In just a few short days, the retro slasher Animal Among Us will be released by Uncork’d Entertainment. It features the surprise return of Nickelodeon’s Larisa Oleynik, though her credits suggest she’s had a healthier work history than I assumed. Both Mad Men and 10 Things I hate About You are on the list (is that the movie, or the short-lived TV series?)
Anyway, she’s back and she’s being chased by a hairy monster….the powers she had in the 90s would have really come in handy here; bet she now regrets swallowing that antidote. Animal Among Us is a basic oldschool slasher with a werewolf-like monster at its center: fifteen years ago two teenage girls were found dead at a campground, and the evidence left behind seemed to suggest an animal attack. The camp was shut down, but whatever went after those girls still lurks today….
And it’s after Oleynik, along with her co-stars: Christian Oliver (“Sense8”, House of Good & Evil), Don Frye, Christine Donlon, Jonathan Murphy, Erin Daniels, Heather Tom, Jasmine Dustin, and Whitney Davis. Animal Among Us was directed by John Woodruff, and it’ll arrive on DVD and VOD platforms November 19.
Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed as an animal attack, the camp was condemned, and the killer never found. But something horrific still waits in those woods, ready to kill again.