|Tony Zarindast Director||previously directed Cat in the Cage|
An archeological dig unearths a werewolf skeleton which promptly leads to various lycanthrope-related disasters. Big hair and inexplicable accents ensue in this terrible film immortalized by Mystery Science Theater 3000.
We don't have any writers associated with Werewolf.
|R.C. Bates||Sam the Keeper|
|Adrianna Miles||Natalie Burk|
The film opens up on an archeological dig in the Arizona desert. The Native Americans helping out with the dig unearth a strange skeleton of an animal, the likes of which they haven't seen before. The skeleton has the head of a wolf, but the legs of a human. After Tommy, one of the helpers, accidentally cuts himself on the skull of the creature during a scuffle, the Native Americans promptly freak out. The leaders of the dig arrive on the scene and tell the helpers to take the injured Indian home, put the skeleton in the lab tent, and then take the day off. The assistants scurry off. Later, in the lab tent, the leaders (Natalie and Yuri being the ones important to the story) stare at the skeleton, debating what to do with it. One of the leaders tells an anecdote about werewolves, and how the Native Americans can tell when one is present. Natalie has a hard time believing this.Yuri, however, exclaims that if the skeleton really is one of a werewolf, they will be rich!
The assistants from the dig take Tommy home. As soon as they get there, however, one of the helpers who was already there sees Tommy and freaks out. He starts babbling about werewolves and demands that Tommy be taken to the hospital immediatley.
The film then cuts to the hospital, where Tommy is being kept. He's not looking too good, to say the least. The doctor has an expository conversation with the nurse about how his face shows "constant transformation". The film then takes its own sweet time cutting back and forth between the full moon and Tommy's face. For a dude showing constant transformation, he only seems to change appearance when the camera's not on him. We then cut back for a bit to Tommy's house to see his friends locking and loading- and locking and loading and locking and loading. Seriously, they cock their rifles about five times before Tommy - now all hairy and wolfish- runs up their driveway. They shoot him a couple of times and he falls in a bunch of bushes and dies. Pretty anti-climactic. Everything's going to be fine!
Oh. You thought that the movie was over? Silly you. Anyway, after the unfortunate death of Tommy, the camera cuts to another part of town. It's now daytime, and the camera focuses on a rather large house. A taxi pulls up to the house, and out of it comes the protagonist of Werewolf: Paul. After chatting with the taxi driver and revealing that this is to be his new home, Paul walks inside. There, he meets Sam, the groundskeeper of the house. Sam is a bit of a nutjob, in case the rifle and Fidel Castro beard didn't tip you off. Despite his appearance, Sam cordially greets Paul, welcomes him to the house and imparts valuable information about the homosexual preferences of Dracula. Paul acknowledges this and walks upstairs.
Later, at a party, Paul runs into Natalie. They immediately hit it off. Yuri, despite never previously showing any interest in Natalie, gets pissed off by this and is soon kicked out of the party. This makes Yuri even angrier, and he takes a walk to the museum where the werewolf skeleton is held. He hatches a plan to make a new werewolf for reasons only really known to him. I like to think that he's just SO ANGRY about getting kicked out of a party that he decides to create another wolf-human monstrosity. He drugs a security guard (played by the director of the film), and then injects the guard with Tommy's blood. Yuri has an expository conversation with himself, talking about how this new, man-made werewolf will make him rich. The guard wakes up shortly afterward, and Yuri sends him on his way. Unbeknownst to the guard, however, is that he now has WEREWOLF JUICE flowing through his veins! Oh, and that Yuri is following him from a safe distance. The guard-wolf starts to drive home, with Yuri close behind. It doesn't take long before the guard starts to snarl a bunch and grow lots of hair, which are telltale signs of Wolfism. The wolfman drives about a bunch (seemingly in circles), until the wolf part of his brain overtakes the part of his brain that knows how to drive. The car careens into a bunch of barrels and explodes. Yuri looks mildly disappointed by this.
The next day, Natalie invites Paul to the lab. They chat for a bit, while the werewolf skeleton on the table looks on. Yuri walks in and is mad about something, as usual. He and Paul get into a clumsy fight, which culminates in Yuri using the werewolf skull as a blunt weapon and beating Paul with it. Yuri storms out, while Natalie gets Paul back on his feet. Back at home, Paul and Natalie have the hottest kind of sex: Implied sex. After Natalie leaves, Paul wolfs out and kills a couple of random teenagers. Paul wakes up in his bedroom, remembering that he did something last night but having no recollection of the details. Natalie, Yuri, and Paul go to a diner and play enough rounds of pool for evening to conveniently set in. Paul discreetly goes to the bathroom to turn into a wolf (ever the gentleman), but Yuri notices him. Yuri tells Natalie that he wants to capture the Paul-wolf and get rich with his discovery. Natalie will have none of that, and when a werewolf bursts out of the diner and onto the street, she chases after him. Yuri follows the two, hoping to get to Paul first.
Paul and Yuri confront each other in a forest, where Yuri crosses his arms a bunch while Paul scratches him to death. Paul goes back to his house and stands by the window. Natalie reunites with him, and they embrace.
Natalie's a werewolf now, too. I forgot to tell you that. They show her face, which is all hairy and, honestly, not very wolf-like, and the credits roll.
|US Release||Jan. 1, 1996|
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