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2014 | Canada | 79 min | More...
A still from Wolfcop (2014)
B: 4 stars (out of 5)
on Fri Oct 02, 2020

Ridiculous in the best way. An alcoholic sheriff’s deputy becomes a werewolf and uses his newfound powers to clean up his small town.

In this age of SyFy originals, B-movies have devolved into homogenized camp “starring” D-list performers unable to disguise their contempt for the material.

Not WolfCop. Here we have a lurid, irreverent pulp creation from talented folks backed by a lot of heart. You can feel it in every over-the-top minute.

Consider the transformation scene. A genre staple. Our protagonist, Lou, stumbles drunk into a dingy dive-bar bathroom. As he relieves himself, Lou lets out a howl. His urine turns blood red as his penis sprouts hair and inflates like a trick balloon.

I laughed and cringed in the same breath.

Ditto when WolfCop foils a gang of graffiti artists by hosing them down with his urine.

With WolfCop, it’s not “What if a cop became a werewolf?” It’s “What if a drunken cop stereotype became a werewolf super cop?” The resulting mishmash of cop drama and supernatural horror provides a tone-perfect, greasy hamburger of a movie that clocks in at a scant seventy-nine minutes. I loved it.

But the bit about the ballooning penis already told you everything you needed to know, didn’t it? Followed by Another WolfCop.

Viewing History

    Watched on
    Fri Oct 02, 2020 via Blu-ray (2018 | RLJ Entertainment)
    Watched on
    Wed Jan 31, 2018
    at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun
    Watched on
    Sat Apr 04, 2015 via Netflix