Werewolf Movies!!!by paulwalsssh | created - 09 Jul 2012 | updated - 09 Jul 2012 | Public
Werewolves are great! They kill sissy vampires, are truly monstrous, and operate under a strict sense of instinct. Here are some cool movies to check out! Once again, as always, no order present, just a listing :)
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1. Romasanta (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror
An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »
Spain's first recorded serial killer...was a werewolf!!! Or at least that is what his defense purported at the trial...
2. Wild Country (2005)
R | 67 min | Horror
In Glasgow, the teenager single mother Kelly Ann is forced by Father Steven "Steve" Gillis to deliver her baby boy for adoption. Six weeks later, Father Steve organizes a hike in the ... See full summary »
Low budget effort with a very good cast and pacing. The creatures are meh, especially when designed by the same fella who made the monsters in Dog Soldiers (later on this list.)
3. Wolfen (1981)
R | 115 min | Horror, Thriller
A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
Votes: 7,570 | Gross: $10.63M
Okay; it's not really a werewolf movie. A great allegory to ecological annihilation and urban sprawl, this movie is more of a possessed wolf movie with werewolf sentiments. The acting is great, the story is interesting, and the wolf P.O.V. shots are fun and fast.
4. Wolf (1994)
R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.
Votes: 47,245 | Gross: $65.01M
Jack Nicholson as a werewolf!!!! This is a slower take on werewolf pics, but engrossing nonetheless. Also, the werewolf mythology is skewed in this movie. A man turns werewolf every night, finally becoming a werewolf permanently on the first full moon they encounter. Countdown time!
5. The Company of Wolves (1984)
R | 95 min | Horror, Fantasy
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.
Votes: 12,751 | Gross: $4.39M
Holy moly I love this flick! Neil Jordan (Crying Game, The Butcher Boy, Interview with a Vampire) directs this tale of a recurring theme of Little Red Riding Hood. This movie is as close to a bad dream as one can get, with haunting sets and gloomy woods. The visual style is artistically honed and the metaphorical aspect of men as wolves out preying on women is deftly executed.
6. The Wolf Man (1941)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.
The original werewolf movie, or at least the one that popularized the sub-genre. Silver hurts werewolves? This movie. It also set a heavy precedent where many werewolf movies seem to be set in English settings. And, in sharing similarity with a newer classic, is about an American in England ;)
7. Werewolf of London (1935)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.
Predates The Wolf Man AND was produced by the same studio (Universal.) A poor lad is bitten and contracts lycanthropy...all while trying to find a cure for lycanthropy. Guess that didn't work out! A very entertaining classic with a little bit of everything.
8. The Howling (1981)
R | 91 min | Horror
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Votes: 25,802 | Gross: $17.99M
A staple of modern werewolf cinema, The Howling follows Dee Wallace as she tries to relax at a resort for a little R & R after a previous close call with a serial killer. Scares, effects, and acting are all top-notch and the movie still plays well thirty years later :)
9. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 76,502 | Gross: $30.57M
One of my faves, this movie has a pair of unlucky American friends crossing a British moor around midnight. Bad idea! A study of a man's slow slide into werewolf-dom and the inevitable tragic outcomes brought on by doubt, disbelief, and too firm a grasp on what science says is actual and imaginary.
10. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
Votes: 36,348 | Gross: $0.00M
When you become a little older, your body might start growing hair in places once bare, you grow larger teeth, you may grow more distant from your family, and a violently explosive attitude might surface from time to time. Puberty, you ask? Why no...not at all my dear. You are becoming a werewolf!
11. Bad Moon (1996)
R | 80 min | Horror
One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $1.06M
Okay, okay...this movie is bad, but very fun regardless. Ted is bitten. Ted goes to live with his sister and young nephew. Ted makes Thor suspicious (not the superhero, but the family dog named Thor?) Simple, cheesy effects aside, this movie is quite hilarious. The moon seems to be full permanently, which would have untold consequences of a 2012 level I would think. The werewolf is in a Halloween costume equivalent. Oh, and the family dog's name is THOR!!!! Oh, and it is seriously around 75 minutes long so does not grow wearisome before the end.
12. Silver Bullet (1985)
R | 95 min | Horror
A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator.
Votes: 19,341 | Gross: $5.40M
Oh Silver Bullet...where to begin? Gary Busey as the Uncle. A high-speed wheelchair/car chase!!! Predictably oafish locals. This movie is reeeeeeeee-diculous! But I absolutely love it. Bad Moon is bad. Silver Bullet is so bad it's...marginally great :D Marty is a disabled child who may have a bead on the mysterious killer terrorizing his small town...
13. Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror
A group of strangers visit an ancient Hungarian castle and bring along a werewolf.
An okay sequel coupled with an intriguing premise. Several guests at a Romanian castle are being picked off, one by one. Who is the murderous beast prowling the hallways? A form of werewolf Clue and fun to watch.
14. Underworld (2003)
R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.
Votes: 230,816 | Gross: $51.97M
The only movie to make the vampire and werewolf lists boasts slick visuals, loud action, lots of gore, and the ever fun to watch battle of lycans and vamps. Not Twilight material (Thank God!!!) Visceral and entertaining way to waste an hour and some change :)
15. Dog Soldiers (2002)
R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.
The mecca (in my opinion) of werewolf movies and quite possibly monster movies in general. Several British grunts go out on 'routine maneuvers' to play at war-games in the Scottish wilderness. After holding up inside a farmhouse (chased inside by some kind of creatures) the true fun really begins!!!! These werewolves look amazing, the background story for the war-games purpose is fantastic, the action scenes are gritty, and the movie is wholly engaging throughout. Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) has a hit here with his first directorial attempt...or, more accurately, success.