the plot is incredibly straightforward but ticks a lot of the right classic monster movie boxes to make fans of Hammer Horror mostly happy. Sure some of it doesn't make much sense, but it entertains throughout
the film is more suspenseful than scary, higher on sustained atmosphere than well-rounded characters. But it moves along at a stately pace and remains involving, driven by eerie ambient music, soupy chiaroscuro visuals..
Sean Ellis revisits the werewolf curse by way of gypsy rage through Gothic period horror. The filmmaker introduces exciting new lore and gruesome gore, but it's undone by bland characters, sluggish pacing, and tired tropes
"Eight for Silver" deliciously revives and enhances the werewolf genre; Director Sean Ellis succeeds in crafting the mood and setting needed for solid suspenseful horror, and his new take on the lycanthrope myth is both fresh and gross, in a good way
"Eight For Silver" bites into a divergent werewolf concept that successfully adapts gorgeous period architectures, but slumps into generics (and shoddy digital effects) as the overlong movie well overstays its welcome