Directed By: Lowell Dean
Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aiden Devine, Jesse Moss, Corrine Conley
Synopsis: Part man. Part wolf. All cop.
Thoughts: Wolfcop was destined for my shelves the second I saw the poster. When the poster hit the internet, it created an immense amount of buzz based on the image alone. It’s currently available on video, as well as hitting the convention circuit.
I picked up one of the limited Blu Rays available only at Best Buy, which was a good move by them as I hadn’t been in my local store for quite some time. I’ve since watched it a couple of times, as well as most of the special features. Wolfcop was successful in being more than just a great poster and interesting premise. It delivered with a decent story and pretty damn good practical FX to boot.
The acting is pretty uneven, but the cast is largely unknown. Leo Fafard, who plays Lou Garou and the titular Wolfcop, overplay his role a bit at the beginning of the movie, but really hits stride once the lycanthropy action ramps up and ends up being very likable. Sarah Lind is smoldering as the local bar owner Jessica, and actually displays some acting chops as well. There are a few lines and scenes that are a bit clunky, but overall this is a well-acted small budget movie.
Although the cast is strong, the effects are the real stars of the show. Wolfcop prides itself on practical effects, and it should! The transformation scenes are great, and bring a new twist to werewolf movies. Let’s just say that Wolfcop proves that Wolfman has nards. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when WC rips off a bad guys face, leaving a very comical, yet bloody, skeletal face.
If you couldn’t tell by the premise and poster, Wolfcop has plenty of humor throughout. It succeeds by blending campy humor and groan-worthy one-liners with some pretty gory moments and a dash of T&A thrown in for good measure. This is a flick well worth seeing and supporting, so grab a beer and enjoy!