BETSY aka ANIMAL INSIDE (2017) Reviews of werewolf movie

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‘Release your demons
Betsy is a 2017 American werewolf-themed supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Shawn Burkett (Stranded; Don’t in the Woods and sequel; Watch This; Theatre of the Deranged II segment ‘Panty Raid’). Also released as Animal Inside

The movie stars Erin R. RyanMarylee Osborne, Kelci C. Magel and Josh Miller.


After surviving a vicious assault in the city, Betsy moves to the country to stay with her friend Kayte in hopes of starting over. She meets and falls for Sam (Josh Miller) the local game warden. Everything seems to be going smoothly, however, something begins clawing its way into the moonlight…


“The film features a wonderful cast including Kelci C. Magel and Josh Miller, whose characters of Betsy and Sam ground the film with their love story and give it emotional weight, making you care about what happens. The final act felt a bit rushed but overall Betsy is a formidable beast that I would wholeheartedly recommend.” Pop Horror

“The final effect reminded me of an old grindhouse favorite Werewolf Woman, and yes, that is a good thing. However it is disappointing when characters talk about how torn apart a victim was and then we see a corpse with not so much damage. There are a couple of good gore scenes, but the disconnect between the descriptions and what we see hurts overall.” Beneath the Underground

“The transformation of Betsy offers us a new age werewolf tale with more of a humanoid look that is plenty brutal without sacrificing the development of a great character. The movie has a great, professional look as well.” Possessed Radio

Main cast and characters:

  • Erin R. Ryan … Betsy – The Girl in the Crawlspace; Haunting Inside; Devil’s Trail; Babysitter Massacre; Alone in the Ghost House; Scarewaves; et al
  • Marylee Osborne … Kayte – Devil’s Trail; PrimordialHaunted House on Sorority RowBabysitter Massacre
  • Kelci C. Magel … Betsy – The Sunday Night SlaughterI Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu; Halloween NightMidsummer Nightmares and sequel
  • Josh Miller … Sam – CarousHELL; Amityville: No Escape
  • Joe Kidd … Colin
  • Justin Beahm … Dusty
  • Cheyenne Gordon … Wolf
  • Ryan Stacy … James
  • Mike Pleska … Kevin
  • Jack Norman … Bartender – director of Halloween: The Babysitter Murders; Friday the 13th: The Curse of Jason
  • Payton Krebs … Jill
  • Sam Rose … Hunter

Filming locations:

Brookville, Ohio


Betsy was released on Digital and On Demand on February 12, 2019 via Concept Media Films.

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