Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WolfCop - One Man K-9 Unit

D: Lowell Dean
W: Lowell Dean

S: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind 
Unrated - Approx 79 Min
Echolands Creative Group

 - Here Comes The Fuzz
- Dirty Harry...Only Hairier

Alternative Titles:

"For your safety you should keep him away from booze.....and donuts"

We cinephiles are living in quite an interesting age.  The state of film as it is now is far more self aware than it's been in it's 100 plus year history.  Those of us who grew up with the magic of video stores and VHS tapes have grown up and some of us are now making our own movies.  Movies that we wished we could have seen in our youth.  Enter WolfCop.  While it doesn't strive to emulate the 70's or 80's outright,  it wears it's influences on it's sleeve.

Officer Lou Garou to the rescue......

Jess, the bartender.  She's got really

Officer Lou Garou (A play on the french word for werewolf:  loup-garou) is an alcoholic cop who stumbles into trouble when he is turned into a werewolf by a cult in the woods.  Suddenly Lou's senses are through the roof and he becomes a super cop and one man K-9 unit!  Lou's taking down the bad guys that he used to turn a blind eye too all the while trying to figure out how to deal with his new powers.

Transformations are a bit......messy

Willy...the local crackpot becomes Lou's right hand man.

I've been a fan a werewolf films for as long as I can remember and I'll be honest with you, for the past decade or so, it's been pretty rough going with a slew of half ass flicks that feature terrible CGI transformation scenes and laughable wolfmen.  Sure they're fun for what they are and good for a laugh, but I've been really longing for a good werewolf transformation.  WolfCop delivers that.  Interestingly, instead of Lou just growing hair and having his body metamorphosize (I think I just made that word up......fuck it....I'll go with it!) he literally tears away his skin to reveal the wolf underneath.  This isn't the first time that this has been done.....the werewolf in Van Helsing comes to mind.  But where as that was all done with CG, WolfCop is all practical effects and they're very well done.

It's The Fuzz!

Lou's werewolf form is also quite excellent, calling to mind the original WolfMan, which is a welcome change as well.  Many films try to either make werewolves too human and just add some extra hair around the actors face and hands along with some clawed fingernails.  Others go full wolf.  It's nice to have another balance wolf/man hybrid.  It's an awesome sight to see WolfCop in a torn up police uniform fighting baddies....ripping off their faces and severing limbs and such.

If you're in the mood for something different and you love werewolf flicks, then WolfCop is a must.  It would have fit right in on a video store shelf at Video Paradise back in 1987 and it's a welcome addition to my collection.  Here's hoping that WolfCop II comes to fruition as promised!

Did I mention WolfCop has a WolfMobile?????

You got FACED son!

You want gore?  I got your gore right here for ya.  You've got face ripping, decapitations, limb severing, messy werewolf will not want for the red stuff while watching WolfCop!

You like boobs?  Trick question, of course you do!  Boobs too!  We're two for two so far!

Well, DUH!  It's called WolfCop!  What you got here is a big ol alcoholic lycanthrope with a badge and a gun and he's not afraid to use 'em....or his claws.  Whoa!  Three for three!  It's got the Don Dohler seal of approval!  Blood, Boobs & Beasts!  See what I did there?

Final Thoughts
What can I say that I haven't already said to convince you to go and watch WolfCop?  Seriously!  What more do you want?  Stop reading....go on Amazon....or hell, it's Spring....jump in your car, drive to Best Buy and BUY WOLFCOP!  DO IT NOW!

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