WolfCop (2014)

An alcoholic cop wakes up one morning feeling a little different. His senses are stronger, dogs like him and when the full moon hits, he turns into a killer werewolf. A killer werewolf with a sense of duty to uphold. He becomes the WolfCop.

A low budget Canadian horror comedy flick in the style of Hobo With A Shotgun. While Hobo was decent, I felt a little underwhelmed with it. It was a little too serious for a low budget grindhouse flick that was suppose to emulate the 70’s and 80’s of cheesy horror. WolfCop seems like the type of film that would fill those needs and for the most part it does. With a modest budget of a million dollars, Lowell Dean manages to make the film look and feel like it belongs with those 70’s and 80’s flicks you’d find at the bottom of a dollar bin at Wal-Mart. If the film was too crisp and smooth, it wouldn’t fit the atmosphere.

Dean tries his best to blend horror and comedy, a lot of the jokes fall flat, but there is just enough in there to make it entertaining. The execution was never going to be able to match the concept. I wanted more of the WolfCop on duty, foiling one robbery and crashing one drug op wasn’t enough for me.

The monster effects are decent and there is a bit of comical gore to be had. I couldn’t help but laugh at the faceless screaming man. For those wondering if a WolfCop can have sex with a human…he sure can. In a late night Baby Blue 2 on CityTV kind of way.

The theatre wasn’t packed, but the audience who was in attendance seemed to enjoy themselves. This film does not take itself seriously, which is a good thing. I hope the film manages to find a cult following and if the ending of the film holds true, we will see a sequel sometime soon. Until then, enjoy the “it’s so bad, it’s good” nature of WolfCop.