Halloween Horror Marathon: WolfCop

poster - WolfCop30 seconds into WolfCop, and I desperately wish I’d bought the Shooting Guns score One Way Static put out for MondoCon. It’s Sabbath-y blues rock, and it sets the scene for the movie absolutely perfectly. The music, much like the movie, is tongue-in-cheek over the top. It’s a hell of a fun flick. WolfCop is silly enough to keep things light, but bloody enough to make the movie worthy of calling itself a horror film. The transformation our hero Lou Garou undergoes is fucking brutal in and of itself, to say nothing of the first few kills.

There’s something about WolfCop that’s hard to put your finger on. Maybe it’s the way it devotedly follows horror movie tropes — especially those of the the werewolf variety — while winkingly acknowledging them and tweaking them. There’s some showing of the seams here and there — Lou Garou’s werewolf makeup is considerably less detailed for action scenes, and you only get one really great transformation scene, but that only adds to the charm, because once you’ve seen them, your imagination fills in the later gaps.
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