and a bit predictable. I won't spoil the ending, but it was fun. More importantly, it gave me some fun ideas. 

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PT Dilloway said...

I'm not a huge horror fan to start with but werewolf movies haven't ever really done a lot for me. I did like Marvel's "Werewolf By Night" last year on Disney+ but the genre--or subgenre?--doesn't really appeal to me. Maybe it's that the rules seem so limiting, especially the traditional rule where they're only supposed to turn into a werewolf on a full moon, though no one ever really seems to adhere to that. Vampires it seems have looser rules, especially these days.

In one episode of the stop-motion series "Supermansion" (now on Amazon Prime) the Batman parody character has to decide whether he wants to be a vampire or werewolf and when you get into it, they both sound pretty bad. If I had to make a choice, neither seems like a good option.

Anyway, I doubt any werewolf movie can ever be as awful as "Lycan Colony" this extremely low budget movie I bought from Rifftrax. It's so bad they try to digitally insert a tattoo on a guy's neck and you see it moving and as one riffer says they even manage to make rolling look fake!

Sorry to ramble but it's Monday morning and I'm really tired.

Timothy S. Brannan said... I have to go and find "Lycan Colony!"