Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DVD Review - Wolfcop

Director: Lowell Dean
Starring: Led Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley, Jesse Moss, Jonathan Cherry, Aidan Devine
Studio: Image Entertainment
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Retail: $27097
Running Time: 79 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Video this Tuesday March 10, 2015 is the horror-comedy Wolfcop. Directed by Lowell Dean (13 Eerie), the film stars Leo Fafard (Corner Gas: The Movie), Amy Matysio (Lawrence & Holloman), Jonathan Cherry (Final Destination 2), Aidan Devine (Outlander) and Sarah Lind (Severed). Special Features include Film Commentary with Writer/Director Lowell Dean & Special Effects Artist Emersen Ziffle, The Birth of Wolfcop, Wolfcop Music Video, Film Outakes and Trailers.

Set in the small town of Woodhaven, Wolfcop centers on an alcoholic cop Lou Garou (played by Leo Fafard), who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time late one night. He awakens to find a pentagram carved on his chest. He gets dressed and heads off to work, but quickly realizes that something is definitely not normal especially when his senses become heightened and his body hair begins to grow at an alarming rate.

While his pal, Willie Higgins (played by Jonathan Cherry), tried to convince him that he is now a werewolf, Lou doens't want to believe it, well, that is until Willie shows him video proof of the transformation. Now fully aware of what he is, Lou uses his new-found powers and a souped-up car to take a bite out of crime as Wolfcop!

I recall watching the Wolfcop trailer last spring and it looked like the film would be a fun low-budget movie. For most part, that is exactly what the film is - a werewolf flick with a cool transformation scene and gory violence. The acting is pretty decent, but the plot is a little lacking, especially the ending with the shape-shifters. Don't get me wrong, I did like the film but the script could have been a little tighter and the running time could have been 10 minutes longer. Overall, despite it's obvious flaws, Wolfcop is still one of the better werewolf horror flicks in recent years. Yes, the movie is campy, but entertaining none the less. 

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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