This enjoyable mash-up of history and horror, in the vein of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, features a unique explanation for Henry VIII's notoriously fiery temper: he was actually a werewolf. (That also explains what really happened to his wives.) Though the writing tends toward the simplistic at times, the bloody, rollicking romp contains plenty of amusing scenes and chuckle-worthy humor, plus a delightful set of supporting characters. Performer John McLain's sonorous tones add a sense of midnight movie drama.
Five hundred years ago Henry VIII had a fearsome temper and bloodthirsty reputation to match; more beast than human, some might say. . .Henry the Eighth was the bloodiest king ever to have sat on the throne of England. This fast-paced, exciting, inventive, and just plain bloody retelling of his reign will bring to light the real man behind the myth. Be dragged back kicking and screaming five hundred years into Tudor England.