Maybe I Want to Watch “Dino Wolf”. Is That Okay?

A. Quinton — Dec. 30th 2011

I just read a Dread Central review for “Dino Wolf”, a 2011 horror film that was apparently born as “Dire Wolf” and is now lurching around getting blood on everything. Normally this isn’t something I would look at twice, but this quote from the review piqued my interest:

With an emphasis on practical special effects over computer animation, [director] Fred Olen Ray should be applauded for going this route with his latest creature feature. Had this been a Syfy movie, the monster would have been a fully computer-generated dire wolf and probably wouldn’t have looked anywhere near as realistically ghastly as this monster suit does. Yeah, it’s obviously a werewolf suit, but it’s a damn good one.

A bipedal werewolf executed via suit-based practical effects – YES. I’ve sat through many a terrible film in the hopes of seeing a werewolf done well in this way, and if Dino Wolf can deliver, I’ll check it out regardless of what the rest of the film content is like (luckily, it sounds pretty okay). The trailer below has quite a few shots of the creature (mostly causing violent deaths – lotta gore, there), and it reminds me of the werewolves from Werewolf the TV series – that’s a good thing.

Dino Wolf is available on the Internet’s never-ending product hole, Amazon, for fifteen bucks. I think… I think I’m gonna get it. Have you seen it? What did you think?

  • Anonymous


    Yeah, it’s obviously a werewolf suit” . . . don’t you hate it when they use a werewolf suit instead of just hiring a real werewolf?

    But yeah, I’m probably going to get this when the price drops a bit. It couldn’t possibly be worse than Dark Wolf!

  • Reepicheep

    Are you really this desperate for werewolf action?

  • Yes.

  • ArcLight

    Have I seen it? No. Am I absolutely going to get a copy? Oh heck yeah….

  • Roukas

    How could they have misinterpreted “Dire” as “Dino”? Normal human stupidity usually has a degree of misguided intelligence, but dire doesn’t even rhyme with dino. I also don’t recall seeing any dinosaurs in this preview. 

    Anyway, I can understand watching this movie, since some werewolf fans get cravings for campiness that are as irresistible as sudden cravings for garlic bread. I can understand that. What I can’t understand is how werewolves like this are always, always able to linger just off-camera enough to completely surprise the well-armed victim, who is aware of everything but the enormous wolf-beast approaching. :P 

  • umm…  I think they spent more money on gore effects than on the werewolf costume. Hopefully there’s some nudity but I’m not one for buckets-o-blood.

  • If I want a campy werewolf movie, I’ll watch Silver Bullet again. At least that film had a decent effects budget behind it.

  • Nyetwerke

      I can only guess that they somehow consider extinction as something the dinosaurs did and therefore the Canis dirus being extinct is related with dinosaurs:)

  • Slappyfin3

    Wait so there’s no tfs in this film :(?

  • Anonymous

    I am saddened that people don’t seem to be able to enjoy a stupid little movie. Werewolf movie snobs, who would have thought? XD

  • I can enjoy a stupid little movie. I just don’t relish the thought of paying $15 for the privilege.

  • Anonymous

    That’s why I wait til this stuff gets down to a penny on Amazon. :)