33 Upcoming & Recently Released Werewolf Movies

Did you lose track of all the werewolf movies coming out lately? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you keep up on releases and reviews, and plan your purchases or pre-orders.

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Wolf House

Status as of 2018-01-20

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2016-01-01

Home Release

2017-01-17

Director

Matt D. Lord, Ken Cosentino

Screenwriter

Ken Cosentino, Elizabeth Houlihan

Starring

Jessica Bell, Ken Cosentino, Marcus Ganci-Rotella

A shoestring budget found-footage feature that puts six friends on a camping trip into a scenario where maybe having murdered a Sasquatch is the least of their worries.

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Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras)

Status as of 2018-01-08

In Theatres

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas

Screenwriter

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

Starring

Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo

Clara, a nurse from a São Paulo favela, finds herself the adoptive mother of a werewolf child after his mother dies during childbirth. This Brazilian horror drama is currently playing at festivals, raking in stellar reviews and favourable comparisons to Let the Right One In. No information yet available on wider distribution, but there’s no way this one will disappear.

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An American Werewolf in London [remake]

Status as of 2018-01-06

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Max Landis

Screenwriter

Max Landis

Starring

n/a

Max Landis has plans to write and direct a remake his father’s legendary, nigh-untouchable film. The screenplay is in progress, and deviates somewhat from the original. What other changes are in store? Will it actually be good? There’s literally only one way to find out, and that is to wait patiently.

 

Altered Beast

Status as of 2018-01-06

Rumoured

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

n/a

Screenwriter

n/a

Starring

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.

Dances with Werewolves

Status as of 2018-01-06

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2016-11-01

Home Release

2017-10-31

Director

Donald F. Glut and Dan Golden

Screenwriter

Donald F. Glut and Dan Golden

Starring

Aqueela Zoll, Tatiana DeKhtyar and Omar Paz Trujillo

This low budget exploitation film boasting Angus Scrimm‘s final screen role doesn’t look great, but this Amazon review is amazing:

My best friend in life had a very small part. His name is Johnny Roastbeef Williams he was killed by the star of the movie… He actually sounded like he was being killed by her. First I thought he had a heart attack from having her legs around him. I guess he is still alive.

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Wolfwalkers

Status as of 2018-01-06

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart

Screenwriter

Will Collins and Tomm Moore

Starring

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.

Betsy

Status as of 2018-01-06

Unknown

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Shawn Burkett

Screenwriter

Shawn Burkett and Ayse Howard

Starring

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

A successfully-crowdfunded indie horror film that was released to backers and some reviewers in the autumn of 2017. I’m really liking that visual identity work, and the reviews posted to its Facebook page sound fairly positive, but it’s not clear how folks who missed the crowdfunding effort can get a copy.

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Teen Wolf Too [Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2018-01-06

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1987-11-20

Home Release

2017-08-08

Director

Christopher Leitch

Screenwriter

R. Timothy Kring

Starring

Jason Bateman, Kim Darby and John Astin

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.

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Teen Wolf [Collector’s Edition]

Status as of 2018-01-06

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1985-08-23

Home Release

2017-08-08

Director

Rod Daniel

Screenwriter

Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman

Starring

Michael J. Fox, James Hampton and Susan Ursitti

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).

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The Wildness

Status as of 2018-01-06

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Marcel Sarmiento

Screenwriter

Evan Dickson

Starring

n/a

Stoner ski-bum versus rich-kid werewolves. No news since March 2016, when it was in pre-production near Vancouver, Canada.

 

Bad Vibes

Status as of 2018-01-06

Rumoured

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

David Gebroe

Screenwriter

David Gebroe

Starring

Elijah Wood

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.

Another WolfCop

Status as of 2018-01-06

In Theatres

Theatrical Release

2017-12-01

Home Release

n/a

Director

Lowell Dean

Screenwriter

Lowell Dean

Starring

Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio and Jonathan Cherry

This sequel to the 2014 film WolfCop was green-lit before the original even premiered. In 2016 it made the rounds at festivals in North America. It debuted in Canadian theatres in December 2017, and is likely to see wider theatrical release and distribution on Netflix and other VOD services in 2018.

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Fang

Status as of 2018-01-06

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Adam R. Steigert

Screenwriter

Adam R. Steigert

Starring

Melantha Blackthorne, Melodie Roehrig and Theo Maefs

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”. As of January 2018 they’re sharing promotional stills.

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Curse

Status as of 2018-01-05

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

n/a

Screenwriter

n/a

Starring

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!.

Lycanimator

Status as of 2018-01-05

In Development

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

n/a

Director

Sébastien Godin

Screenwriter

Sébastien Godin

Starring

Cayt Fenics, Briana Wyman and Joel D. Wynkoop

A group of friends go to an abandoned house for a weekend away, only to come across a mad scientist with some monster-making goo.” This B-movie didn’t make its Indiegogo goal but they went and made it anyway. This looks like mesmerizing lo-fi neon insanity.

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Carnivore: Werewolf of London

Status as of 2017-12-23

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2017-10-31

Home Release

2017-12-09

Director

Simon Wells

Screenwriter

Simon Wells

Starring

Ben Loyd-Holmes, Atlanta Johnson and Gregory Cox

This low-budget British film mostly takes place at a cottage in the countryside. In it, two very worried people who may or may not be engaged yell, get partly undressed, and brandish weapons at an ominous shape.

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Bad Moon [Director’s Cut]

Status as of 2017-07-12

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1996-11-01

Home Release

2016-07-19

Director

Eric Red

Screenwriter

Eric Red

Starring

Michael Paré, Mariel Hemingway and Mason Gamble

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.

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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

Status as of 2017-07-12

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

1973-08-01

Home Release

2016-07-26

Director

Nathan H. Juran

Screenwriter

Bob Homel

Starring

Kerwin Mathews and Elaine Devry

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.

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Bubba The Redneck Werewolf

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-10-25

Home Release

2017-01-17

Director

Brendan Jackson Rogers

Screenwriter

Stephen Biro

Starring

Fred Lass, Malone Thomas and Mitch Hyman

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.

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Little Dead Rotting Hood

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2016-01-05

Director

Jared Cohn

Screenwriter

Gabriel Campisi

Starring

Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos

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

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Crying Wolf

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2015-12-12

Director

Tony Jopia

Screenwriter

Andy Davie and Michael Dale

Starring

Caroline Munro, Gary Martin and Joe Egan

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

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Howl

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2015-08-05

Home Release

2016-01-12

Director

Paul Hyett

Screenwriter

Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

Starring

Ed Speleers, Sean Pertwee and Holly Weston

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.

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Blood Moon

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

n/a

Home Release

2015-09-01

Director

Jeremy Wooding

Screenwriter

Alan Wightman

Starring

George Blagden, Tom Cotcher and Barrington De La Roche

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

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When Animals Dream

Status as of 2017-07-11

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-05-19

Home Release

2015-09-25

Director

Jonas Alexander Arnby

Screenwriter

Rasmus Birch

Starring

Lars Mikkelsen, Jakob Oftebro and Sonja Richter

“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.

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WolfCop

Status as of 2017-07-10

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-06-06

Home Release

2015-06-02

Director

Lowell Dean

Screenwriter

Lowell Dean

Starring

Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio and Jonathan Cherry

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.

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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

Director

Adrián García Bogliano

Screenwriter

Eric Stolze

Starring

Nick Damici, Ethan Embry and Lance Guest

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.

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Wolves

Status as of 2017-07-09

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2014-08-28

Home Release

2015-01-20

Director

David Hayter

Screenwriter

David Hayter

Starring

Jason Momoa and Lucas Till

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.

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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

Director

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi

Screenwriter

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi

Starring

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh

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.

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Underworld: Blood Wars

Status as of 2017-07-08

Available to Own

Theatrical Release

2017-01-26

Home Release

2017-04-25

Director

Anna Foerster

Screenwriter

Cory Goodman

Starring

Kate Beckinsale, Theo James

The Underworld saga continues, for better or worse.

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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

Director

Philippe Mora

Screenwriter

Robert Sarno

Starring

Christopher Lee (RIP), Annie McEnroe and Reb Brow

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.

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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

Director

Neil Marshall

Screenwriter

Neil Marshall

Starring

Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Emma Cleasby

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

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