- horror reviews - MOH 2020

The Wolf Of Snow Hollow

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2020
Runtime: 1h 23min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Plot Summary: Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there's no such thing as werewolves.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Surprisingly funny movie about toxic masculinity, with great writing. Also, the police are hunting down a werewolf.

Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
3.5 out of 4 stars -

A warning to the comment section that this is undeniably and explicitly a werewolf movie about toxic masculinity. John even has a speech about how the myth of the werewolf came about as a way to explain horrific violence against women, often committed in the light of the full moon because it allowed them to see what they were doing. It couldn't be men. It must be the wolf's fault. And the film's final turns only amplify this theme, one that doesn't feel tacked onto the narrative as much as inherently a part of a genre that has long been built on damsels in distress. This time, a filmmaker is willing to interrogate what that says about mankind too.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Grade: B - Jim Cummings' inspired werewolf movie The Wolf Of Snow Hollow has way more laughs than scares

Among the many quirks of this very idiosyncratic comedy is that it really is structured like a thriller or a horror film. (The original, more serious-sounding title, The Werewolf, still appears in the opening credits, at least on the screener provided for this review.) There are gruesome crime scenes, creepy suspects, and audience-implicating killer's eye point-of-view shots. The hero is pursuing his own theory, no matter the toll it takes on his personal life. But one major difference is that the characters are all Jim Cummings creations, speaking dialogue that is both believable and demented, with a wonderful ear for our awkward verbal reflexes, banalities, and resentments.