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Wolfman

Released Sep 21, 1979 1h 42m Horror List
Reviews 30% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A man (Earl Owensby) uses his new powers as a werewolf to avenge his father, murdered by an evil minister. Read More Read Less

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James Adams Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Feb 12, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Granny G I often enjoy a B-Movie, but this is bloody awful. The lead role is played by the most bland, boring actor I've probably ever seen. Slow and boring is being kind, as this movie is total crappola…👎🏻 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Audience Member Wow. What an absolute pile of pure garbage. Frome beginning to end, it is absolutely without any value or virtue. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member The Wolfman is a disappointment. Nobody is going to compare Joe Johnstone to Spielberg or Lucas but there was no reason for the studios to give the reins of a film to a man who is better known in the vfx arena and not as a wholesome filmmaker. What is even worse is that The Wolfman isn't even visually exciting. It is too dark and drab and the makeup (which for a film where a man transforms into a werewolf is of top importance) leaves a lot to desire. Frankly speaking An American Werewolf in London had more realistic makeup and transformation. And all this without going into the story or pacing. To be fair The Wolfman is an alright film but do not go in with much expectation. (Could have been so much more). Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This one was a little too slow for me but it ends pretty nicely. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Concerned now, Colin sneaks in to see his grandma, who is suspiciously locked in the attic. The old woman tells Colin the Glasgow family secret, that many generations ago someone made a deal with the Devil and then broke it, bringing down a horrible curse upon the family (Satan doesn't take insults lightly). The technical details of the curse are a bit confusing (thanks, script guy), but it seems that each generation one Glasgow man is turned into a werewolf! The last one was Colin's father, who we saw killed in the opening scene, and now Satan is looking for the next Glasgow man to take the curse. While she's spooling out exposition, granny also tells Colin that the Reverend is actually a devil worshipper and is the "keeper of the curse" and he killed his dad with a silver dagger. Obviously, Colin is quite overwhelmed by all this, but takes the information to heart. <div style="width:500px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/wolfman1979-the-wolfman-11389765"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/11/38/97/11389765_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Night comes, as does a wicked thunderstorm (christ, it's always thundering ominously in this town), and Colin wakes up in a lurch. Haunted by what his granny said, he goes to the woodshed for a shovel and a lantern and proceeds to dig up his father's grave. We see this exhumation in almost "real time", eating up 10 minutes of precious screen time, making a movie that's already an hour too long seem to drag even more. Colin is looking for the corpse's index fingers, which his granny said would be much longer than the rest of the fingers, a sure sign of lycanthropy. Googlegooglegoogle...damn, that's actually one of the signs of a werewolf, learn something new every day. Just then a tame pet German Shephe...I mean a vicious wild wolf attacks Colin and rips him up real good! <div style="width:500px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/wolfman1979-wolfman-11379679"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/37/96/11379679_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Next morning Colin wakes up in bed, seemingly unhurt with his clothes intact. Was it all a dream? Ye gods, it was! Kudos, few movies can trick me with the "it was all a dream" bit, but this one did. Disturbingly, we get an inordinate number of shots of Colin shirtless here, showing off a uniform thicket of all-over hair of the type that backwoods banjo players in Georgia seem to prefer. With a natural pelt like that, I'm actually surprised the director didn't have the werewolf run around topless, you'd never know the difference. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member still a classic, just not one of my faves. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A man (Earl Owensby) uses his new powers as a werewolf to avenge his father, murdered by an evil minister.
Director
Worth Keeter
Producer
Earl Owensby
Screenwriter
Worth Keeter
Distributor
Omni Pictures
Production Co
E.O. Corporation
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 21, 1979, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 25, 2019
Runtime
1h 42m