When something slaughters a family camping in the French countryside, the freakishly large and powerful Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott O’Connor) is arrested for the crime.
While as his public defender Kate (A.J. Cook) argues his case, she begins to suspect he’s suffering from a rare medical condition that causes physical abnormalities. But as they begin the tests, Kate discovers his truth is far more monstrous that she ever imagined…
Wer takes a different approach to the overall stale Sub-Horror werewolf genre, going for more of a bigfoot vibe, which isn't a particularly bad thing overall as this would work well however this wasn't meant to be. As the film began I honestly thought we were in for yet another found footage horror, but as the story unfolds and we meet our cast of unlikable legal types it became clear that this was just VERY badly shot. The acting wasn't the issue, the acting was on par however the characters themselves were one dimensional and you just wished for them to die as quickly as possible.
The Talan character did work, he was menacing and beast like, so it is a huge shame that aspect of the film let it down. A technical point which was brought up to me by fellow reviewer (and one half of the Cousins Grimm) was the inconsistent time stamps. There is a part of the film where Talan is being tested which sees a conversation with one of the doctors jump from 1.00 to 0.001 in the space of seconds, and this was only one of several moments where this happens....it happens ALOT.
Do i dare say it.....WER would have actually worked a hell of alot better as a Found Footage film, a creepy Werewolf film in this style would be pretty cool and you would forgive some of the less flattering parts of the film.
The film is watchable, a fun cheap film you will do doubt be able to buy on amazon for a few quid in November and it wasn't INBRED levels of awful (seriously I hated INBRED)