Wolfcop is a little Canadian production that has been fighting to get made/released for a couple of years. Well I am so very happy to say that today, I watched Wolfcop in a major theatre.
A couple of years ago I ran into the folks behind Wolfcop at their table at the Calgary Entertainment and Horror Convention. At that time they were trying to drum up votes in a contest amongst indie films to get funded. They didn’t win, but they did drum up interest, and this year when they appeared the the expo, they were announcing the up coming release of Wolfcop. I was really glad to hear this as the folks behind the film seem pretty damned cool. Both years they handed out Wolfcop badges to those who would tweet or post to Facebook about Wolfcop. I did it both years and have both versions of the badge, which is pretty awesome. They did a good job grabbing my attention and I have been waiting to see this film. I am happy to say it was worth the wait.
Wolfcop tells the tale of Lou Garou, a drunk cop in a small town who get’s turned into a Werewolf. Instead of just going rogue like most Werewolves, he decides to start kickin’ criminal ass as Wolfcop. Also, while he’s doing that, he’s got to get to the bottom of why he’s a werewolf, and just what the hell is going on in his little town.
Wolfcop is a low budget homage to the cheezy slasher/monster horror flicks of the 70’s and 80’s. It’s not a movie to be taken seriously, it’s a movie to be enjoyed for what it is. This is the movie for the person who enjoyed Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun. If you rented those cheezy horror movies from your corner video store as a kid in the 80’s then Wolfcop is the movie for you. Watch it with an open mind, and take it for what it is and you might just find that you’ve watched a brilliant film.Unfortunately, it most likely won’t be in the theater for long, and even if it did, it’s a Canadian only release. But that means it most likely will be available for purchase, and if that’s the case, I say buy it!
Check out the trailer below:
Up until two nights ago, I never even heard of this movie, and now I want to tell everyone about it… This movie is so darn funny.
Starring Barry Bostwick (the Mayor from Spin City among many other rolls), in the title roll of FDR who must stand up (pun intended) against the Axis Werewolf forces of Germany, Italy and Japan. Inflicted with Polio when he was bit by a werewolf on a hunting trip in 1933, FDR goes on to take the presidency and lead the free world in it’s battle against the Evil Werewolves.
Peppered with references to the real FDR’s policies, this is NOT a biopic: this is one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in so long. With so many jokes back to back, if on fails, don’t worry as the next one will get you. The acting is surprisingly good (with a lot of “that guy” actors), and for such a silly concept, written rather well. This is a movie that had me laughing from start to finish. Hell, I liked it so much that I watched it twice in one week. Full of cursing and sexual innuendos, so if you’re some kind of prude don’t watch it (and stop reading my blog), but if that doesn’t bother you then you MUST see this movie.
Okay… Now I expected Strippers Vs.Werewolves to be bad, really bad. I really didn’t expect much at all from this film. Man was I wrong: this was a really fun film.
Lets see… Werewolves and other creatures of the night exist, and one gets killed by a stripper when she gets scare while performing a private dance for him and stabs him in the eye socket with a silver pen. The club owner, who has experience with werewolves, hatches a plan to get rid of the body.
Meanwhile, back at werewolf headquarters, they are starting to miss their now dead werewolf friend and start hunting for him.
About this time, we find out that the stripper who killed the werewolf is engaged to be married to one of the werewolves, though she doesn’t know he’s a werewolf. Funny thing: he doesn’t know that she’s a stripper and is the one that killed the member of his pack.
So, the werewolves leave a trail of death on their search for the killer of their brother, while the strippers prepare for the inevitable werewolf onslaught.
Stylishly filmed, and the actors actually act. There are a few familiar faces (Hey Guy Ritchie – did you try to make a horror film?). Now, I’m not saying this film deserves any awards, and to be honest it is a little too long for the amount of actual story. It’s low budget, and for a werewolf film, you never see a transformation from man to wolf – just one moment you see the human face, then the next moment they’re a werewolf. Also, Robert Eglund gets top billing but does sweet f#$% all in this film – he’s a ruse to get people to watch (I hate when film makers pull that kind of crap). That said, it’s a fun action packed, silly film that deserves to be watched.
Here’s the trailer: