The characters and intricate plot is where the movie excels. It takes a short time establishing all we need to know before he gets hairy. Satanists are behind a series of attacks and Lou needs to get to the bottom. WolfCop isn’t a slow burn by any means either- it’s faster than most other B-horrors. The short 79 minute runtime has to do something with the pacing, but still. In 79 minutes we learn a rare twist to the werewolf mythology and primary villains who actually make since. Everything in this movie is connected in one way or another and it’s really fun piecing together the gory or sexy pieces.
The progression between Lou and WolfCop is interesting. He has the strength and enhanced senses and is actually a far more focused, more pleasant policeman in regular human form. Leo does well in showing the perpetually alcoholic Lou overnight become alert to everything going on around him. I just really liked that characterization of him. Lou figures out pretty quickly he’s a werewolf too. The morning after his transformation at the bar he wants to deny what he becomes but he does know. Some of these movies have the characters go through a huge identity crisis they can’t overcome. Lou accepts the fact he is a werewolf and overnight becomes the WolfCop we fall in love with for the next forty-five to fifty minutes.
The action isn’t too bad. Near the beginning a few of the kills are off screen or shown in brief flashes. This leaves ample fake blood sprayed all over the bathroom of the bar and some nifty dead bodies. It also leaves enough money to come up with some really good transformation sequences. They are horrifying, gruesome, and hilarious all at the same time. Would you like to see giant werewolf penis? You get more werewolf penis than you’ll ever want to see, thankfully onscreen only once (during the bar transformation). Yeah. But there are a lot of jokes about it that don’t fall flat. Sex… I don’t want to spoil that scene. It’s longer than in the trailer and really goofy.
During a robbery and afterwards the gore is increased as the situation falls out of control. This chaos is handled perfectly by director Lowell Dean and his editors. The drug bust especially is gorgeous. There’s a specific point I don’t want to spoil during that part, but it’s like something out of the Evil Dead. No one is really afraid of WolfCop Lou either, like its normal for him to be so hairy. How drunk do you have to be turn into a werewolf and no one thinks you’re any different? “Oh, that’s just Lou, being a drunk a WolfCop... Liquor and donuts?”
Watch as Lou goes after Satanists and shapeshifters in this hilarious, gory, campy movie that will surely satisfy the bloodlust for more werewolf movies. Underworld is on Netflix now too. On top of that, add Werewolf: The Beast Among Us. There, a perfect werewolf movie marathon. But wait there’s more! WolfCop not only gets an official WolfCar, he gets his own rap song worthy of watching this movie on its own during the credits. I listened to the whole thing, and stick around for a stinger at the very end.
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