As a whodunit that may or may not involve lycanthropes, Werewolves Within has its share of plot twists. But for me, the biggest surprise happened in the closing credits, which read “Based on the video game Werewolves Within.”
I really shouldn’t have been surprised. Not only does the French game developer studio Ubisoft get the movie’s first production logo, but Werewolves Withinfeels like a game. At its core, the movie is about a straight-laced outsider who comes into a community to figure out which one of its many weird residents is a killer. We, the viewers, follow along, jumping at clues and making our guesses as it unfolds.