(D: James Isaac, 110 min)
It's the dog days of summer, so this little werewolf thriller is well timed. Looking a little bit like 80s vampire classic Near Dark, this neo-western horror film tells the story of a war between good and evil werewolves - with a few not-so-helpless humans caught in the middle, of course. Jason Behr , Rhona Mitra and Natassia Malthe star, which proves that at least these shapeshifters have good taste.
(D: Matthew Vaughn, 130 min)
Based on the Neil Gaiman novel, this grown-up fairy tale about a magical realm and a quest for a fallen star has an all-star cast - Claire Danes , Michelle Pfeiffer , Ricky Gervais , Robert De Niro , Peter O'Toole , Sienna Miller . Director Matthew Vaughn 's last movie was the Daniel Craig crime thriller Layer Cake.
Both open Friday (August 10). Screened after press time - see review of Stardust August 10 and Skinwalkers August 13 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.