Writer: Trent Haaga (Screenplay) Paul Johnstone, Ben Parker (Story)
Starring: Phil Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, Karen Woditsch, Travis Delgado, Marshall Bean
Plot: Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.
Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Twisted Horror
Story: Girl on the Third Floor starts as Don (Phil Brooks) arrives as his new home, looking to prepare it for his wife Liz (Dunn) to move into as they look to start their family, only the house needs more work than Don expected and a local woman Sarah (Sarah Brooks) only complicates Don’s life after a one night stand.
Thoughts on Girl on the Third Floor
Characters – Don Kock is a businessman, husband and father-to-be who is looking to do up a new house for the family. He hasn’t been the best husband cheating on his wife in the past, which makes it easier for him to fall for the tricks of one of the women around this house and he starts seeing strange events around the house. Liz is the pregnant wife who is still in the old place, often on the phone with Don seeing the improvements and troubles he is facing. Sarah is a woman that appears in the house that seduces Don and then won’t leave him alone, she has a past with the house, which is why she is drawn to returning.
Performances – Phil Brooks better known as CM Punk in his first leading role in film is great, he gives the natural reactions to everything, being a character that isn’t as good as most leading figures in horror. Trieste Kelly Dunn spends most of the time on video chat, once she is around, she doesn’t put a foot wrong, neither do the rest of the cast with Sarah Brooks being the seductive figure through the film.
Story – The story follows a husband who is preparing his family’s new home, only to get an unwanted guest, which leads to him falling to temptation again and the restoration becoming more complicated than he imagined. This is an interesting story, with the biggest part being that we have a male lead going through the haunted house experience, too often we have the woman or child, with the male figure busy during the moments, seeing Don go through everything is a nice twist on the traditional ideas. The story does give us a hint of the outcome, which does help the story flow and give us an ending that makes sense.
Horror – The horror in this film comes from the different events around the house, each one will become more disturbing and isn’t afraid to shy away from the blood and gore.
Settings – The film does remain in the one house, this is everything we need for a haunted house movie, with the house adding to the tension through the film.
Scene of the Movie – Don returns.
Final Thoughts – This is a fun gory horror that does get plenty of strong moments of blood and does twist the lead from the normal in horror, even if it does follow the same story arc.
Overall: Horror Fans Enjoy.
Writer: Lowell Dean (Screenplay)
Starring: Leo Fafard, Yannick Bisson, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Serena Miller, Devery Jacobs
Plot: Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.
Tagline – The hairy arm of the law.
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
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Verdict: Complete Bonkers
Story: Another WolfCop starts as we return to Woodhaven as business man Sydney Swallows (Bisson) looks to bring the brewery back into business with his brand of beer ‘Chicken Milk’, he has other plans though. Meanwhile Tina (Matysio) is trying to control alcoholic cop Lou Garou (Fafard) who on a full moon turns into WolfCop and when returning from the grave Willie Higgins (Cherry) learns he has an extra part.
With Swallows plan in full effect, it is up to Lou and Tina to work together to stop his plan which will see the town come under even more hard times.
Thoughts on Another WolfCop
Characters – Lou Garou is the WolfCop, he is still being the cop when the moon isn’t full, though he does have a drinking problem and while in wolf form, he does like to fight the crime with his strengths. Swallows in the new businessman in town, he plans to help bring the town back to the top with the re-opening of the brewery. He has his own plan for the town which comes from what is inside his Chicken Milk beer. Tina is the chief of police that must keep the rookies under control, while keep Lou under control, it isn’t long before she must lead the take down on Swallows. Willie has returned from the dead, only now he has an extra body part that talks to him, he will be the first to have one, which will bring him into the fight against Swallows.
Performances – The performances from the actors shows the understanding of the wildly over the top nature of the film, which is important, Leo Fafard gets to enjoy the WolfCop style, while Amy Matysio is great as the leading cop authority figure, Yannick Bisson as the main villain works wonders because we get somebody over the top.
Story – The story must be watched with the love and respect of the 80’s horror, the story sees a new evil business man that wants to take over the town that has a werewolf cop. This is the core of the story, the story feels full on 80s cheese and is filled with complete bonkers material which has to be take with a pinch of salt. While the story doesn’t reinvent anything new it does feel like an easy watch with clear lines between good and evil.
Comedy/Horror – The comedy in the film comes from the complete over the top style being used through the film, it works for extra laughs even if certain moments could be considered offensive. The horror while not scary does include moments that are uncomfortable which include the final dealings with what the villain wants to do.
Settings – The film is set in a small town which explains why it was easy for a businessman to take advantage of the community and how the WolfCop legend has turns into merchandise.
Special Effects – The effects for the film are good, we get practical ones that show the full effects of certain moments in the film which will shock which is what we like to see.
Final Thoughts – This is another bonkers horror comedy that you can sit through and smile if you watch with the right frame of mind.
Overall: 80s Fans please watch.