Werewolf: Season 1, Episode 1

Werewolf (11 Jul. 1987)

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Grad student Eric Cord's roommate and best friend Ted gives Eric a gun with silver bullets and confesses that he is a werewolf, bitten while he was working on a boat owned by Captain Janos ... See full summary »

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Grad student Eric Cord's roommate and best friend Ted gives Eric a gun with silver bullets and confesses that he is a werewolf, bitten while he was working on a boat owned by Captain Janos Skorzeney. A pentagram appears on his palm a few hours before he changes. The only way to end the curse is to kill the original werewolf in this bloodline. Eric ties Ted up but he changes, breaks free and bites Eric, who is forced to shoot him. Charged with murder, Eric jumps bail and begins searching for the werewolf who bit Ted, who turns out to be Skorzeney. Eric is pursued by "Alamo Joe" Rogan, a bounty hunter who saw Eric change and now uses silver bullets. Written by Anonymous

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The name "Janos Skorzeny" was taken from The Night Stalker (1972). See more »

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Kelly: Maybe you should call your lawyer.
Eric: And tell him what, I'm going werewolf hunting? They'd lock me in a rubber room with a box of Crayolas.
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Excellent series!
8 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Eric Cord is your typical High School student, living a fairly uneventful life, that is until one night he is attacked……by a werewolf! Now afflicted with the lycanthropic curse himself, Eric's only chance of a cure is to find and sever the source of the original bloodline. However, to make matters more dangerous, Cord himself is now being hunted by a relentless bounty hunter….

So sets the story for this excellent series that ran on the Fox Network in its early days. Sadly, here in the UK, only the pilot episode is commercially available, however I was fortunate enough to get hold of the entire series on a fan recorded DVD-R set of this late 80's lycanthrope classic!

OK, so as many people have pointed out, the plot is intrinsically just a slightly altered rehash of the classic 80's TV show The Incredible Hulk but frankly who cares when it's rendered with such enthusiasm and gusto?!

The series benefited immeasurably from its fine main cast of John York as Cord, the superbly menacing Chuck Conners as Janos Skorzeny, Lance Legault as the bounty hunter 'Alamo Jo' Rogan (who A-Team fans will instantly recognise as the similarly determined Colonal Decker) and finally, later in the series the always superb Brian Thompson. Also of special interest to FX fans, none other than American Werewolf In London fx genius Rick Baker contributed the werewolf designs (with the equally excellent Greg Cannom carrying out the transformation sequences)

In all, 29 episodes were aired after which the series sadly folded (after only one season). Still, in this short run there were very few dud episodes ('The Unicorn' was probably the only really poor one that springs to mind although admittedly, the final few episodes couldn't quite sustain the suspense of those that proceeded them) and the series quite rightly enjoys a fairly sizable cult following.

An essential addition to the shelf of any self respecting werewolf fan!


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