BEAST WITHIN aka HUNTER’S MOON (2019) Reviews and overview

 

‘The game has no players. Only prey.’

Beast Within aka Hunter’s Moon is a 2019 American-Canadian horror feature film about a werewolf stalking the guests at an app launch party.

Directed by Matthew Campagna from a screenplay co-written with Rudy Jahchan, the Build Character production stars Steven Morana, Holly Deveaux, Ari Millen, Colm Feore (The Prodigy) and Art Hindle (The Void; Offspring; The Brood; et al).

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Plot:

A lavish launch party for Supermoon Media’s mobile gaming app ‘Werewolf’ is interrupted by a priest who condemns the party guests as “marked for the beast,” they are convinced it’s a publicity stunt until they find the body of the first victim…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The practical werewolf and gore effects are highly impressive, and the crew members behind this deserve high praise. Hunter’s Moon attempts to put a unique spin on classic werewolf horror, and does a commendable job of it.” Horror Fuel

“On the whole, Beast Within was an enjoyable enough creature feature. It works best when taking a fun who-done-it mystery approach to the storyline as figuring out the creature’s identity is the main selling point to their quest […]Finally realizing the creature responsible and their individual identity is all rather fun and contains some enjoyable attacks and confrontations, helping to overcome the minor flaws associated here.” Horror Screams Video Vault

Beast Within lacks all of the essentials to make it a werewolf film with fangs, the half-hearted social commentary on “tribes” misses the mark with no such groups forming against each other in the film, but plenty of blood is spilled, the dialogue is so awkwardly bad you can’t help but laugh, and the werewolves look fantastic…” Killer Horror Critic

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“The effects look to be practical and are quite good and fairly plentiful for a lower budget film. The werewolf itself is well done Howling type creature the looks quite capable of inflicting the carnage we see. Hunter’s Moon certainly delivers on that front. All in all, though Hunter’s Moon is a fun film even if it isn’t quite on a level with Bonehill Road or High Moon.” Voices from the Balcony

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Release:

Hunter’s Moon premiered at Lusca Fantastic Film Fest in Puerto Rico on 17th October 2019 and been shown at Zed Fest. The movie is now available – retitled Beast Within – on VOD.

Cast and characters:

Colm Feore … Father Roman
Holly Deveaux … Cheyenne
Ari Millen … Remy
Katie Boland … Betty
Steven Morana … August
Art Hindle … Brian
Bobbie Phillips … Melanie
Melissa D’Agostino … Veronica
Marco Timpano … Stan
Mark Andrada … Luke
Nicole Stamp … Natasia
Jon Cor … Yannick
Supinder Wraich … Nikki
Rogan Christopher … Richard
Kassandra Santos Millen … Barbara (as Kassandra Santos)

Filming locations:

3087-25 Sideroad, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada

Working title:

Delusion

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NB. Not to be confused with another 2019 movie formerly known as The Orchard, which has been renamed Hunter’s Moon.

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