Sins of a Werewolf is a hilarious short film from the Chattanooga Film Fest. The story follows Father Donovan after he has been bitten by a strange creature. Every full moon since the attack, he transforms into a bloodthirsty beast. Despite all the killings, it is not all bad news. For example, attendance at church has gone up.
The short pokes fun at religion, greed, and gender roles. In a particularly funny scene, Donovan is more worried about his sexuality than the possibility he has killed someone. The indifference regarding why people have started coming back to the parish also leads to some humorous moments. The film manages to find humor in some of the most surprising moments.
Sins of a Werewolf brings up some interesting questions. The most obvious one is why werewolf movies are not held in the same esteem as vampire films. Vampires have a sex appeal that werewolves lack, but when it comes to movies they both have the same hit to miss ratio. There are some great werewolf films and vampire stories that are almost impossible to watch.
It also brings to light the importance of the short film. The comedy horror comes under thirty minutes. During that time, it brings laughs, blood, and plenty of scares. Anything longer may dilute the effect of what has happened. There are plenty of movies that would be so much better if they knew when to end. Sins of a Werewolf maximizes its time to deliver a great story.
The Chattanooga Film Festival takes place from June 24 – June 29
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