Unscrupulous archaeologists try to take advantage of an outbreak of lycanthropy prompted by the discovery of a werewolf skeleton in the Arizona desert.


Tony Zarindast





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Rivero ... Yuri (as George Rivero)
Richard Lynch ... Noel
Federico Cavalli Federico Cavalli ... Paul Niles (as Fred Cavalli)
Adriana Stastny Adriana Stastny ... Natalie Burke (as Adrianna Miles)
Joe Estevez ... Joel
Jules Desjarlais Jules Desjarlais ... Tommy
R.C. Bates R.C. Bates ... Sam the Keeper
Tony Zarindast Tony Zarindast ... Security Guard
Randall Oliver ... Bill
Heidi Bjorn Heidi Bjorn ... Carrie
Neena Belini Neena Belini ... Girl in Jeep
Daniel Robert Daniel Robert ... Kid in Jeep
Jerry Scott Jerry Scott ... Taxi Driver
Lisa Frantz ... Nurse
Tony Bova Tony Bova ... Doctor


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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Star Jorge Rivero was never paid what he was promised for his work on this film; this is the last non-union American production he has worked on. See more »


The nighttime scenes are obviously daytime scenes shot through a blue filter. See more »


Taxi Driver: Uh, no, sir, a lot has changed. If you stick around you'll find out for yourself! Just the other night, half-man, half-beast got shot down! They took 'em to the hospital he's in a coma! The Police are investigating, its been all over My radio!
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Alternate Versions

The version of this film released as "Arizona Werewolf" includes a lengthy sex scene between Natalie and Paul. See more »

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Howlingly Bad
26 October 2009 | by matt-n-aySee all my reviews

OK, bad doesn't even begin to describe it. Rabidly horrible is more like it. But, if you're looking for a good MST3K flick, this is it. How could there possibly be a "spoiler" with this trash??? That's hilarious. The entire movie is a spoiler. Just when you think the werewolf can't get any goofier, it does. And, the dames! Wow, a pageant of bimbos for your viewing pleasure. How does a movie like this get made? Who even puts up $10 for the budget? Guess this is what coke and booze do to "producers" who produce nothing but red ink. Filmed with a home video camera, at best. Guess this filled the 10-line minimum for comments. Off to seek even worse material, if that's possible.

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Release Date:

21 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)
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Tozart Publishing See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)
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