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"Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge



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Old 09-30-21, 08:40 AM
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

I really like Wilding so glad my subset suggestion of it was picked up. I'll comment more after re-watching but here's my original comments on it from 2019:

Wildling (2018, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ From the engagingly cryptic introduction to it's more average middle Wilding flirts with overly familiar plot elements but ends up working despite those with a fantastic finale and some neat creature effects. Seems to get weaker as it goes along and doesn't try to avoid being predictable.
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Wildling uses the same "onset of menstruation = savagery" you see in films like The Company of Wolves and Ginger Snaps. I thought it was well done and well acted, but you could see the plot unfolding conventionally with no surprises. The theme song at the end by the former lead singer of 4 NonBlondes isn't half bad
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I really like Wilding so glad my subset suggestion of it was picked up. I'll comment more after re-watching but here's my original comments on it from 2019:

Wildling (2018, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ From the engagingly cryptic introduction to it's more average middle Wilding flirts with overly familiar plot elements but ends up working despite those with a fantastic finale and some neat creature effects. Seems to get weaker as it goes along and doesn't try to avoid being predictable.
So you're the one to blame for me watching this! Nah, I pretty much agree with you and Gobear. There were familiar elements (and I think Ginger Snaps did it better), but I enjoyed the movie and pretty rated it like you did (***1/2 out of *****). Good performances helped too: Bel Powley, Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler (who looks great, but really should be playing the mother instead of the older sister of a high school character).
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

Overall, I liked the movie. It didn't reinvent the wheel or anything. It stuck close to most werewolf tropes, but it felt like they added some more folk horror elements.
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I really liked the look of this film and the creature effects. Strong performances all around (Dourif never disappoints). Like others said, it doesn't really tread new ground, but I was into it throughout. I'd give it ***1/2 out of *****.

Sidenote: Those are some uninspired movie posters.
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The psychological approach to werewolfish is surreal and refreshing. That murders aren’t emphasized as much as the mind warp mental battle with symbolism and flashbacks. I don’t usually like backstory heavy exposition that seeks to explain the motives of whichever characters (rather than showing them in a fleshed present scene) but Wilding is uses backstory well.

Actress Bel Powley is brilliant with varied nonverbal and nails it as a relatable innocent werewolf. The characters are mostly likeable and that goes a long way (versus movies like Witchfinder General or Carrie where so much of everyone is a jerk). It’s a cool twist on the rabid pitchfork villager tropes.
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

Not in Netflix anymore, or yet. Anyone find this streaming somewhere?
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Not in Netflix anymore, or yet. Anyone find this streaming somewhere?
Here you go.

https://www1.putlockert.com/?s=wildling
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Not in Netflix anymore, or yet. Anyone find this streaming somewhere?
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If you dont mind asian subtitles this on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/xVx_4_cfxdY

It's also streaming on AMC+ through Amazon as well as DirectTV.
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

Despite the really bad YouTube stream, I really enjoyed this a lot. I might pick up the bd. One of my favorites from the subset that I’ve never seen.
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

I've been collecting these IFC Midnight titles for some time, and glad to see this one getting some love. I liked how this one came at another angle from Ginger Snaps. Child raised in limited environment is dropped into modern society. We get to see the primitive, unvarnished responses. Didn't realize that was Liv Tyler. Used to think that poster on Netflix was Cillian Murphy.
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
If you dont mind asian subtitles this on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/xVx_4_cfxdY

It's also streaming on AMC+ through Amazon as well as DirectTV.
Thanks. Couldn’t get the first to work in iOS, but the YouTube link worked well.
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Similar to what others have said, I really enjoyed it. Very well done, but not very inventive. Some great performances, and one I’ll likely watch again.

Stealing rbrown’s subset ranking idea:

Curse of the Demon, 8/10
The Phantom Carriage, 8/10
Carrie, 8/10
Fade to Black, 8/10
Cure, 8/10
Battle Royale, 8/10

The Spiral Staircase, 8/10
Slumber Party Massacre 2, 7/10
The Ninth Gate, 7/10
A Bay of Blood, 7/10
The Frighteners, 7/10

Road Games, 7/10
Slither, 7/10
Witchfinder General 7/10
Wildling, 7/10
Planet Terror, 7/10
The Mortuary Collection, 6/10
Cutting Class, 6/10
Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou, 6/10
In Search of Darkness, 6/10
Tower of Evil, 5/10
Grave Robbers, 5/10
Daughters of Darkness, 5/10

Silent Madness, 5/10
The Severed Arm, 4/10
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Re: "Wildling" Reviews/Discussion - 2021 Horror Challenge

Brad Dourif was good but his character vacillated on Anna too much -- kill her, save her, kill her, save her unborn. I did not understand the motivations of Wolf Man either but I guess Anna needed to be told about her origins and got assistance from him at the end. Overall I enjoyed it.

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