The werewolves here have glowing eyes and fangs and shard claws on their hands. Kristy Wolfe Charlotte Beckett is a Brussels private eye descended from werewolves who must go to work when her uncle Harry Goldstone is murdered in a politically-motivated attack. The production work, as everything in this movie, does not manage to be effective. Kristy and McGregor arrive too late to stop Randall from sniping Richard. This not only throws the campaign into turmoil, it pisses off hard-boiled private investigator Kristy Wolfe Charlotte Beckett since he was her favorite uncle. The only way I would recommend Among the Shadows is if you want to set a new bar for bad cinema. Her only lead, the first lady of France who is also a Vampire…Lindsay Lohan.
Where the hell did that money go??? McGregor dismisses Kristy from the crime scene. Among The Shadows does not disappoint, writer Mark Morgan and director Tiago Mesquita serve up a cocktail of incomprehensible plotting and awful dialogue. The visuals and soundtrack are not used effectively either to create a sinister or tense ambiance. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show. We expect some people transforming into wolf-like creatures, right? But this movie will test your endurance because these are some of the worst visuals I have seen in my life. I cannot express the horror I felt watching Among the Shadows, and not because it was scary.
Both mythical creatures live in war against humans, which are usually their principal or exclusive food source, but a lot of times they are also rivals. Wolfe finds bodies falling all over city and must use her innate instincts to unravel the case and stay alive long enough unmask the conspiracy. Set in the Grimm future of 2021, The European Union has been rocked by the exit of Britain and France. This might be understandable in a low budget feature, but Among The Shadows claims to have had a twelve million dollar budget. On top of that, the acting is bad and aggravate the already disastrous script, which is surprising from a group of experimented actors.
Kristy tracks down Randall Jackson. November 13, 2022 — Acting under the direction of someone unknown, werewolves foster panic in Brussels by randomly attacking joggers. This leads us to the actual star of the film Kristy Wolfe get it, because she is a wolf who is investigating the murder of her uncle who is believed to be killed by vampires. Kristy discovers that someone rigged her car to explode. Patricia subsequently has Max, Frederik, and Matthew executed. Haphazard editing, sudden sex scenes, and other nonsensical non-sequiturs contribute additional carelessness to this cacophony of virtually unwatchable chaos.
But that would take extremely talented filmmakers to pull off. This talk of warring werewolves and vampires, which has almost no bearing on the movie whatsoever, mixed up in assassination conspiracies sounds more appealing than the muddled mystery actually turns out to be. Disinterest seethes during every appearance. McGregor joins Kristy in time to kill another werewolf assassin before he can execute Kristy. Bastien secretly executes Randall before telling Kristy and McGregor that he saw Max Eddelman fleeing. The only thing that grips you into the movie is how jarringly bad the filmmaking is. Frederik arranges for Detective Blazine to die in a car explosion.
Sets come clouded with the fog of smoke machines, even indoors, and are garishly washed in unmotivated blue and violet colors. Kristy asks Blazine to look into the leak, who she suspects could be her lover Bastien. The acting is either bad or the effort is nonexistent. The story is exactly what you think it is, a knock-off script of Underworld with some current day political theatre. McGregor continues angrily confronting Kristy throughout her investigation. Vampires and werewolves had been combined in plenty of movies and stories. The good news is Among the Shadows is exactly what you thought it was, the bad news is, it is exactly what you thought it was.
What we have here is a bad Underworld sequel with current politics added in to try to make it relevant. The campaign manager for the incumbent is murdered by a fellow werewolf. Wolfe must use her innate instinct to unravel this case and keep herself alive long enough to unmask the conspiracy. European politics, werewolves, vampires and Lindsay Lohan. Hilariously however, the person filling in for Lohan sounds nothing like her.
Patricia uses her vampiric powers to kill McGregor. But, I doubt anything could have helped this film. Patricia subdues Kristy, telepathically reveals her plan, and explains that Kristy will be set up to take the fall, but will be released in 12 months to great riches. Rarely do I get giddy about a new release but when I heard about a little movie called Among the Shadows starring Lindsay Lohan, I knew this was a film that I could not miss. Then again, what should I expect from a direct to video on demand release? At least her role was minimal. The concept of centuries-old supernatural battles laying behind modern day politics could make a compelling film. Most people can lower their expectations of a film when dealing with low budget movies, obviously, you are going to get Avengers like special effects here.