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Wolfen (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  24 July 1981 (USA)
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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

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A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victoms were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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The "canus lupis" mentioned in the film is a real zoological term. The species has thirty-nine subpsecies. Its common English names for it are 'wolf' and 'gray wolf'. See more »

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Moments before the first murder, the killers stalk their victim (using the "night vision" effect) and pass behind a parked car, revealing the reflection of a bright sunny day in the rear hood of the car when it is supposedly taking place at night. See more »

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Rebecca Neff: South Bronx and Wall Street! What's the connection?
Dewey Wilson: They're both dead!
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9 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

gregory hines? was axctually really good in this film ;so was finney.One of my favorite films,though it had one or two sappy parts,the Indian dude was crusty.but still a very cool horror film as I recall growing up. I have rented it many times since and still enjoy it. Just the whole vibe of the film is really cool. Any lesser actor than finney could have taken this film down the wrong road into crapland,but finney knocked it out of the ballpark. The scenes for the movie were just spot on as well.Excellently directed too. Some of the scenes were a bit violent,but not in a slasher kind of way.This is back when horror films still had a plot of sorts.


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