Hello, dear readers, this week I’m bringing you a movie that truly is as cool as it sounds. WolfCop is a rambunctious comedy that puts a whole new spin on the werewolf lore. With a little bit of Satanism, shape shifters, betrayal, pretty ladies, and, of course, one of the most badass werewolves around, this movie is sure to have you howling with laughter (see what I did there).

The Breakdown

Plot:

We open with a credits scene that shows some kind of hunt where a group of cloaked figures pursues a werewolf. The werewolf is shot just before the actual beginning of our story, but this is an important scene for future plot. We are introduced to our main guy, Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), who is on the town’s local police force, a slob, and a horrible drunk. He stumbles in to work, probably smelling like an unwashed rest stop toilet where we meet his better counterpart, Tina (Amy Matysio). From here he is sent on assignment to check up on complaints made by the local conspiracy theorist and mechanic, Willie Higgins (Jonathan Cherry).

Willie claims that there is some kind of Satanic cult performing rituals in his back woods. Lou disregards it as being annoying teenagers and tells Willie to call if they show up again. That night, Willie does make that call and Lou heads out in to the woods, hoping to chase out some teens and be done with it. However, he is knocked unconscious by a mysterious hooded figure. When he wakes up in the morning, somehow back in his own bed, he experiences strange flashbacks of a creepy ritual where someone was being killed. When Lou gets a call to report to a murder scene, his visions become all too real. That night he goes to the local bar to blow off some steam, but is attacked by members of a gang in the bathroom. However, Lou catches a lucky break (sort of) and transforms in to a werewolf!

Naturally, he tears a part the gang members and flees to the woods. This is where the movie really starts to get fun. He is caught by Willie, who shows footage of Lou being a werewolf to Lou when he wakes up in the morning to prove that he’s become cursed. The two decide that they need to stick together to figure out what’s going on and make sure Lou doesn’t go on a killing spree. The two of them head in to town to dig up whatever information they can on werewolves and the occult. They soon discover a strange pattern of murders happening the same time every 35 years or so. One happened at the same time Lou’s father disappeared. Motivated to discover what happened to his father, Lou digs even deeper and finds out that the ritual that turned him in to a werewolf is performed by shape shifters in order to harvest the werewolves blood and obtain eternal life.

As days pass the full moon gets closer and closer. Willie and Lou decide that Lou needs to be locked up on the night of the full moon in order to prevent him from killing innocents. Willie locks Lou up in a cell at the police station, but Lou simply rips the door off of the cell in order to take a call from a concerned citizen. This is where this movie gets amazing. They tell werewolf Lou that a local donut shop is being robbed and for some reason, being a werewolf makes Lou want to be a good cop. He and Willie get geared up and head to the donut shop where Lou easily disarms the bad guys and heads out with a box full of donuts. Lou decides it’s also time to “pimp out,” his ride in to the Werewolf-mobile. It’s a pretty classic montage scene of him using power tools and paint to make his car look flippin’ awesome. They then take their new ride out to the local biker gang’s hangout, where again Lou takes some justice in to his own hands…or paws, rather. This has one of my favorite scenes where Lou jumps out of the car and rips a man’s face clean off. However, the guy doesn’t die and just keeps scaring the hell out of Willie during the entire fight. Lou and Willie blow up the hangout and head back to the police station, where Lou is drugged by a shape shifter and we discover that Willie is one as well. Unable to find her partner, Tina tracks down Lou and the shape shifters in time to stop them from killing him and using his blood to obtain eternal life. With one final gun battle, Lou is released from his werewolf curse and things are set straight in the town again.

Acting:

Surprisingly, for a movie of this nature the acting was excellent. Lou is the perfect kind of loveable dirtbag and Willie is just weird enough to be funny without being awkward. Everyone plays off of each other really well and even manages to make something as ridiculous as a werewolf police officer seem really cool. Tina was one of my favorites as she has this great Midwestern accent that makes all of her mocking that much more endearing, also she kicks some serious ass throughout the movie.

Visuals:

The one thing I always look for in a werewolf movie is how well the transition scene is for the werewolf and WolfCop, has an incredible one. They went off of the sort of skinwalker legend and he sheds his human skin while the beast from within bursts out of his flesh. It’s really gnarly looking and some premium gore. The overall look of the wolf itself is great as well. It’s very humanoid, which works with the whole plot of the movie. The practical FX are all really well done and create some awesome scenes.

What Say I:

This is a super fun movie that you can enjoy alone or with friends. WolfCop brings not only some great action and fighting sequences together, but also very interesting lore and gore. It looks great, the writing and acting are well put together, and I highly suggest you check it out the next time you’re in the mood to see either a great comedy or a quality werewolf flick.

Credits & Other Stuff:

Writer:  Lowell Dean
Director: Lowell Dean

Trailer for, WolfCop.

About The Author

A graduate in Creative Writing, I love horror, scifi, action, and revenge movies, but b-movies hold a special place in my heart.

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