Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog-athon Part II

Old Typewriter

So here I go again with the catch up mini-reviews.

One Day Like Rain-A teenage girl living in California suburbia devises a metaphysical experiment designed to save the world from what she sees as an impending doom, but the results of such an experiment prove to be both beneficial and destructive. Starring Christine Haeberman.-Beautifully shot on a low budget with some nice cinematography and great music. Too bad this movie is so pretentious and convoluted. Watch Donnie Darko instead. "Kinda Like An Inkblot Test-Might be good to some, but I just didn't see it."

Sleepwalking-The drama follows an 11-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment. Starring Nick Stahl & Charlize Theron.-An interesting twist on a coming of age story that gets pretty dark towards the yet, but is very effective. "Noteworthy"- Good solid film

Still Small Voices-A 911 operator receives a ghostly call from a child murdered thirty years before and becomes obsessed with unraveling the crime. What she discovers shatters her. Starring Catherine Bell.-The low budget really hurt this film. It made a cool, eerie mystery cheesy at times with its bad flash-back sequences and music box-like music. The story was strong, however, and would work well as a book. "Stamped Out so why bother?"

Mystery Team-A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery except they're not little kids anymore, they're 18. Starring the Derrick Comedy troupe. - This movie was hilarious and irreverent. One of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. "Epic"

Paris 36-Story of the revival of a Chansonia in northern Paris, 1936 with multiple story lines including a love story and a murder. In French. Beautiful looking with lush sets, dreamlike camera work that reminded me of Baz Luhrman films, and colorful cinematography. Some great music as well as a great ending. A bit melodramatic at times and sometimes hard to follow even with English subtitles. I'd still highly recommend this film. "Noteworthy"

The Fog (2005)-Based on the 1980 screenplay, the inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, experience a bizarre series of events, including several gruesome deaths and the presence of a mysterious fog. Starring Maggie Grace & Selma Blair. - Uggh. I jumped a few times, but nothing could make up for such a laughable script with an absolutely non-sensical ending. Have not seen the original. Maybe that would fare better. "Rather Stab A Pen In My Eye than ever watch this movie again"

Blood and Chocolate-A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.-Straight-forward werewolf flick that's decent overall with a great soundtrack and film score. You just have to look past some pretty bad dialogue. "Stamped out but worth seeing"-if you like werewolf movies a lot.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween II (UR Director's Cut)

Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.


Starring: Sheri Moon-Zombie ("CSI: Miami" & Halloween), Scout Taylor-Compton (Triple Dog & Obsessed), Oscar nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest & Death and Cremation), Saturn nominee Malcolm McDowell (Time After Time & Golf in the Kingdom), Octavia Spencer (Peep World & Dinner for Schmucks), Danielle Harris (Stake Lake & Halloween), Saturn nominee Margot Kidder (The Amityville Horror & Something Evil Comes (TV)), Mark Boone Junior ("Sons of Anarchy" & 30 Days of Night), Weird Al Yankovic (G.A.Y.S & "Funny or Die Presents"), Chris Hardwick (Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers & Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Sean Marquette ("Ghost Whisperer")

Written & Directed by: Rob Zombie ("CSI: Miami" & Halloween)

Review: Not to be mistaken for the '81 version. Unlike 2007's Halloween remake, this one is a reimagining instead of a remake. Why? What made the first one work was that it stayed true to the original while adding that Rob Zombie flare to make it unique. This movie was a big FU to both the '81 version and the audience, completely teasing us with a bogus intro similar to the '81 version that turns out to be a dream sequence. Really? The first fifteen minutes were amazing. I want to watch that movie. There after begins the downward spiral. There were elements I liked. The sound effects were very creepy, the original theme song was used well, the element of gore were used well and realistically, and Mr. Zombie’s camera work was quite good. Ironically, one element that made the first film work just wasn't done well in this movie- Michael Myer's background story- complete with cheesy present day hallucinations of his dead mother. Other problems: Loomis suddenly becomes a total a-hole, and they actually unmask Myers who looks like a cross between Rob Zombie and a hobo. He really should have quit when he was ahead. Watch the '81 version instead.

Fun Facts: Rob Zombie originally stated he would never do a sequel to Halloween (2007), until the studio decided to make it. Then he signed on to write and direct, because he didn't want someone to ruin his vision. This is Rob Zombie's last Halloween movie. A new director, Patrick Lussier will be making Halloween III (2011). Laurie has a picture of Charles Manson over her bed. The first Halloween movie to include Michael clearly walking around without his mask on. John Carpenter was offered a cameo in the film by Rob Zombie, but he turned it down. The Young Michael Myers was replaced due to a growth spurt in the actor from the previous film. Danielle Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis are now tied at four appearances each in the Halloween franchise. They are both behind Donald Pleasence, with five films. First Rob Zombie movie not to star Zombie regulars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Tom Towles. Jeffrey Daniel Phillips plays two completely different roles in the movie: Howard Boggs and Uncle Seymour Coffins. He is only the third actor to ever play two different roles in the same film in the entire Halloween franchise (the others being Nancy Kyes) and Danielle Harris). Dick Warlock actually plays three different characters, "The Shape" (Michael Myers) and Patrolman #3 (the one that hits the Michael Look alike with his patrol car) in Halloween II (1981) and "Assasin" in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).




Directing-C- I prefer the theatrical ending better which I peaked at after watching the Director's Cut first.

Music-A-amazing cover of Love Hurts at the end


Editing-A- nice sense of tension & great use of jump cuts and sound editing as well

Visual Effects-A




Art Direction-C

"Stamped Out so why bother"

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Old Typewriter

I'm so far behind on so many reviews that I'm doing a blog-athon so I can catch up and not get so far behind that I don't remember these movies enough to review them. Enjoy the mini-reviews.

A Single Man-A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles. Starring Oscar nominee Colin Firth. Firth's finest performance and one of the best films of 2009. Tom Ford is a force to be reckoned with as a director. "Epic"

The Client List (TV)-A former beauty queen takes a job at a "massage parlor" when her family faces foreclosure on their home. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Love the wardrobe. Always love Hewitt, but seen this kind of movie before. Nothing special, but I have to give it some props because JLH is one of my favorite actors. "Stamped Out but worth seeing" -if you're a JLH fan.

The Lovely Bones-Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. Starring Mark Wahlberg & Stanley Tucci. Wahlberg can act. Who knew? Tucci gives a truly sinister performance. Incredible looking movie that led up to an ending that could've been so epic, but just wasn't. Still a very solid film that I enjoyed but won't buy only because of the ending. "Noteworthy"

The Secret Life of Bees-Set in South Carolina in 1964, a 14 year-old girl escapes her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father to a South Carolina town and is taken in by the Boatwright sisters. Kind of like Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Definitely chick flick fare, but I like these kinds of movies. This one is pretty solid with an incredible soundtrack. Alicia Keys can also kind of act. "Stamped Out but worth seeing"

War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave-Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. Starring & directed by C. Thomas Howell. Howell was great in this film, and I really felt the bond between father and son (didn't hurt that the actors actually are father and son), but this was just low-budget, why bother, sequel fare. However, it has a really interesting twist in the story if you stick it out. "Stamped Out so why bother?"

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student. Starring Chloe Moretz. This little kid can sing, but he's such a huge asshole that it's hard to root for him at all. Moretz is great as usual. Funny at times, but maybe I'm just too old for this middle school aged film. "Stamped Out so why bother?" unless you're a CTH fan.

Helen-A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression. Starring Ashley Judd in a role that should get her at least an Oscar nod. Incredible, honest look at depression written in a way I've never seen depression explored so thoroughly before. "Epic"

"Emma"-Emma seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Romola Garai, & Michael Gambon. Romola is in fine form as Emma. I love this story, but did it really need to be a mini-series. I would have been more than happy with it as a made for TV movie instead. Gambon should have won an Emmy. Beautiful looking, sweet, funny, well-acted, but too long with an anti-climactic ending. Read the book instead. "Snailmail"

The Alphabet Killer-Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY. Starring Eliza Dushku who once again proves she can only play "tough girl". This movie required the ability to play a cop who's going crazy. She's got the cop part down. This film is part true crime story part supernatural thriller, all convoluted mess. "Rather Stab A Pen In My Eye than ever watch this movie again"

Like Minds (Murderous Intent)-A forensic psychologist is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate. Starring Toni Collete & Eddie Redmayne. Incredible acting by Redmayne. This film is intriguing, mysterious, and eerie then just ends strangely. The ending left me going "huh argh what?" I'm not sure what to think about it actually. It sort of seemed supernatural out of nowhere and with no explanation. Great lead up though. Perhaps other people will like the ending more. Also, the other lead Tom Sturridge really can't act. He went to the Emo school of acting, and could it kill the kid to enunciate a little? "Kind of Like An Inkblot Test-Might be good to some, but I just didn't see it."

Malice in Wonderland-A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England. Starring Maggie Grace. Slightly dark version with an older Alice running around England with & from the underbelly of the UK. It's fun identifying all the classic characters as you go. There's also great chemistry between Alice & Whitey. "Noteworthy"

Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay (TV)-The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see. Starring Shirley MacLaine, Parker Posey, & Shannen Doherty. Funny, over the top, and self-aware. This was a very entertaining movie and surprisingly well shot for a made for TV movie. MacLaine is fabulous as usual. "Noteworthy"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saw VI

Plot: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.


Starring: Tobin Bell (Saw V & "Charmed"), Costas Mandylor (An Affirmative Act & Saw V), Mark Rolston ("The Defenders" & "Lie to Me"), Shawnee Smith ("Law & Order: LA & Saw III), Peter Outerbridge ("Happy Town" & "Flashpoint"), Tanedra Howard ("Scream Queens"), George Newbern ("Hot in Cleveland" & "Nip/Tuck"), Angus Macfadyen (Shadows of the White Nights & "Lie to Me"), Scott Patterson ("The Event"), Bahar Soomekh ("Miami Medical" & "Ghost Whisperer").

Written by: Marcus Dunstan (Saw IV-V & The Collector) & Patrick Melton (Saw IV-V & The Collector)

Directed by: Kevin Greutert (editor of Saw I-V)

Review: The Saw series edges are still sharp but the surprises are dulling. I love this series. I find it inventive, disturbing, and a fascinating psychological look at human behavior. They're movies that make you think which is a rarity in the horror genre. The being said, the twists at the end are getting ridiculous in terms of revealing yet another apprentice in the jigsaw legacy. This twist ending here that was part of the main victim's story not only surprised me but was compelling as well. However, the part of the plot revolving around Jigsaw's apprentices always seem to come out of nowhere with some flashback put in to explain why, which has been clever in some of the other films, but is now contrived. I'm really excited about the new film and hope the 3D is used well. I hope they end this series (as Saw 3D is purportedly the last) with a serious mindfuck of a twist that is also clever, because that's my only complaint about Saw VI: the plot surrounding jigsaw's little helpers (also a problem in 2, 4 & 5 as well).

Fun Facts: VH1's reality show "Scream Queens" (2008) winner Tanedra Howard won a role for this film. She plays the role of Simone. The movie contains storylines that are fully explained in Saw (2009). Less than a week before its premiere, the film was rated 'X' in Spain due to its "glorification of violence", therefore couldn't be shown in mainstream theaters, only in approved x-rated cinemas. Disney/Buena Vista then pulled the film from distribution, even though they already had a strong marketing campaign going on and over 300 copies of the film ready to be sent to theaters. Buena Vista tried to appeal the rating but was unsuccessful (this process took almost a year). In the end, they released the film in a cut version. Prior to the film's release, Costas Mandylor (Hoffman) didn't even know if his character lived or died in the ending due to shooting multiple endings. Had the lowest opening weekend of any "Saw" film in the US, only making US$14.1 million. In William Easton's office, there are several crystal landmark statues. One of them is the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Every Saw installment except the first has been filmed in Toronto. In the early planning stages, one discarded story idea had Detective Hoffman taking on the mafia. The first "Saw" film to use digital timers on body-worn traps. David A. Armstrong's last Saw film as Cinematographer. Director Kevin Greutert mentioned in the DVD/Blu-Ray commentary track that the twitching and shivering Amanda (Shawnee Smith) does in her scenes with Cecil (Billy Otis) was real due to low temperatures and rain in Toronto at the time of filming. Shawnee couldn't stop shivering because she was so cold and they were shooting outdoors. The extended driving scene with Amanda (Shawnee Smith) and Cecil (Billy Otis) seen in the Unrated Director's Cut was supposed to have a track from Smith & Pyle, Shawnee's country-rock band, playing over the radio but it was unable to be included in the final cut.








Visual Effects-A




Art Direction-B

"Stamped Out but worth seeing"-You really have to watch all the movies because they are all connected to one another, tying up loose ends and answering questions from previous films.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Warner Robins Little Theatre presents Dracula


A Drama by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
From Bram Stoker's novel
Director: Fred Hardin

Play Dates: October 29, 30, 31 (mat); November 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13 2010
Special Halloween matinee at 2:30pm!

An enormously successful revival of this classic opened on Broadway in 1977, fifty years after the original production. This is one of the great mystery thrillers and is generally considered among the best of its kind. Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanatorium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner. The play is intended for all who love thrills in the theater.

Location: Warner Robins Little Theatre

502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins, GA.

Reservations begin October 25. Call between 10 AM and 5 PM 478 929-4579

All Showtimes: 8:00 pm evening, 2:30 pm matinée

Please join the cast and crew on opening night October 29th for a Green Room reception after the show.

Thank you for your continued support of Warner Robins Little Theatre

WRLT Publicity Chair

I know I know. Shameless plug. I'm the publicist for the theatre, but this play and Dracula himself have been used in many movies that it does pertain to my blog. There's nothing like watching a vampire staking in live theatre. It's gonna be a great show!

Here's a list of Dracula movies, TV shows, & VGs to get you ready for the play. For the ones I've seen I've given a rating. Please see the post-New Rating System if you are unfamiliar with it.

Bram Stoker adaptations (spoilers for play)

"Dracula" (1992)

Played by Gary Oldman



Dracula (1979)-Frank Langella as Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula (TV 1973)

Dracula (TV 2006)

Dracula (TV 2002)

Dracula (Video Game 1993)

Dracula's Stoker (2009)-docu


Andy Warhol's Dracula (1974)

Dracula (TV 1980)

Batman Dracula (1964) dir. by Andy Warhol

Dracula (Video 2009)

"The Simpsons"-

Treehouse of Horror XX


(2009) TV episode,

- E Pluribus Wiggum (2008) TV episode,

- You Kent Always Say What You Want (2007) TV episode,
- Brawl in the Family (2002) TV episode, all played by Dan Castellaneta

House of the Wolf Man (2009)

Way of the Vampire (2005)

Blade: Trinity (2004) played Domic Purcell-

"Noteworthy"- Good solid film

Van Helsing (2004)-played by Richard Roxburgh-

"Rather Stab A Pen In My Eye than ever watch this movie again"

Dracula 200-played by Gerard Butler -

"Dear Diary, I secretly liked this film but, I'll never tell"

"All My Children"-

Ep. 31 October 2002

"Bette" (2000-2001) ep.



"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997–2003)- ep. Buffy Vs. Dracula-"Noteworthy"

About Adam (2000)-

"Rather Stab A Pen In My Eye than ever watch this movie again"

Waxwork (1988)-


Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens(1922)- in German

Saturday, October 16, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

Plot: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.



Starring: Jay Baruchel (Good Neighbors & Tropic Thunder), Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter & Gamer), Emmy nominee Craig Ferguson ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" & "Futurama"), Emmy winner America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Jonah Hill (Get Him to the Greek & Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Marmaduke & "Party Down"), 2X Emmy nominee Kristen Wiig ("SNL" & "Bored to Death"), David Tennant ("Single Father" & Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

Written by: the directors & Annie Winner William Davies ("Flushed Away") based on the novel by Cressida Cowell

Directed by: 2X Annie nominee Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch & "Stitch!") & Oscar nominee Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch & "Stitch!")

Review: I want a pet dragon so bad after seeing this movie. Toothless was so cute and reminded me of Spyro. The story and plot is pretty straight forward: An underdog character rises up out of obscurity to save everybody and gain their respect. It was enjoyable though. The cinematography was beautiful, the action scenes were fun to watch, the dragon designs were very creative (I want a little beanie of each one), and the voice-over acting was strong. Was I powerfully moved? Well, I got teary-eyed twice, but I'm a sap so that probably doesn't count. Was I laughing hysterically? No, but I chuckled a few times. Nice movie for kids though not under five because the dragons will scare them. Enjoyable time filler for adults.

Fun Facts: David Tennant, who narrated the How to Train Your... Audio Books, also narrates some features on the film's website and voices a cameo role. If one pays close attention during the new "galactic" DreamWorks/SKG opening animation, a Night Fury (presumably Toothless) can be seen speeding past the stars behind the logo. When Hiccup reads the Dragon Manual, the writings in it are actually in plain English cryptographed into runes. With a small effort, you can read what Hiccup is saying. Aside from the DreamWorks Logo, there are no opening or title credits. The appearance and personality of Toothless was inspired by cats, dogs, and horses. In the book of How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup doesn't have a love interest, and Astrid doesn't exist in the book. The sounds of Toothless (the Night Fury) are a combination of various sounds, including the voice of Supervising Sound Designer Randy Thom, elephants, horses, tigers, and even domestic cats. The sounds the Terrible Terrors make, including growling, are actually based upon a purebred Chihuahua named Paco from Cottage Grove, Oregon. Nia Hansen, a sound designer at Skywalker Sound, contacted his owners after seeing a video of Paco on YouTube, and Paco was paid $100 for his voice work. The hammer used by Stoick bears a strong resemblance to the mythological hammer Mjolnir wielded by Thor. The Night Fury dragon species was originally going to be more wolf-like in appearance. Instead, a DreamWorks employee's computer screen saver of a black leopard inspired the film's creators to make Toothless more feline in appearance. The name of Berk is an actual word, A UK slang meaning "An idiot, in an affectionate sense." Many of the flying scenes are clearly inspired by combat and aerobatic aircraft. Toothless performs many recognizable aerobatic maneuvers such as loop, snap rolls and combinations.


Writing-B Nothing new, but still a very interesting story

Voice Over Acting-A






"Stamped Out but worth seeing"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Werewolf Movies & TV

This list is inspired by the fact that I got a part in a werewolf movie recently and have been doing some research by watching other werewolf movies & TV shows. The movie is called Canis Lupis Rednexus, and I will play Featured Werewolf. It's a comedy about a bunch of werewolves in a small Southern town. When putting together this list I was originally going to put a best and worst list, but I decided to instead put a list of all the ones I've seen with a rating from my new rating system. Check it out if you're unfamiliar with it. It has a blog post under September. There's also a list under each category of ones I haven't seen. Enjoy.

Blood and Chocolate (2007)-A young teenage werewolf (Agnes Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Hugh Dancy)."Stamped Out but worth seeing"

Wolf(1994)-Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.-"Noteworthy"- Good solid film

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) - Remake of An American Werewolf in London-An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will. "Noteworthy"- Good solid film at least for me because I’ve never seen the original

Big Fish (2003) – Directed by Tim Burton. A story about a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself. One of the stories involves a werewolf-"Epic”

Underworld (2003) - Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. She falls in love with Michael, a werewolf.-"Stamped Out but worth seeing"

Underworld: Evolution (2006) - Continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene and Michael try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.- "Not the Brightest Crayon in the Box, but sure is pretty"- style over substance film-looks good but not much else going on

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) - An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans."Stamped Out but worth seeing"

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)- It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) replaces Lupin as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. He teaches the class about Werewolves.-"Epic”

Cursed (2005) A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too."Dear Diary, I secretly liked this film but, I'll never tell"

Twilight (2008) A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.-"Noteworthy"- Good solid film

New Moon (2009) - When Edward leaves Bella, her whole world is turned upside down. With Bella's heart broken, she turns to Jacob (Jake) her best friend to fill the void that was left by Edward. As Bella spends more time with Jake, she learns that there are more than vampires in the town of Forks. "Dear Diary, I secretly liked this film but, I'll never tell"

Van Helsing (2004)- The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.- "Rather Stab A Pen In My Eye than ever watch this movie again"-

Ones I haven't seen

Werewolf of London (1935)-A London scientist who retains some of his style and most of his human features after his transformation. It drew on a Balkan tale of a plant associated with lycanthropy as there was no literary work to draw upon, unlike the case with vampires. There is no reference to silver nor other aspects of werewolf lore such as cannibalism.

The Wolf Man(1941)- A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him cannot possibly exist.

The Wolfman (2010) - Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. Remake of the 1941 version.

The Howling (1981)-After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

An American Werewolf In London (1981) - Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)-draws on traditional legends of a child born on Christmas Eve being cursed.

She-Wolf of London (1946) - A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) - Michael Landon portrayed the young man-wolf.

Lycanthropus (1962) - also known as Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory

Werewolves on Wheels (1971)-A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan. Helen, one of the bikers, becomes possessed and at night changes into a werewolf.

Silver Bullet (1985), based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf (1985) by Stephen King.

Ladyhawke (1985)-Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lay a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day.

Teen Wolf (1985)-A highschooler discovers that he is a werewolf

My Mom's A Werewolf (1989)-An average housewife (Susan Blakely) is transformed into a werewolf after being seduced by a stranger (John Saxon). Only her daughter and friend can save her from remaining an animal forever.

Wolfman - A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)-A compilation of scenes and trailers from horror movies having to do with wolfmen.

Bad Moon (1996)-One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family and end his Werewolf curse.

Werewolf (1996), used as a MST3K episode

Ginger Snaps (2000)-This film uses werewolfism as a metaphor for puberty. One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it isn’t a neighborhood dog). Followed by 2 sequels.

Wolves of Wall Street (2002)-Jeff Allen just got a new job in one of Manhattan's wealthiest brokerage firms, Wolfe Brothers. Here young, good-looking stockbrokers make a lot of money by being particularly cutthroat. Jeff finds out that the real secret to their success is an animal instinct that is turning him into a werewolf, but it may be too late for him to get out

Wallace and Gromit and The Curse of The Were-Rabbit (2005)-Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. Clay-mation

The Brothers Grimm (2005)-Will and Jake Grimm are travelling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires genuine courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Skinwalkers (2007)-A 12 year old boy and his mother become the targets of two warring werewolf packs, each with different intentions and motives.

Despicable Me (2010) - Brief appearance

Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010) - The character Zoe is revealed to be a werewolf.

Eclipse (2010) - As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Dark Moon Rising (2009)-Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town.

Neowolf-An aspiring musician must choose between true love and ultimate power when he's seduced to the dark side by a lycanthropic rock band.

Hybrid-An experimental, cross-species organ transplant causes a young security dispatcher to begin acting on his animal instincts in this curious take on the werewolf legend.

Big Bad Wolf (2006)-A wisecracking lycanthrope stalks a hard-partying group of college students in this full-moon comedy shocker

TV & TV Movies


Charmed (1998–2006) featured a race of evil beings known as the Wendigo. Described by characters as being similar to the werewolf myth, the creature appears as a normal human during the day, but at night is able to transform into a hairy animal-human hybrid which survives on human hearts, striking during the three phases of the full moon. According to the in-series mythology, the first Wendigo was a mortal who, betrayed by his lover, cut out her heart and ate it.- "Dear Diary, I secretly liked this film but, I'll never tell"

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) features a likable young werewolf, Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, who often assisted Buffy in fighting evil while in human form, and had himself locked in a cage during the full moon. During one of Oz's wolf phases, which takes place the night before, during and the night after the full moon, he copulated with a werewolf female. - Epic"

Angel, established that there are other breeds of werewolves, similar to dogs. - "Dear Diary, I secretly liked this film but, I'll never tell"

True Blood (2008–present) – The character Alcide Herveaux is a werewolf; he debuts in Season 3.- "Epic"

Not Seen

Dark Shadows (1968)-Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera, which follows the strange happenings to the Collins family and their surrounding friends. The show features everything from Vampires, to Witches, werewolves... you name it.

Sabrina & the Groovie Goolies (1970)-Sabrina's involved with a band of monsters, The Groovy Ghoulies; a rock band with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein; who scare people for their own amusement. (animated)

Monster Squad (1976)-When trouble arises, three monster wax figures come to life to battle evil. Being remade into a feature film tbr 2011

Werewolf (1987)-Young Eric has been bitten by a werewolf. However, he's not particularly thrilled by this turn of affairs and wishes to escape his curse. To do so, he must find and kill the founder of his particular werewolf clan.

She-Wolf of London (1990–1991), called Love and Curses for the last six episodes

Monster Force (1994), features a wolfman as one of protagonists fighting against the evil Creatures of the Night, as well as an evil werewolf fighting alongside the Creatures.

Wolf Lake (2001) is a TV series about a town mostly inhabited by wolves who have taken human form.

Wolf's Rain is an anime that features wolves who can assume human form (or appear to do so) as the main heroes.

Rugrats (2002) features an episode, "Curse of the "Werewuff", where Chuckie dresses as a werewolf for Halloween and fears turning into one by midnight.

Magipoka is an anime that features Liru, a female werewolf who is one of the four protagonists in a series also involving a witch, a vampire, and an updated version of Frankenstein's monster.

Supernatural features a wide array of supernatural beings, including werewolves. The plot of the episode "Heart" (2.17) centers on a werewolf.

Being Human (2008)-A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Demons (2009) ITV fantasy series, the werewolves are referred to as Lazy Boys and all seem to wear hooded jackets.

Sanctuary (2007-???) – The character of Henry Foss is a werewolf.

In Final Fantasy: Unlimited, a werewolf is a form taken by Lou Lupus

Werewolves appeared in Captain N: The Game Master

"Run Johnny Run" episode of Johnny Bravo

Wilderness-Based on a novel by Dennis Danvers, the three-part British miniseries Wilderness asks the question "Can a nice Quaker girl find happiness as a sometimes-werewolf?"