While passing through a small town, Eric is shot and buried by a deranged cop-wannabe who is murdering vagrants while impersonating a police officer. Alamo Joe catches up to Eric and Eric ... See full summary »

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While passing through a small town, Eric is shot and buried by a deranged cop-wannabe who is murdering vagrants while impersonating a police officer. Alamo Joe catches up to Eric and Eric convinces him that the phony cop is a serial killer. Written by Anonymous

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Unusual Werewolf episode.

Werewolf: Nightmare in Blue starts as Eric (John J. York) is busted by a cop named Officer Ritter (Gregg Henry) who quickly turns out to be a psycho when he takes Eric to a deserted house on the edge of town & for no apparent reason shoots him & buries him in the basement. Of course Eric being a Werewolf regenerates & sees that the cop has done it before as there are several other 'graves' there. Eric can't go to the police & when he tries to phone it in the cops don't believe him & say there isn't even an Officer Ritter on the force. Then Eric notices Offficer Ritter again this time arresting a young woman, however bounty hunter Alamo Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault) catches up with Eric at last & becomes the girls only hope if Eric can even convince him that the cop is a killer...

Episode twenty one from the first & only season of Werewolf this originally in the US during January 1988, directed by Devid Hemmings this is an odd little episode that doesn't quite fit into any traditional category but there's something about Nightmare in Blue that makes it both rather watchable & intriguing. It's about a failed cop who goes around dishing out his own brand of justice by clearing the streets of transients & the homeless by posing as a cop & then killing them. This is quite interesting as his motives are never really fully given, I really liked the way he would ask his victims 'well aren't you going to ask why?' & when they do he just blows them away without any sort of explanation. It's rather cold & chilling in some ways although a bit baffling in other's as we never really find out that much about him. Bounty hunter Rogan returns to the show after several episodes & is actually becomes the hero at the end which is unusual but then Werewolf is a show which does try to be different & go against expectation. At only twenty fives in length it's short & has an intriguing story that I rather liked. I wasn't keen on the cop who took Eric's phone call though, wouldn't he be obliged by law to at least check his story out? At least have a black and white do a drive by? Have the scene at least checked out?

There's not too much Werewolf action in Nightmare in Blue, Eric changes shortly after he gets shot & digs his way out of his own grave but otherwise there's none & Nightmare in Blue must be one of the few Werewolf episodes where Eric is not seen to change at the end although it is implied that he did. As usual this is well shot with some moody nighttime photography although I think I spotted a continuity mistake, as Officer Ritter drives Eric around when the camera is placed inside the cop car he has his windshield wipers on because it's clearly raining outside yet whenever it switches to a long shot of the cop car it's not raining at all.

Nightmare in Blue is an unusual Werewolf episode with a dark & slightly disturbed plot that will leave you with some questions but should entertain in a morbid sort of way, fans of the show should like it & maybe anyone looking for something a bit different.


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