Wolves of Kromer, The
In a small village there were once a couple of young beasts that fell in love with one another. However, as in all macabre love stories there is a mob that has been blinded by the emotional and moral confusion that has been created by an evil force. The question is whether the beasts will be able to live their life and love each other, or if they will be murdered in the end.
A clever take on gay werewolves, and not at all what you'd expect. While it doesn't portray gays in the most positive light, it does portray them as entirely human... and as a lot better than many other types of people out there. I recommend the DVD version of this, because it is very interesting hearing 70 year old women talking about how fun it is to work with these young boys.
As a word of caution. The movie does have a very frustrating and angering ending.
This movie won a 2001 Queer Horror award.
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I just rented this movie because the story sounded intresting. What I found out is that this moive is both funny and cute at the same time. It was acted well and kept a good flow, and there are some hot guys in itl.
By: missastro ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Really, really brilliant. I own this movie, and have watched it so many times. Really well done, just the right amount of cheese. It's so playful, you can tell everyone had a good time while making it. Has a love-it-or-hate-it ending, though. Some people might call this a curiously 'straight' gay-themed movie, but it works so well.
You should check it out.
By: Todd Surfs ( email@example.com )
Brit Charles Lambert adapted his play, a 'fantasy [about] homophobia and gossip about gays. Kromer, a village in rural England, dances with wolves surrounding the town. The 'wolves' are performed by barefoot young men clad in worn jeans and fur coats with furry tails. Their promiscuity, theft, wild bonfire parties, and other activities are deplored by the hypocritical back-stabbers who reside in the small village of Kromer. Seth (Lee Williams), a new wolf on the prowl,pairs off with Gabriel (James Layton). In Kromer, a woman is being poisoned by her servants who plan to put the blame on the 'sinful' wolves. Soon a vigilante hunt gets underway, projecting even more parallels with homosexuality.
Sterling performances from all concerned, and a finale that transforms a bleak Romeo and Juliet ending into something joyous and uplifting.
Layton's Gabriel is the dark, silent, brooding type: a hunk who falls deeply for the younger, blonder, bewitching Seth.
Layton and Williams are extraordinarily handsome - in particular, Williams has a lambent beauty that took my breath away. Both give great, understated performances that cut to the bone.
I haven't loved a movie so much in at least five years.
If you haven't seen it, do so. You're in for a real treat.
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