Note as of 2017-07-07: this page is about a year out of date, but will be getting a HUGE update in the next few days!
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.
- Underworld: Blood Wars. The Underworld saga continues. Directed by Anna Foerster and starring Kate Beckinsale. Currently in post-production, with a theatrical release planned for January 2017.
- The Wildness. Stoner ski-bum versus rich-kid werewolves. As of March 2016, in pre-production near Vancouver, Canada. Directed by Marcel Sarmiento.
- Bad Vibes, starring Elijah Wood. A psychedelic werewolf cult versus “squares” in 1969. Was set to shoot in Austin in October 2015, so it’s probably in post production now.
- WolfCop II, the sequel to the best thing to come out of Canada since poutine. Directed by Lowell Dean, and starring Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, and Yannick Bisson. Currently in post-production.
- Little Dead Rotting Hood, directed by Jared Cohn and starring Eric Balfour andBianca A. Santos. Zombies, werewolves, fairy tales, and the handsome guy who plays Duke on Haven. Available on DVD in North America.
- Uncaged, directed by Daniel Robbins and starring Ben Getz. Has one hell of a cool poster and a great trailer, but it didn’t fare well in our Full Moon Features. Available now on DVD in North America. In the UK, it comes out March 21st on DVD / streaming under the title “Beast Within”.
- Howl, directed by Paul Hyett, starring Ed Speleers, Holly Weston and Elliot Cowan. If traffic to this site is an accurate measurement of interest, this is the film of the year. With this trailer, it’s no wonder. Available on DVD in North America and DVD, Blu-ray and streaming / download in the UK.
- Crying Wolf, directed by Tony Jopia, starring Caroline Munro, Joe Egan and Kristofer Dayne. Available for streaming and on DVD in North America and on DVD in the UK. Eviscerated by Full Moon Features.
- Howl is available on region 2 (Europe) DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.
- Blood Moon, directed by Jeremy Wooding, starring George Blagden, Tom Cotcher and Barrington De La Roche. Covered by Full Moon Features. Out on DVD in North America, and available in the UK on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.
- When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Arnby and starring Sonia Suhl. Out in North America on DVD, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes, and on Region 2 (Europe) Blu-ray. See the trailer and stellar poster art here. Covered by Full Moon Features.
- WolfCop, directed by Lowell Dean, starring Leo Fafard and Amy Matysio. North American DVD and Blu-ray are out now!
- Late Phases, directed by Adrián García Bogliano, starring Nick Damici and Ethan Embry. Available on DVD / Blu-ray or as a download. If you want to spoil yourself and get a look at the werewolf, click this way.
- Wolves, directed by David Hayter, starring Jason Momoa and Merritt Patterson. DVD and digital available now. Check out some close-ups of the fantastic werewolf makeup here.
- Werewolf Rising, directed by BC Furtney, starring Brian Berry and Melissa Carnell. Covered by Full Moon Features. DVD and digital download available now.
- What We Do In The Shadows, directed by & starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, also starring Jonathan Brugh. Available to buy or rent as a digital download on Amazon and iTunes, and as a Region 2 Blu-ray. North American DVD arrives July 21st (see below).
- Dog Soldiers [Scream Factory Collector’s Edition], directed by Neil Marshall, staring Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Emma Cleasby. Super fancy DVD / Blu-ray with a new transfer and bonus features. Available now from Scream Factory and Amazon.
- Howling II [Scream Factory Collector’s Edition], directed by Philippe Mora, starring Christopher Lee (RIP), Annie McEnroe and Reb Brow. Available for now from Scream Factory and Amazon.
It’s the holiday season and things are getting weird in the world of werewolves. Here are a few short pieces to chew on while you wait for your buddy Krampus to show up. (more…)
For several years now I’ve been hearing about Guardians of Luna, but my attempts to learn about it were continually rebuffed by the project’s Flash site. I’m a web developer. I… I don’t like Flash. But lately I’ve received enough email about it that last night I decided to give the site time to load so I could properly check it out, and hopefully answer three key questions: what is it, who made it, and how can I watch it? (more…)
Around this time last year, I was telling you about “House of the Wolf Man”, the “good old fashioned monster movie” that was shot in 2009 but purposely looks like it spent the last 65 years sitting in a Universal film vault. It stars Ron Chaney (the grandson of the original Wolf Man, Lon Chaney, Jr) and is an independent effort to complete the Universal horror “House Of” triptych, which officially only covered Frankenstein and Dracula. by Now I’m telling you about it again, because the DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon. It costs $17.99 US and ships September 28, 2010. This is great news for people who didn’t get a chance to see it at SDCC last year. That is to say, people like me.
If you’d like to watch Lawrence Talbot do terrible things over and over from the comfort of your own home, you’re in luck: Director’s Cut DVD and Director’s Cut super-bonus-feature Blu-ray editions of “The Wolfman” are available for pre-order now, and will be released on June 1st. In addition to the director’s cut of the film, the DVD version contains the theatrical cut and deleted / extended scenes. The Blu-ray version contains all of that too, plus
- Five featurettes: Return of The Wolfman, The Beast Maker, Transformation Secrets, The Wolfman Unleashed, Werewolf Legacy, Lore and Legend
- A “Take Control” feature with Makeup Artist Rick Baker, Visual Effects Producer Karen Murphy-Mundell and Director of Photography Shelly Johnson
- A digital copy of the film (no doubt encumbered with DRM)
- A copy of the original 1941 “Wolf Man” movie
I want to mention that every site I’ve seen mention these home releases has felt obligated to include a few shitty editorial comments about how “disappointing” this movie was. Even the official review Amazon is running moans about “bland computer-generated werewolves”. Sorry this movie didn’t blow the doors off Schindler’s List and the first three Indiana Jones movies, guys. It’s a bloody werewolf movie.
Whenever one of my favourite bands is about to release a new record, I make a point of listening through their entire discography as a sort of warm-up to the main event. I find savouring the new creation all the more enjoyable while the history of the material is fresh in my mind (yes, fine, I’m a geek, but don’t act like you don’t do it too). In that spirit, you might wish to prepare for the 12th by checking out the Universal Legacy Edition of “The Wolf Man”. Although this is the third time in a decade that Universal has re-released the 1941 classic, it sounds like this might be the edition worth buying. In addition to a new restoration of the film itself, the 2-disc set contains all of the bonus material available on 2004’s Legacy Collection version, plus two new documentaries (one on Lon Chaney Jr., the other on the history of werewolf movies). Not bad for twenty bucks!
Thanks to Macabri for the link.