One of the craziest films to play this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Eight for Silver (review), a 19th-century period horror in which a werewolf terrorizes a small town in France.
The horror film, directed by Sean Ellis, is kind of a mess, but there’s something really, really good hiding within. Released as is, horror fans can expect an exceptionally gory werewolf film with some seriously impressive practical effects marred by clumsy CGI. It’s also a bit too long and you can feel it. With that said, if a distributor were to massage the film a bit, Eight for Silver could easily become a cult classic.
Digressing, Sundance shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the Gothic horror featuring The Predator‘s Boyd Holbrook as John McBride, a pathologist assigned to determine if the body of a 14-year-old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast.
“McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Alistair Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Kelly Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim, has been missing for two weeks. Distraught and determined to keep her daughter safe, Isabelle finds comfort in the arrival of John while he is forced to confront the horrors of his own dark past.”