PSYCHOTRONIC NETFLIX VOL. 76 – W(H)ERE THE WOLVES ARE

Where wolf?  Here wolf!  This week we’ve got ten flicks full of hirsute hunters ready to prey on human flesh!  But remember never to get them wet.  Not because they’ll multiply like Gremlins or anything, just because their fur will smell.

10. Chillerama (2011)

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Among the segments in this anthology film featuring short homages to vintage drive-in flicks is Tim Sullivan’s I WAS A TEENAGE WEREBEAR, a tale of a kid who meets a pack of similarly-minded men who become werebears when aroused. With Lin Shaye, Ron Jeremy and Sean Paul Lockhart.

9. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

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David Carradine faces off against SIDEKICKS star Charles Norris in Steve Carver’s great action flick, as Carradine plays a drug kingpin up against a Texas Ranger. With Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Robert Beltran, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, William Sanderson and Dana Kimmell.

8. Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)

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The HOWLING sequels really went off the rails with Philippe Mora’s batshit third entry into the series, a piece of Ozploitation lunacy involving female werewolves with pouches.  With Barry Otto and werewolf nuns (sort of)!

7. FDR: American Badass (2012)

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Barry Bostwick plays FDR, who fights Nazi werewolves. With Ray Wise, Kevin Sorbo, Lin Shaye and Bruce McGill. What the hell more do you want?!?

 

6. Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

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It’s a fairly bloodless horror film and you barely see the werewolf at all, but taken as a werewolf-centric rip-off of TEN LITTLE INDIANS, Neal Sundstrom’s flick about a group of people gathered to a castle to find themselves being picked off one by one by an unseen killer is fairly fun.

 

5. Teen Wolf (1985)

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When a high school jock becomes a werewolf thanks to a family curse, zaniness ensues!  Can he win his lady love and still win the big game?

 

4. Full Moon High (1981)

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When a high school jock becomes a werewolf thanks to a family trip, zaniness ensues!  Can he win his lady love and still win the big–hang on a second.  Ah well, at least in this one the werewolf is actually decades older and just looks young, and is written and directed by Larry Cohen.

 

3. The Wolves of Kromer (2000)

wolves of kromerA dark fantasy flick about two young men in an English village who come to terms with their own wolviness — along with their more homoerotic sides — in this oddity featuring narration by Boy George.

 

2. MST3K: Werewolf (1998)

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So Netflix doesn’t offer the un-MSTied version of Tony Zarindast’s low-rent werewolf flick featuring Joe Estevez and Richard Lynch.  You also can’t get the great lenticular packaging that the VHS edition offered, so quit whining and enjoy one of the best later episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, watching a creature that is “simply a wolf, other times a kind of man-bear, other times a sort of fruit bat puppet, and at still other times, just a guy with the mumps overdue for a shave.”

 

1. The Wolf Man (1941)

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Before any of these films, however, you may want to check out where it all began, with George Waggner’s classic tale starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as a man bitten by a wolf who slowly transforms into the titular creature.  Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night…

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