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Werewolf (1995)

R | | Horror | Video 21 January 1996
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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



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »






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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tozart Publishing See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


To help keep the film on schedule and on budget, actors R.C. Bates, Joe Estevez, and Richard Lynch performed their own stunts. See more »


The full moon is shown occurring for far too long a period than is possible in nature. See more »


Noel: They can also tell when a man is Yalloglanchie. He takes on a series of strange body habits, like sleeping like a coyote, nose to anus. The house begins to smell like coyote urine.
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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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) See more »

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"Werewolf"? Where-SCRIPT?!
28 January 2001 | by Mister-6See 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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