Marvel‘s Halloween special Werewolf by Night will be released through the Disney+ streaming service on October 7th, and now we know exactly how long this special presentation is going to be. Collider reports that the official running time for Werewolf by Night is 52 minutes and 37 seconds.
A secret screening of the special was recently held at Fantastic Fest, and reactions from that screening have started popping up on social media. You can see a collection of reactions below… and they make Werewolf by Night sound very promising, especially for genre fans.
Composer Michael Giacchino directed Werewolf by Night, working from a script by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron. The special has the following synopsis:
On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.
Gael García Bernal, Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, Al Hamacher, Eugenie Bondurant, and Kirk Thatcher star.
Giacchino previously directed the short film Monster Challenge and an episode of the animated series Star Trek: Short Treks. He worked with Marvel on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Speaking with Empire, Giacchino described Werewolf by Night as a “love letter to monsters and the humanity behind them”. He said the special delivers “fun horror”, and added that it gave his nephew a sleepless night after he watched it.
Werewolf by Night looks awesome to me. I was already hyped after seeing the trailer, and these reactions have boosted my hype level even further. Will you be watching this Marvel / Disney+ special? Let us know by leaving a comment below.