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Werewolf (1995)

R | | Horror | Video 21 January 1996
Unscrupulous archaeologists try to take advantage of an outbreak of lycanthropy prompted by the discovery of a werewolf skeleton in the Arizona desert.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuri (as George Rivero)
Federico Cavalli ...
Paul Niles (as Fred Cavalli)
Adriana Stastny ...
Natalie Burke (as Adrianna Miles)
Jules Desjarlais ...
R.C. Bates ...
Tony Zarindast ...
Security Guard
Heidi Bjorn ...
Neena Belini ...
Girl in Jeep
Daniel Robert ...
Kid in Jeep
Jerry Scott ...
Taxi Driver
Tony Bova ...


A team of archaeologists with unplaceable accents unearth a skeleton at a dig in an Arizona quarry. The Native Americans on the dig instantly recognize it as the remains of a werewolf, so the team leaders immediately take it to their lab and stare at it. Natalie, one of the team members, thinks it's absolutely fascinating, but Yuri siezes on greater ambitions when one of the dig assistants, who injured themself on the remains, becomes infected and turns into a werewolf in full view of hospital personnel. Yuri then conducts an experiment infecting other people in town to see if they turn into werewolves as well. When Paul arrives at the lab to assist in analyzing the remains, Yuri infects him, too. After Paul's transformation (under a week-long full moon), Natalie tries to save him. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »




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21 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arizona Werewolf  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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Director Tony Zarindast used stock footage for the car wreck that he had purchased before the shoot. In an attempt to make the footage match with the car used for the shoot he had the car painted the matching color of the stock footage car. Still it's obvious that the car is a Ford Taurus and the car in the wreck is a Plymouth Acclaim. See more »


The feet on the werewolf skeleton are one solid piece, visible when it's first on the table. Actual foot bones would be separate, unless there was still skin stuck to them. See more »


Noel: Look Yuri, What the hell is wrong with you? I suggest you stay out here and get sober before you rejoin the party and when you do your gonna apologize to Natalie! Now go take a walk!
[walks away]
Yuri: Yeah, I'll take a walk!
[gives a disgusted look at the camera]
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"Werewolf"? Where-SCRIPT?!
28 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen some good werewolf movies in my time. "An American Werewolf in London", "The Wolf Man" and "The Howling" are among my favorites (and, incidentally, some of the better examples of the genre).

And then we get to "Werewolf", which seems to be the cinematic equivalent of a really bad train wreck. Up until I had seen this beauty, "Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf" was the worst movie about lycantropy I had ever witnessed.

Even the synopsis is bad: archaeologists dig up a skeleton of a werewolf and when people get cut on it, they turn into werewolves!

Kids, I won't lie to you...this movie stinks in every conceivable way you could imagine. The actors have so many different accents among them you'd think this was a co-production with the League of Nations. There are about ten (that I noticed) different versions of about, say, four werewolves in the whole movie. The director has absolutely no sense of how to set up a scene - scary, introductory, dramatic, what-have-you (a werewolf transformation gets up-staged by a mural in a bar? Yeah, just what I was thinking).

There are pretty women to ogle at, though. Whether or not they can act is a moot point, I suppose, but they talk about "fussinading" things, scream with what sounds like three voice boxes and type letters while pantsless.

But in the end, this is about as sorry an excuse for a werewolf (or "wahrwilf", or "wherwalf" or whatever) film I've seen in my life. Yep, it's bad; as bad as a truckload of dirty gym clothes. Bad like those ties way back in your closet. Bad like a Pauly Shore retrospective. Bad like getting gyros from an Italian restaurant.

Break out the silver bullets, wolfsbane, crucifixes and everything else for this flick!

No stars for "Werewolf" - the worst werewolf movie ever featuring Joe Estevez.

TIDBIT - victims of lycantropy should NEVER drive.

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