I had been wanting to give The Wolf of Snow Hollow another watch since I watched it Christmas Day of 2020. I thought it was fitting to rewatch it for Father’s Day since that is a major part of the story. This was one of my favorite movies from 2020 and I had kinda forgotten how good this movie is. It shifts between heartwarming, heartbreaking, funny, and terrifying easily and often.
Jim Cummings wrote and directed The Wolf of Snow Hollow as well as starring in it. This is still the only movie that Jim Cummings has made that I’ve seen but this movie made me learn who he was. When he cameoed in Halloween Kills I was excited, even though no one else I know had any clue who he was. He made one of the best werewolf movies I’ve seen in some time. This is also one of the prettiest movies I’ve seen, which comes from it being filmed in Utah where the movie was set. The cinematography helps make full use of the state and its beauty.
Cummings built an amazing cast around him. Riki Lindhome, Chloe East, Jimmy Tatro, and Robert Forster star alongside him. This was Robert Forster’s final role before his death and the movie was dedicated to him. Cummings and Forster have a fatherly chemistry that helps you care about their relationship. The different kinds of fatherly relationships in the movie make it so interesting to watch. The sudden murders in the movie strain all of the relationships in the movie. The mystery of what’s actually going on along with the different relationships make the movie such a fun and riveting watch.
The effects used in the movie are simply fantastic. The CG used is incredibly subtle and adds a lot to the movie. The practical effects are great. The werewolf effects are on par with the best that I’ve seen before. Whoever made the werewolf suit did an amazing job. The stunt team also did an amazing job with the stunts throughout the movie. The music from Ben Lovett is great. It adds an interesting feel to the movie that can add an interesting contrast to the movie.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a fantastic movie that can make you laugh then make your eyes tear up in the same scene. I do know that Jim Cummings’s latest movie The Beta Test is available on Hulu, but I haven’t gotten to watch it yet. This is still one of my favorite movies from 2020 and, in my opinion, one of the best werewolf movies made in the last ten years. You can stream this movie on Amazon Prime Video. I give The Wolf of Snow Hollow 10 seam rippers out of 10.