Genre: Comedy / Horror
Director: Lowell Dean
Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine
Dirty Harry… only hairier
Lou is an alcoholic and irresponsible cop working in a small town where people drink, fight and fuck. Lou couldn’t care less of anything that is going on around him as long as he has tequila to enjoy and no work to be done.
One night he gets a case where he has to go out to the nearby woods to investigate a potential satanic cult event. Something happens and he wakes up the day after with no memory of what happened, but what’s clear is that something strange has happened to him as he now transforms into a werewolf when a full moon pops up… turning him into a strong and deadly WolfCop!
WolfCop is a tribute to the b-movies of the past that wasn’t afraid to do stuff that no other movies had done, regardless of how crazy and insane it might be. These Canadian filmmakers wanted to bring that back and show their love for the lower respected side of cinema. And as a child of the 80’s, I’m all for that.
The idea of a WolfCop is of course a joke and something that could make up a very fun false trailer. As a full 80 minute feature however the joke gets a bit stale. There’s not enough meat to the story and not enough great comedic scenes to put it above average. The very low budget effects doesn’t help either, while the werewolf costume works, the computer generated effects are indeed quite poor.
The actors seem to be in on the fun and they all do a respectable job. Leo Fafard looks great as the drunken and out of shape WolfCop. I wish we got to see more of Amy Matysio’s character Tina as she did bring some balance to the outrageous character of Fafard, although the scenes the WolfCop has with Willie (Jonathan Cherry) are very fun aswell.
The screenplay has problems though. Not only is there missed comedic opportunities, the plot about the ancient cult of whatever the hell they were wasn’t very fun and I would rather have seen the WolfCop go up against a normal gang of humans instead of something supernatural. The best part of the film is seeing WolfCop just patrol around the streets doing normal police work and I wish they had more scenes of him doing just that.
Wolfcop is a very simple and silly movie. It does have its flaws though and the joke gets stretched a bit, even if it’s only 80 minutes long, but if you think you will be able to enjoy a film with a half-human, half-werewolf cop then you will find enough scenes to have an entertaining time with it.