Monday, October 5, 2015

Movie Review: "Wolfcop" (2014)

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Director: Lowell Dean
Year: 2014
Rating: UR
Running Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes

An alcoholic, loser cop named Lou Garoud (Leo Fafard) works in a crime-ridden city with no respect for the law. One night while investigating a disturbance in the woods, Lou is attacked by a group of Satan worshipers who turn him into a werewolf for use in their rituals, but Lou has different plans as he uses his new wolf powers to fight crime. 

With a name like "Wolfcop," how could you go wrong? We pretty much got what we expected from a film with such a title, which is something that's horribly wonderful in the best way possible. Leo Fafard plays Lou, who is sort of a redneck and a cop, though he is actually really bad at his job. He's not just bad at being a cop, he's not even a very good person. He can often be found at a local bar, even while on duty, as drinking seems to be his favorite pastime. He becomes the target of some devil worshipers, who use their powers to transform him into a werewolf. Sounds plausible, right? They chose Lou because he is such a loser and they figured, even as a werewolf, he would be easy to control and manipulate. The satanists need a werewolf to sacrifice as it extends their lives when done under the right circumstances at the right time of year. However, they underestimated their subject and he starts to use his wolf powers to fight crime, and even fights against the Satanists themselves. Lou starts to tear people apart in a graphic splatterhouse fashion, and there are some really good, humorous and bloodily violent scenes. On the same token, the way the werewolf transforms is very gross as it bursts out of its human form from the inside, leaving Lou's skin and blood spread across the room. His first transformation happens while in the bathroom, so you can only imagine what part of the body begins to swell and explode first. This film is goriffic, but it is definitely a horror comedy with a strong emphasis on the funny. On both of these fronts, it delivers all around. Despite the film's low budget, it actually does a pretty decent job in the makeup department. The Wolf Cop himself looks good and his transformations are executed very well. This movie is not for everyone; it takes a certain kind of nut-job to enjoy something as bizarre and weird as this, but damn, did we like it! Movies like this are definitely in our wheelhouse, the zanier, the better. It's got weird in spades, along with a hilarious script to boot. Sure, it's no masterpiece, and it's not even at the top of its genre, but it is still enjoyable if you accept it for what it is. The filmmakers went in with a certain set of viewers in mind and executed their plan rather seamlessly. It's obviously based on a goofy idea and plot, but "Wolf Cop" knows what it wants to do, keeps it core audience in mind, and in the end, sticks with tried and true genre-specific cliches and puns, which make it worth your watch.

My Rating: 7/10
BigJ's Rating: 7/10
IMDB's Rating: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?
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  1. sounds like my kind of movie to watch when I have the house to myself (which is often since I have two teenagers). Thanks for the review! I am definitely going to check it out.

    1. That sounds like an awesome thing to do: have the house all to yourself and watch a fun, cheesy horror movie!! I hope you like this one!