In the middle ages, superstition and its relationship to the Church’s doctrines were central to village life for a Christian community. To question these happenings amounted to Heresy.
When the villagers discover a creature unlike any they have seen before, they believe it to be a werewolf. The creature is captured and put in a bear pit to await trial at the next full moon, when it is believed it will transform fully into a werewolf. A silver arrow is prepared to kill the creature and other remedies such as putting a stake through its heart and burying it at a crossroads are discussed.