With Joe Johnston's remake of The Wolfman, I expected rich, gothic horror and instead I got a hollow shell of a monster mash with a comic book action movie feel. I didn't hate it outright, but I forgot the film's details the very second I stood up from my cushy theater seat. Maybe House of the Wolf Man deliver what monster fans were looking for?
The black and white indie homage, from writer-director Eban McGarr, is finally seeing the light of day on DVD, September 28. McGarr has created an intentional throwback to the Universal Monster series, crafting House of the Wolf Man as an unofficial sequel following the studio's House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula. The film re-unites Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and, of course, the Wolf Man in a tale about a spooky old castle, inherited by new, unsuspecting owners.
Will it deliver where The Wolfman failed? We'll all find out very soon...
(via Shock Till You Drop)