Wolfcop (2014) – Raw Review

Homage to the B-Movies of Old, Wolfcop is a wild ride.

Werewolf horror film where a police officer uses his lycanthropy to fight crime.
Every now and again a horror movie captures perfectly the magic and memory of cheap, low budget 80s horror. Many more capture the flavor, camp and low budget qualities but forget to throw in a good dash of story. 

Wolfcop falls somewhere in between, bringing a delightful mix of uber camp, awesome low quality special effects and passable acting. Essentially a drunk and ineffective deputy sheriff named Lou Garou (nice play on words there) ends up with lycanthropy and has to harness his powers of slaughter for the greater good. 

Horror movie police Amy Matysio Leo Fafard
The film is essentially Teen Wolf (Michael J. Fox version obviously) with all the blood, swearing, sex and mayhem we wanted but didn’t get thirty years ago. 

Wolfcop rips off the face of a drug dealer scaring everyone else with the bloody mess.
The acting isn’t horrible, although the screenplay misses a few opportunities to ratchet up the humor. The special effects are old school blood and latex which scores major points. The storyline…? There is one and it works, sort of. 

What makes this movie stand out from the crowd is the decision to go where few movies have gone. It takes us into full blown Porky’s, Animal House, Reanimator, Basket Case II territory. Not once but twice! It’s a nice surprise that kicks the movie up a notch from campy O.K. to campy fun. 

Fans of Monster Squad are well aware that Wolfman has nards and Wolf-dork but not until now do we get an opportunity to see it in action. 

Wolfcop modeling before the infamous sex scene showing us his wolf dork

You referance Teen Wolf and Monster Squad, is Wolfcop really deserving of the association?


Were this released somewhere around 1988 it would be a cult classic by now. This movie is like a $10 bottle of wine. It won’t get better as it ages but it will always get you drunk. 

You mentioned wolf-dork, does that mean there is sex?

Showing wolf-dork wouldn’t be very funny if it just hung around and mooched from the craft service table.

Good date movie? 

Yeah it works. There is enough silliness and over the top debauchery to make it a fun couch and snuggle film.

Anything else I need to know?



Wolfcop (2014) – Raw Review

Homage to the B-Movies of Old, Wolfcop is a wild ride.

Werewolf horror film where a police officer uses his lycanthropy to fight crime.
Every now and again a horror movie captures perfectly the magic and memory of cheap, low budget 80s horror. Many more capture the flavor, camp and low budget qualities but forget to throw in a good dash of story. 

Wolfcop falls somewhere in between, bringing a delightful mix of uber camp, awesome low quality special effects and passable acting. Essentially a drunk and ineffective deputy sheriff named Lou Garou (nice play on words there) ends up with lycanthropy and has to harness his powers of slaughter for the greater good. 

Horror movie police Amy Matysio Leo Fafard
The film is essentially Teen Wolf (Michael J. Fox version obviously) with all the blood, swearing, sex and mayhem we wanted but didn’t get thirty years ago. 

Wolfcop rips off the face of a drug dealer scaring everyone else with the bloody mess.
The acting isn’t horrible, although the screenplay misses a few opportunities to ratchet up the humor. The special effects are old school blood and latex which scores major points. The storyline…? There is one and it works, sort of. 

What makes this movie stand out from the crowd is the decision to go where few movies have gone. It takes us into full blown Porky’s, Animal House, Reanimator, Basket Case II territory. Not once but twice! It’s a nice surprise that kicks the movie up a notch from campy O.K. to campy fun. 

Fans of Monster Squad are well aware that Wolfman has nards and Wolf-dork but not until now do we get an opportunity to see it in action. 

Wolfcop modeling before the infamous sex scene showing us his wolf dork

You referance Teen Wolf and Monster Squad, is Wolfcop really deserving of the association?


Were this released somewhere around 1988 it would be a cult classic by now. This movie is like a $10 bottle of wine. It won’t get better as it ages but it will always get you drunk. 

You mentioned wolf-dork, does that mean there is sex?

Showing wolf-dork wouldn’t be very funny if it just hung around and mooched from the craft service table.

Good date movie? 

Yeah it works. There is enough silliness and over the top debauchery to make it a fun couch and snuggle film.

Anything else I need to know?



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Basket Case 2 

(you’ve been warned)





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V/H/S – Raw Review

Old School Horror That Surprises.

Horror movie anthology where robbers view video tapes with death, monsters, murder, and killers.

I have to admit, I stayed away from seeing V/H/S for a long time. The volume of ultra-terrible low budget horror out there makes it difficult to sift through everything in search of those rare nuggets of gold. Guess I’m just getting old. I know it’s always been this way but time is more precious than it used to be, mainly because there isn’t as much of it to watch movies. 

V/H/S surprised the hell out of me. Adam Wingard is credited with directing one of the short films, and given the awesome job he did on You’re Next perhaps it’s not as surprising this film has some genuinely good moments. 

The movie isn’t perfect, or even great, but several of the mini-stories are really well done and mindblowing. The film is an anthology. We the audience follow a group of scumbags as they burglarize a house. 

sex blood murder monster college party guys get eaten by naked girl
“Man, was she horny or hungry?”


The house is creepy (which doesn’t seem to bother these guys at all, making them even scummier) and as they look for the item they’re to steal they come across a room full of TVs and VHS cassettes. Naturally the groups first notion is to sit and watch the tapes, presumably in the hope of finding something of value. 

haunted apartment with horrible little alien monsters and a plot twist that  is killer
“Hey, who is that behind you?”


From there we get a series of short films, all hand-cam. This is where the movie really shines. We get a series of stories ranging from sex monster to homicidal lover to serial killer to alien something or other and haunted house. Some of the films are better than others but each has its own unique style and voice. All of them are violent, and all of them are bloody. 

So is it worth seeing? 

Surprisingly, yes. Yes it is. The arc story isn’t done very well and one short story is too long and boring for the payoff, but the sex monster, serial killer and haunted house clips are well worth your time.

serial killer who cannot be filmed kills college kids in woods with a knife
“Why are you all blurry?”


What’s an anthology?

A collection of stories. In this case short movies. It works well in V/H/S because flash horror doesn’t require structure, logic, or resolution. We don’t know where the tapes came from or why, we just enjoy the them.


Is this a good date movie?


V/H/S actually could be a good date movie. It’s hip and fresh, has a lot of young college characters in it, and a nice blend of sex/nudity/violence.

So is the whole movie hand-cam (shaky-cam)?

Yeah it is, and I’m sure that will turn some people off, but if you can handle hand-cam (even if it’s not your favorite filming style) and like low-budget horror that’s fun then give it a shot.

college party group stumble into a haunted house with human sacrifice and horrible death
“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…”


Is there CGI?

Probably, but all the blood and gut scenes looked like props and latex to me. Bonus points for that!

What the hell is a V/H/S tape?

It’s like Betamax only larger and with less quality. VHS won the video cassette format war… Just like Blu-ray won the HD disc war against HD DVDLaserdisc

I’m getting too freakin old.

Do Not Under Estimate The Sheep

Sheep Eat Farmer! 

Film at 11:00. 

Killer sheep eat farmer in horror movie meme picture. Australia is wack!

Movie Review – (Return of) The Aliens Deadly Spawn (1983)

Alien monsters eat and kill and breed. Awesome fun!Aliens Deadly Spawn is a product of the early 80’s fascination with fake blood and giant latex monsters. Filming on  a meager budget of just $25,000 dollars (approx $59,000 today) director Douglas McKeown does wonders with what would otherwise be a total crap-fest. 

Fans of monster movies will love this film. Fans of bloody b-movies will love this film. Fans of anything 80’s will love this film. Basically, anyone who actually found their way to this blog and is taking the time to read this review will love this film. 

The most successful film formula back then (and probably today as well) is the single location, limited cast, horror film. Wondering why? Simple:

  • Single location means the studio doesn’t need to spend a lot of money renting locations or moving everything around. It also means the director doesn’t need to spend months in pre-production scouting locations. 
  • Limited cast means exactly that, limited. Don’t need to spend a lot of money on actors and/or contracts with a small cast. This allows more money for other expenses, or extra money to nail down one well known actor. 
  • Horror film is pretty self explanatory, but because I love to hear myself type I will explain anyway. Horror films are popular, have always been popular, and will always be popular. So if you have a low budget, a decent script, and some people willing to work for almost nothing (or preferably nothing) you have the opportunity to make a film that will be remembered long after you’ve realized your dream doesn’t pay the bills and you go back to working 9-5 somewhere you hate.  

(Return of) The Aliens Deadly Spawn cashes in on all three formulas for success. The film is obviously low budget but you’d never expect it to be $25k! Even today’s inflated rate of $59k is ridiculous when compared to some of the shit sandwiches Hollywood is pumping out with million dollar budgets. 


What makes Deadly Spawn exceptionally fun to watch is the creature effects. Remember this is the pre-CGI era of film making, when practical effects ruled the medium. In this case, the aliens and their spawn are just a pleasure to witness in action. Unlike today’s reliance on CGI everything, these monsters are down right terrifying with their undulating tubular bodies and the wet blood they clearly bathe in each time they score a kill. 



Q: Why the two names? Is it Return of or just Deadly Spawn… You’re confusing me! 
A: The original title was just The Aliens Deadly Spawn, but they changed it to Return of the Aliens Deadly Spawn to cash in on the success of Alien (yes, Ridley Scott’s Alien). I know right, total marketing whores. 

Q: So you’re saying the cheesy monster with the fake blood looks better than a CGI monster does nowadays? 
A: Absolutely, and it makes filming more realistic because the actors are actually interacting with the big monster rather than imagining where it is and what it’s doing. 

Q: This movie look stupid.
A: No you’re stupid. Besides, that’s not a question. 😛 

Q: Good date movie?
A: Yea. It’s fun and campy, lots of blood and body parts but the inclusion of the monster makes it pure sci-fi/fantasy. 

Q: How about the kids?
A: Sure! Get some popcorn and the whole family together. It’s like watching a Disney film only with mass amounts of people eating.      SERIOUSLY??!! Come on, it’s bloody as hell and has body parts in it. My kids will need to wait until they are at least 6 years old. 

Q: Where or where can I get a copy of this?
A: Anywhere. It’s a cult favorite and is available on blue-ray, Amazon, etc. 

Movie Review – Antisocial (2013)

zombie type thriller with end of the world and blood and axe killing

Limited budget and poor acting does not always keep a film from sucking ass. 


Case in point – Antisocial. Yet another installment in the neverending sub-sub-superdub-genre that is rage related pandemic, end of world, apocalyptic not really zombies because they aren’t dead, but are just as mean and nasty, horror films.


Antisocial is fairly derivative, and if you read any reviews on IMDB or Amazon this becomes clear immediately. It seems the standard review format nowadays is to state up front if the movie is good or bad, then list a few of the actors, and finally make a comparison to another film with  similar plot.


This review format is nothing but laziness and short sighted analysis and a shortcut to thinking.


So here goes…


Antisocial is not a bad movie. It leaves a lot to be desired but in the end it’s entertaining and suspenseful in places, and has a handful of shots that are really clever and add a lot to an otherwise pedestrian movie.


The film stars Adam Christie, Michelle Mylett, Cody Ray Thompson and several others you’ve never heard of before.


The premise to the film is a viral infection that turns people crazy. Five friends are partying on New Year’s Eve and have to survive, yada yada. It’s a cross between The Signal, 28 Days Later, The Cell (Stephen King book), The Social Network, and a dash of Videodrome.


Sound interesting? It’s alright, better than having a hole drilled in your head.