Recent & Upcoming Werewolf Movies

Did you lose track of all the werewolf movies coming out lately? I did, and it’s kinda my job to keep tabs on them all! Here’s a cheat sheet to help you keep up on releases and plan your purchases or pre-orders.

An American Werewolf in London [remake]

Status as of 2017-07-13

Rumoured

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Max Landis has plans to write and direct a remake his father’s legendary, nigh-untouchable film. Will it ever happen? Will it actually be good? There’s literally only one way to find out, and that is to wait patiently.

Director

Max Landis

Screenwriter

Max Landis

Starring

n/a

Wolfwalkers

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

A new animated feature from the brilliant folks at Cartoon Saloon who brought us Song Of The Sea, contender for my favourite animated film of all time. Slated for release in 2018. Check out the concept trailer and get more detail on the story here.

Director

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart

Screenwriter

Will Collins and Tomm Moore

Starring

n/a

Fang

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

A “hardcore horror film” that Adam R. Steigert has been promising for years. It started production in June 2017 and is being promoted on its Facebook page with the tag “#fang2018”.

Director

Adam R. Steigert

Screenwriter

Adam R. Steigert

Starring

Melantha Blackthorne, Melodie Roehrig and Theo Maefs

Another WolfCop

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

2016-09-25

Home Release

n/a

This sequel to the 2014 film WolfCop was green-lit before the original even premiered. It’s currently making the rounds at festivals in North America and is likely to see wider theatrical release in late 2017.

Director

Lowell Dean

Screenwriter

Lowell Dean

Starring

Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio and Jonathan Cherry

The Wildness

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Stoner ski-bum versus rich-kid werewolves. As of March 2016, in pre-production near Vancouver, Canada.

Director

Marcel Sarmiento

Screenwriter

Evan Dickson

Starring

n/a

Altered Beast

Status as of 2017-07-11

Rumoured

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

The feature film based on the classic Sega video game (“WISE fwum yo gwaabe”) was announced in 2014, but there’s been no developments since a big-name production company was attached in December 2016.

Director

n/a

Screenwriter

n/a

Starring

n/a

Curse

Status as of 2017-07-12

In Development

Theatrical Release

2018-01-01

Home Release

n/a

Blumhouse is producing a screen adaptation of this excellent 4-part comic series by writer Michael Moreci & artist Tim Daniel. As of May 2016 they were still in the paperwork phase. The comics are available as a trade paperback on AmazonComixology and direct from publisher Boom Studis!.

Director

n/a

Screenwriter

n/a

Starring

n/a

Carnivore: Werewolf of London

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

2017-10-31

Home Release

n/a

Director

Simon Wells

Screenwriter

Simon Wells

Starring

Ben Loyd-Holmes, Atlanta Johnson and Gregory Cox

Betsy

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

A successfully-crowdfunded indie horror film that’s currently in production, with a release scheduled for “August – Early September”. I’m really liking that visual identity work, and it’s encouraging to see the filmmakers posting updates as recently as 12 hours ago (as of this entry).

Director

Shawn Burkett

Screenwriter

Shawn Burkett and Ayse Howard

Starring

Kelci C. Magel, Josh Miller, Marylee Osborne and Joe Kidd

Teen Wolf [Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Pre-Order

Theatrical Release

1985-08-23

Home Release

2017-08-08

This Scream Factory edition of the ultimate 80s artifact features a new high-def film transfer and a 143-minute documentary about the making of the film (featuring new interviews from the cast and crew).

Director

Rod Daniel

Screenwriter

Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman

Starring

Michael J. Fox, James Hampton and Susan Ursitti

Teen Wolf Too [Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Pre-Order

Theatrical Release

1987-11-20

Home Release

2017-08-08

Sure, why not? Jason Bateman’s always good. Lots of new special features on this Scream Factory edition, too, considering the film’s less-than-stellar reception.

Director

Christopher Leitch

Screenwriter

R. Timothy Kring

Starring

Jason Bateman, Kim Darby and John Astin

Underworld: Blood Wars

Status as of 2017-07-08

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2017-01-26

Home Release

2017-04-25

The Underworld saga continues, for better or worse.

Director

Anna Foerster

Screenwriter

Cory Goodman

Starring

Kate Beckinsale, Theo James

Bubba The Redneck Werewolf

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-10-25

Home Release

2017-01-17

Based on the comic of the same name, this lowbrow feature doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not, and is accordingly more satisfying than you might guess based on the name, you snob.

Director

Brendan Jackson Rogers

Screenwriter

Stephen Biro

Starring

Fred Lass, Malone Thomas and Mitch Hyman

Dances with Werewolves

Status as of 2017-07-11

Unknown

Theatrical Release

2016-11-01

Home Release

n/a

The film boasting Angus Scrimm‘s final screen role doesn’t seem to have a web site or and isn’t available for purchase anywhere, which is maybe just as well – it doesn’t look great.

Director

Donald F. Glut and Dan Golden

Screenwriter

Donald F. Glut and Dan Golden

Starring

Aqueela Zoll, Tatiana DeKhtyar and Omar Paz Trujillo

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

Status as of 2017-07-12

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1973-08-01

Home Release

2016-07-26

This movie’s home media debut doesn’t have a ton of extras, but it’s a hi-def transfer, so you know those 70’s fashions will look crisp. Thank you, Scream Factory.

Director

Nathan H. Juran

Screenwriter

Bob Homel

Starring

Kerwin Mathews and Elaine Devry

Bad Moon [Director’s Cut]

Status as of 2017-07-12

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1996-11-01

Home Release

2016-07-19

This re-release is loaded with new and exclusive extras, including a director’s cut, a making-of featurette, and commentary tracks by director Eric Red and photojournalist/werewolf actor Michael Paré.

Director

Eric Red

Screenwriter

Eric Red

Starring

Michael Paré, Mariel Hemingway and Mason Gamble

Uncaged

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2016-02-02

Has one hell of a cool poster and a great trailer, but it didn’t fare well in our Full Moon Features. Released in the UK under the title “Beast Within”.

Director

Daniel Robbins

Screenwriter

Daniel Robbins and Mark Rapaport

Starring

Ben Getz and Kyle Kirkpatrick

Howl

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2015-08-05

Home Release

2016-01-12

Two years ago I wrote “If traffic to this site is an accurate measurement of interest, this is the film of the year.” It wasn’t, nor did its release outside of the UK seem like more than an afterthought, but it’s still pretty good.

Director

Paul Hyett

Screenwriter

Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

Starring

Ed Speleers, Sean Pertwee and Holly Weston

Little Dead Rotting Hood

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2016-01-05

Zombies, werewolves, fairy tales, and the handsome guy who plays Duke on Haven.

Director

Jared Cohn

Screenwriter

Gabriel Campisi

Starring

Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos

Bad Vibes

Status as of 2017-07-11

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

A psychedelic werewolf cult versus “squares” in 1969. It’s been in development since 2011 and was set to shoot in Austin in October 2015. The lack of recent news makes it unclear whether that actually happened or if it’s gone back into limbo.

Director

David Gebroe

Screenwriter

David Gebroe

Starring

Elijah Wood

Crying Wolf

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2015-12-12

From the top-rated Amazon review: “I got thru it with a family sized bag of Cheetos, a six pack and a bong.”

Director

Tony Jopia

Screenwriter

Andy Davie and Michael Dale

Starring

Caroline Munro, Gary Martin and Joe Egan

When Animals Dream

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-05-19

Home Release

2015-09-25

“Når dyrene drømmer” in the original Danish. An ominous, nearly minimalist look at a young woman’s response to a hereditary physiological condition. Hint: it’s not the gene that makes cilantro taste like shit to some people.

Director

Jonas Alexander Arnby

Screenwriter

Rasmus Birch

Starring

Lars Mikkelsen, Jakob Oftebro and Sonja Richter

Blood Moon

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2015-09-01

A werewolf western filmed in southern England that takes forever to get anywhere and doesn’t know what to do when it gets there.

Director

Jeremy Wooding

Screenwriter

Alan Wightman

Starring

George Blagden, Tom Cotcher and Barrington De La Roche

What We Do in the Shadows

Status as of 2017-07-09

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-01-19

Home Release

2015-07-21

Even if it didn’t have (extremely funny, polite and well-designed) werewolves in it, this would still be the best vampire movie ever made.

Director

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi

Screenwriter

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi

Starring

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh

Howling II [Scream Factory Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2017-07-08

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1986-01-01

Home Release

2015-07-14

The “so-bad-it’s-good” (or maybe it’s just bad) sequel to the legendary original got the Scream Factory treatment, with some exclusive bonus features.

Director

Philippe Mora

Screenwriter

Robert Sarno

Starring

Christopher Lee (RIP), Annie McEnroe and Reb Brow

Dog Soldiers [Scream Factory Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2017-07-08

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2002-05-10

Home Release

2015-06-23

A super fancy DVD / Blu-ray edition of a modern classic, with a new transfer and bonus features.

Director

Neil Marshall

Screenwriter

Neil Marshall

Starring

Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Emma Cleasby

WolfCop

Status as of 2017-07-10

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-06-06

Home Release

2015-06-02

The gross, childish, over-the-top b-movie that I will love and cherish forever. One of Canada’s finest exports. Pairs well with a can of cheap beer.

Director

Lowell Dean

Screenwriter

Lowell Dean

Starring

Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio and Jonathan Cherry

Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf

Status as of 2017-07-10

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-03-09

Home Release

2015-04-10

Imagine, a movie where the main character knows what kind of monster he’s dealing with before the average audience member has finished their first drink! If you want to spoil yourself and get a look at the werewolf, click this way.

Director

Adrián García Bogliano

Screenwriter

Eric Stolze

Starring

Nick Damici, Ethan Embry and Lance Guest

Wolves

Status as of 2017-07-09

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-08-28

Home Release

2015-01-20

Don’t concern yourself with the complicated mythology and “daddy issues” plot – this thing has Jason Momoa as a werewolf, and some of the best practical werewolves ever. Check out some close-ups of that werewolf makeup here.

Director

David Hayter

Screenwriter

David Hayter

Starring

Jason Momoa and Lucas Till

Werewolf Rising

Status as of 2017-07-09

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-10-14

Home Release

2014-10-14

By all accounts, Bill Oberst Jr. is the only saving grace in this dog’s breakfast of a werewolf movie, which received one of the most savage Full Moon Features yet.

Director

BC Furtney

Screenwriter

BC Furtney

Starring

Bill Oberst Jr., Brian Berry and Melissa Carnell