“The Devil Inside” team’s next project: faux found footage werewolf film

A. Quinton — Jan. 12th 2012

Bloody Disgusting has turned up some exclusive news on the next project to be undertaken by the creative team behind recent critical flop / box office hit The Devil Inside. Director William Brent Bell and writer / producer Matthew Peterman have collaborated on the script for an as-of-yet unnamed werewolf film, also to be assembled from “found footage” like Devil. According to Bloody Disgusting, the film will be about someone who turns into a werewolf while being held in police custody.

Some halfway decent werewolf special effects shown through deliberately lo-fi faux found footage could make for some great visuals, but as we’ve seen time and time again, great visuals don’t make up for a wretched story. I haven’t seen The Devil Inside (and most likely never will, since pretty much everything about it falls outside the scope of my interest), but the box office numbers being what they are in the face of such negative mainstream reviews indicates that the film has found an audience somewhere. Horror fans, maybe? I’d like to hear what Werewolf News readers thought about the film.

As for this new “werewolf in jail” film, I’m thinking: alternate version of the Monster Squad wolfman’s story? Come on, someone get Jon Gries on the phone.

  • Anonymous

    Someone hand a suitcase of money to the folks who made that Hoxford film – that’s the werewolf in jail movie I want to see. 

  • YESSSSSSSSS.

  • Laughing Hyena

    So I take it that means it won’t have an ending at all too? Or a cut that directs towards a webpage before the credit crawl?

    Because that’s all the griping I’ve been hearing about “The Devil Inside” lately. Also I’ve heard that “The Devil Inside” is really, really bad. So that audience it found are people who enjoy dumb or bad films to make fun of with their friends. However, it isn’t the next “The Happening” or “The Room”. But because it was made on the cheap, it made money back and then some. Great.

  • Roukas

    Unfortunately the potential for a great werewolfy story isn’t a guarantee for a great and engaging werewolfy story. I recently watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and even though 80% of that movie involved old British people looking suspiciously at each other (j/k ;) ), I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. You’d think that a suspense story with a freaking werewolf involved would automatically be better. Sadly, there’s a high probability that the werewolf-captive guy will say things like “There are things in this world that…you can’t understand. You think these bars can hold me? Ha ha haa…”, and then the scary Gregorian-chorus music will be all chanty and “Ohhhh dominuuus, DOOOM-IIIIEE-NOOOS, OOOH!” like Dracula was about to blow all the locks on the cages of a bat-convention or something.