GenreAction, Horror, Mystery Running time1h 33m Music directorBrett Detar LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) (Japan)September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23) (United States) WriterWilliam Brent Bell (screenplay), Matthew Peterman (screenplay) CastA.J. Cook (Kate Moore), Sebastian Roché (Klaus Pistor), Vik Sahay (Eric Sarin), Stephanie Lemelin (Claire Porter), Oaklee Pendergast (Peter Porter), Angelina Armani (Claire's Sister) Similar moviesUnderworld, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Awakening, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Wolfman
WER Official Trailer (2014) HD
Wer is a 2013 American independent horror film directed by William Brent Bell. The film stars A.J. Cook as a defense attorney who discovers that her client is a werewolf. The film was released in Japan on November 16, 2013, and was released to VOD in the United States in August 2014.
Defense attorney Kate (A.J. Cook) is called to defend Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott O'Connor), after he is charged with the murders of a vacationing family. She learns that he is a werewolf who is capable of the slayings. Talan then escapes from his imprisonment into the city of Lyon, France.
A. J. Cook as Kate Moore
Vik Sahay as Eric Sarin
Simon Quarterman as Gavin Flemyng
Sebastian Roché as Klaus Pistor
Brian Scott O'Connor as Talan Gwynek
Stephanie Lemelin as Claire Porter
Oaklee Pendergast as Peter Porter
Angelina Armani as Claire's Sister
Brian Johnson as Henry Porter
Collin Blair as British Reporter (as Collin Jay Blair)
Corneliu Ulici as Police Officer
Plans for Wer were initially announced in January 2012 during an interview with Dread Central, when Bell and producer Matthew Peterman said they had been working on a werewolf-themed project for the past 10 months. The two initially planned to begin production on the film, a "faux-documentary style project," in Romania during April 2012.
In March 2012, Cook was confirmed as the lead heroine of Wer, and Rob Hall's Almost Human, Inc company was recruited to create the movie's special effects. Later that same year, Vik Sahay and Sebastian Roché were also attached to the project. Sahay initially debated whether or not to take the role of Eric Sarin due to a busy schedule, but ultimately decided to join because the character and the movie's world "were just too interesting to walk away from".
Filming for Wer began in May 2012 in Bucharest, Romania, and Bell shot the movie concurrently with another project, The Vatican. A trailer for Wer was released in October 2013. Additionally, the film is not, as may have been mentioned earlier, a found footage film.