Movie Review: Wolfcop

 

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With a title like Wolfcop, a review doesn’t seem necessary. The title pretty much tells you what you need to know about the movie. But this 2014 Canadian horror comedy, directed by Lowell Dean, is much more than your average schlock film. As a matter of fact, it is a very well made film and is damn enjoyable.

The plot centers around Lou Garou (a nod to the French name for werewolf), played by Leo Fafard (Tideland). Garou is a small town cop in Canada who enjoys a good drink anytime of day. Even when he is on the clock, Lou will stop off at the Tooth & Nail Tavern for a few drinks instead of getting out and solving crimes. But when he does go out into the woods to check on a disturbance, his life changes when he is cursed and transformed into a werewolf.

Unsure of his new transformation at first, Lou eventually begins taking his work more serious and becomes “Wolfcop”. But his transformation was a part of a larger plan involving shapeshifters that he investigates with the help of his partner and oddball friend. And of course his alcoholic fuel.

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Wolfcop also stars Amy Matysio (Just Friends) as Tina, Lou’s hardworking partner, Jonathan Cherry (Final Destination 2) as Lou’s friend Willie, and Sarah Lind (TV’s The Dead Zone) as Jessica, the bartender at the Tooth & Nail Tavern. Cherry is phenomenal in his role as Willie and gives the movie some of its most humorous moments. Without his conspiracy theory-crazed character, the movie really wouldn’t be the same.

For a movie with a title like Wolfcop, people may make their own preconceived notion on how it will be. I mean, with a title like that, it leaves little to the imagination. It gets to the point, kind of like Snakes on a Plane. But the movie is much more than just a cheesy story about a werewolf cop. It has a solid story and good acting and deserves recognition. For anyone with a chance to see Wolfcop and who enjoys a good old-fashioned horror comedy, this film is sure to entertain you.

And for those wanting more, Wolfcop II is already set to be released later this year.

Daryl Karpinski Jr.

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