ABC Film Challenge – Horror – A – Another WolfCop (2017)

Director: Lowell Dean

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

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

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.

PerformancesThe 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.

StoryThe 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.

SettingsThe 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 EffectsThe 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.


Scene of the Movie –
Transformation.

That Moment That Annoyed Me I feel you do need to have seen the first one.

Final ThoughtsThis 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.

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Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Halloween Horror – 13 Eerie (2013)

ddfkdDirector: Lowell Dean

Writer: Christian Piers Betley (Screenplay)

Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Michael Shanks, Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jesse Moss

 

Plot: Six forensic undergrads embark on a scientific expedition to a remote island that was once used as illegal biological testing grounds for life-term prisoners.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Forensic Zombies

 

Story: 13 Eerie starts when our 6 forensic students Megan (Isabelle), Daniel (Fehr), Josh (Fletcher), Patrick (Moss) Kate (Patterson) and Rob (Eisner) along with their driver former criminal Larry (Moran) heading to abandoned prison the 13 Eerie for a test under the instructions from Tomkins (Shanks). The prize is that two students will get a chance to move into the forensic science learning division.

When the groups start having technical issues that is only the beginning of their problems as the dead from the Eerie seem to be coming back looking to feed on the students. Is there something about the prison that Tomkins didn’t know about that has put everyone in danger and who will make it out alive?

13 Eerie comes off nicely but does have its’s flaws. First off the idea of these people learning how to deal with dead bodies and investigating what happened to them is very good concept because they shouldn’t panic easily. The problem is we learn very little about any of the characters before they get there with none of the students coming off as bad people while a couple do come off to dumb to be standing in this environment. We also only learn very thin ideas to what happened at the prison which does leave it feeling incomplete really. If you just want the blood and gore this is everything you would expect but you can pick plenty of holes in the story.

 

Actor Review

 

Katharine Isabelle: Megan is one of the students who I think is meant to be the hard working one who has earnt all her chances, she is determined to overcome an obstacle put in her way along the test but now she will have to face the undead to make it out alive. Katharine is always a great leading lady in horror.

Michael Shanks: Tomkins is the man running the test, he has created the crime scenes and is extra strict towards his students as they look to be the very best. He doesn’t listen to any warnings from Larry and ends up having to join the remaining students to fight the undead. Michael does a solid job in this role where he is the authority to the situation.

Brendan Fehr: Daniel is the most serious of all the students, he looks like he is going to be one of the two selected winners and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty on the job. He takes charge of the situation when his partner goes missing. Brendan is good in this role where he is the smartest of the people involved.

Brendan Fletcher: Josh seems to be the slightly more deranged one that is enjoying the investigation of the dead bodies, much like Daniel he isn’t afraid to her his hands dirty when it comes to this job. Brendan does a good job in this role but is sadly only really supporting.

Nick Moran: Larry is the idiot driver and former criminal that is scared to be just going to this place because he has heard the stories about what has gone on there in the past. He does make for extra laughs because he is very clumsy. Nick gives us the required comedy light hearted side to the story we needed.

Support Cast: 13 Eerie has a supporting cast that are really just the disposable characters in the film.

Director Review: Lowell DeanLowell gives us a good blood and gore film but doesn’t have the best storyline decisions.

 

Horror: 13 Eerie is filled with plenty of blood and gore throughout.

Sci-Fi: 13 Eerie has the idea of being used with the undead coming back to life.

Settings: 13 Eerie puts our characters into an isolated location with history which works for all the concept behind the film.
Special Effects
: 13 Eerie has great effects with the kills being used through the film.

Suggestion: 13 Eerie is one for the horror fans to enjoy but only if you like the blood and gore side of the genre. (Horror Fans Watch)

 

Best Part:  Blood and gore

Worst Part: Character development

Kill Of The Film: Zombie Rob

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: CAD$ 3 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

 

Overall: Bloody gorefest that is enjoyable throughout

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Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Wolfcop (2014)

wolfcopDirector: Lowell Dean

Writer: Lowell Dean (Screenplay)

Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley, Jesse Moss, Jonathan Cherry, Aidan Devine, James Whittingham

 

Plot: As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Nice Twist on Werewolf Genre

 

Story: Wolfcop starts as we meet alcoholic cop Lou Garou (Fafard) who is one of the deputies in a small town that is falling apart with crime. There is a hunting celebration coming to the town along with a mayor race. When Lou answers a late night call he finds himself attacked, branded but dumped back in his own home with heightened sense.

When mayor candidate Terry Wallace (Alexander) is killed there is talk of the festival being cancelled, but Lou finds out the truth about that night when he turns into a wolfman before he gets to spend the night with beautiful barmaid Jessica (Lind). When Lou starts using his wolf side to fight crime he discovers the cover up running through the town.

Wolfcop is a nice twist on the werewolf genre having the werewolf being a cop that works for good, we are used them only being on the dark side of the story. We also get a revenge like story with how the cop wants to clean up the city. We get plenty of twists through the story which keeps us guessing throughout the story. This is just a fun film so the story isn’t the most important side to everything which works taking away the serious side the story could have.

 

Actor Review

 

Leo Fafard: Lou Garou/Wolfcop, as Lou he is an alcoholic police deputy who is just getting through each day, but once he turns into Wolfcop he starts fighting crime cleaning up the town that has been getting controlled by a higher power. Leo is good in this role where he plays both the cop and the Wolfcop.lou

Amy Matysio: Tina is the second deputy that has to work to figure out what is happening to with the change to Lou, she has to fight to save him from what seems like the rest of the town. Amy is good in this supporting role.

Sarah Lind: Jessica is the bar owner that has a thing on the side for Lou, she keeps him liquored up and keeps the town happy with the drinks flowing, but is she everything we see her as. Sarah is good in the supporting role where her mysterious side is clear to see.

Corinne Conley: Mayor Bradley is controlling the town, she has a secret to why she has lasted so long in power. Corinne is important to final act of the film but we don’t see enough from her character early enough in the film.

Support Cast: Wolfcop has a supporting cast that includes all the members of the town who follow certain moments that happen, Willie is the highlight of the supporting characters.

Director Review: Lowell DeanLowell gives us a fun horror comedy that brings a fresh twist to the werewolf genre.

 

Comedy: Wolfcop has good moments of comedy as we see how donuts are important to the cop and Wolfcop.

Horror: Wolfcop uses the gore factor for the horror factor of the story.

Settings: Wolfcop keeps everything in a small town to show just how this cult works.
Special Effects
: Wolfcop uses the effects well to create the Wolfcop character along with the kills.

Suggestion: Wolfcop is one to try as the fans of the horror comedy should enjoy this one. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Wolfcop stops a robbery.

Worst Part: We don’t see enough from the supporting characters.

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: Yes

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: CAD 1 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 19 Minutes

Tagline: Here comes the fuzz

 

Overall: Enjoyable horror comedy that takes the werewolf genre in a different direction.

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