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Video: “HEMLOCK GROVE” gives us a werewolf transformation to be excited about

Produced and shepherded by Eli Roth (who also directed the pilot), HEMLOCK GROVE sees a small Pennsylvania steel town thrown into disarray from a murder whose culprit seems less than human. As the trailers have noted, this all comes with a somewhat warped sensibility that sees soapy trysts, class warfare and werewolves along the way. The latter is the focus here today, as WonderCon (and now you) got an exclusive look at the upcoming series’ painful, skin-peeling transformation.

While the digital work is slightly distracting, this transformation to classic creature is seriously something. A grotesque, arduous feat for gypsy kid Peter Rumancek, the eye gouging, flesh ripping, teeth dropping and AMERICAN WEREWOLF-like face protruding is kind of stunning. There’s also a great little tag. 

All 13 episodes of HEMLOCK GROVE premiere April 19 on Netflix.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
  • SeanCC

    The face protruding is out of A COMPANY OF WOLVES, not AWiL, which looked like a baboon at that particular stage of transformation, with no skin ripping. The digital parts…yeah…”distracting” is a polite way to put it. They should have hired professionals.

    • http://twitter.com/samdzimmerman Sam Zimmerman

      Oh man, you’re right. I haven’t seen COMPANY OF WOLVES in years. The kind of forward motion reminded me of LONDON, but I’m so glad you just got me to rewatch the Company transformation. Forgot how rad it is.

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