Has anyone seen Italian werewolf film “Versipellis”?

A. Quinton — Jan. 13th 2012

See if you can guess what Versipellis is about from the trailer alone. I see some pained expressions, a giant placenta (?), some nicely-done transformation shots involving lots of teeth, a detective who seems to spend a lot of time wandering around on his own or writhing at his desk, and a few glimpses of a classic werewolf.

Okay, now here’s the IMDB synopsis, provided by “Anonymous”:

Giulio and Francesco Ferretti are two young twins, with a harsh childhood. They lived among scary and twisted folks’ beliefs. Because of a too apprehensive and catholic mother, an absent father and a mysterious physical anomaly, Giulio, the most quiet between the two brothers, heads away from his family, having no desire of being in touch with the rest of the world. Francesco seems to suffer Giulio’s departure and becomes nervous and unbearable . It’s a radical changing in their lives, that gets worse because of the discovering of a secret involving their birth, a secret that leads the twins to confront themselves with the darkest human side. A secret that seems related to the murders commissioner Vanni is trying to solve. It’s something that link Giulio and Francesco to the legend of VERSIPELLIS. While Vanny is searching for the truth in the streets of a dark Rome, the two brothers start hunting for each others…

Okay, yeah, I would watch that – the trailer looks solid! Give me some English subtitles and I’m good to go. Have any Werewolf News readers seen this film, and if so, what’d you think?

Thanks to reader Reepicheep for submitting the trailer and IMDB link!

  • Jeremyp88

    where can i download or watch this film? it looks really good

  • I misread “a giant placenta” as “a giant pancetta.”  Which sounds a lot nicer.

  • The “giant placenta” reminds me of Paul Schrader’s Cat People, which I just watched last weekend. On the director’s commentary, he uses the word “placenta” more times than I ever expected to hear in my entire life.

  • guest

    Looks awesome, but I can’t find it anywhere.

  • Anonymous

    Looks worth a watch. That placenta bit reminds me of something I wrote XD

  • Doruk Golcu

    Insert “placenta reminds me’ comment here.  In my case, it is Romasanta ;)

    I would definitely like to watch this as well.  Any idea where to find it?

  • this short film is not out yet, not even a premiere date. but u can find more on his Fb page.