Monsters: Season 2, Episode 17

One Wolf's Family (11 Feb. 1990)

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Anya, a girl who comes from a family of wolves, plans to marry Stanley, but her father objects because Stanley is a were-hyena.



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Anya, a girl who comes from a family of wolves, plans to marry Stanley, but her father objects because Stanley is a were-hyena.

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Not my sort of episode.

Monsters: One Wolf's Family starts as Werewolf Victor (Jerry Stiller) comes home from work early in order to prepare to meet his daughter Anya's (Amy Stller) fiancé Stanley (Robert Clohessy). Unfortunately it turns out that Stanley is a scavenging Werehyena rather than an honourable Werewolf provider & Victor forbids the marriage. Meanwhile nosey neighbour Agnes Peabody (Karen Shallo) has her suspicions about the family & tries to expose them for the Werewolf killers that they are...

Episode seventeen from season two of Monsters this originally aired in the US during February 1990, directed by Alex Zamm this is not really the sort of episode that does much for me. One Wolf's Family is one of those quirky off-beat light hearted episodes that tries to mix American sitcom with horror & the results are pretty dismal here, this is not funny in the slightest & One Wolf's Family depiction of a family of Werewolves trying to live normal lives in suburban American is rather lame, witless & tired. The story might have had potential but the limited budget & twenty minute duration hurts it & I just thought it was pretty poor all round. There's no twist's or turns & even the idea of having a Werewolf subspecies of a Werehyena is totally wasted, one to avoid.

This episode has poor make-up effects on the Werewolves themselves with just a pair of bushy eyebrows & thick sideburns, the Werewolves look rather crap actually. There's a bit of gore with some severed body parts including a couple of heads, arms & feet. This ones not scary or funny in the slightest so I don't really see how I can recommend it. Almost the entire Stiller family turn up here although wisely future star Ben Stiller doesn't.

One Wolf's Family is a poor episode of Monsters that isn't scary, funny or clever & is rather tiresome. Even at only twenty minutes in length this one outstays it's welcome.

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