Filmmaker Lucas Birnie is seeking backers for upcoming indie creature-feature, Were-Wool. Influenced equally by the 1981 John Landis classic tale of full-moon bloodlust, An American Werewolf in London, and James Gunn’s 2006 cult splatter comedy Slither, the director aims to, as stated on the film’s Kickstarter page, be “the culmination of a few of my – and what I can only hope are also your – favourite things: love, laughs, lycanthropy, sheep, blood, guts, and more blood.”
Here’s a brief synopsis of the story, also from the movie’s Kickstarter page: “Max Pemberton is your average everyday shmuck who has had to give up on his aspirations and settle into a more practical lifestyle in the rural town of Lafontaine with his long-time girlfriend, and local veterinarian, Sarah Ackerman. Fed up with his work as an archivist for the local insurance broker Max makes a last-ditch effort to take charge of his life, that is, until under the light of the full moon when everything changes. Max must now fight to rid himself of his affliction, trying to salvage what’s left of his humanity while managing his work life and his relationship before it’s too late.”
Is the film’s monster a werewolf, a were-sheep, or something else entirely? Well, whatever it is, you’d better get a pair of silver shears.
Watch the teaser clip below.