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Wolfcop: An Alcoholic Werewolf in Canada

April 23, 2015

Wolfcop movie poster

We gotta lay low because there is a guy running around without a face. like literally, you ripped off his face

face rip off wolfcop

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Wolfcop tells the age-old tale of an alcoholic police officer turned vigilante werewolf cop. This soon to be Canadian cult classic is a simple little thing that knows what it is and gives people what they want. What do people want? They want a cop to turn into a werewolf and battle shape shifting small town inhabitants. Wolfcop never takes itself seriously and even as faces are being ripped off the likability is evident.  It is 75 minutes of blood, beer and boobs. It isn’t a grimy Hobo With a Shotgun style shocker and it is far more enjoyable than the Machete films.

What is the plot? Basically, occult people choose the local town idiot and turn him into a werewolf via a blood ritual. They plan on using his blood during an eclipse but they messed with the wrong furry mother f***er. Tides are turned and a whole lot of squishy practical effects break out. Did I mention the wolf loves beer?

Wolfcop beer

Werewolf purists might be furious that this Canadian film messes with every werewolf convention. However, if you went into Wolfcop looking for werewolf purism this is not the movie for you. Director Lowell Dean makes the proceedings so likable you can’t help but smile as the incredibly silly movie unfolds. Where else will you see a sidekick apologize for the werewolf blowing up a meth lab?

Wolfcop is a cheeky little thing that wears its niceness on it shoulders. I’m not saying this is a G-rated romp about a kindly werwolf cop. The film earns its R-rating and if you love gore you will love how the first transformation happens. Faces are ripped off, heads are decapitated and meth labs explode. There is a Cinemax style wolf/woman sex scene and you learn alien shapeshifters enjoy poking out eyeballs. If you are looking for a fun midnight movie this will not disappoint. There is just enough plot to make it work and the film is a brisk 78 minutes of Canadian goodness.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a bloody good time.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2015 4:49 pm

    This is the second time I have read about Wolfcop on WordPress in like, the last four hours, so I have to wonder if it is a sign….that I need to stock up on silver bullets.

  2. April 30, 2015 5:29 am

    I’ve read quite a few reviews and really feel like I missed out on something in not enjoying this film… Great review!

    • April 30, 2015 8:26 am

      I was able to roll along with the cheekiness. It is just a nice little film that features a face being ripped off haha.

  3. John Leavengood permalink
    April 30, 2015 4:26 pm

    I must see this. I was veeery skeptical; now I’m sold on it.

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