Film Review: The Company of Wolves (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Multiple takes on the wolf / werewolf mythos are explained to a young teenage girl by her grandmother. REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984) Written by: Neil Jordan, Angela Carter Directed by Neil Jordan Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner Best Line: “Never stray from the path, never eat a wind-fall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is a stylized film from the 80s that focuses … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfen (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. REVIEW: 1981 was the year of the “Werewolf” in Hollywood as no less than three major films were released that year that featured menaces of the lupine variety. First out of the gate was Joe Dante’s classic “The Howling” which featured Rob Bottin’s amazing creature transformation effects and is considered a true horror classic. Secondly we got to experience Rick … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolf (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. REVIEW: There is sometimes a weird relationship that comes from horror themed films that feature A-list actors. It’s that same notion that we got when we heard that Tom Cruise would star in “Interview with a Vampire”. I think as horror fans, there is this rebel psyche in us that wants to dismiss before accept. “Wolf”, I’ve always felt is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dog Soldiers (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: In Neil Marshal’s directorial debut, a squad of soldiers is sent out on what should have been a routine military exercise in the wilds of Scotland. But the excursion turns into a waking nightmare when Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his men discover the bloody corpses of Capt. Richard Ryan’s (Liam Cunningham) battalion. As the sun goes down, the soldiers are tracked by a pack of werewolves determined to feast on their flesh. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Moon Of The Wolf (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: This week I have a film that has never been shown in a cinema anywhere in the world. Never at a drive-in. Never on a double-bill with Plan Nine From Outer Space (1959), not even as a National Lampoon direct-to-DVD movie. You’re excited, I know, you’re thinking … Continue reading

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