Fireside Chats: The Greatest Werewolf Movies
The best werewolf movies ever made? We’ll be the judge of that! First let’s list the listing provided us by Collider. (Wait, are these supposed to be in order of greatness? Descending or ascending? The article doesn’t say. We’ll assume, then, that they’re in no particular order. And Collider already gets one black mark, as they admit upfront that they left certain movies like the 2010 THE WOLFMAN, WOLFCOP, and WEREWOLF OF LONDON off their compilation. Thus we know already that their list is flawed. How flawed? Let us see.
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF. Check. SILVER BULLET. Right on. Keep going. WOLF. The Jack Nicholson movie? I liked it okay, but putting it on a list of the greatest werewolf films ever? Especially when you omit WOLFCOP and WEREWOLF OF LONDON? I think not. LATE PHASES. A more worthy choice than the previous one, but I’m still not sure it belongs if it’s bumping those two previously mentioned oversights. WOLFEN. Okay. Back on track. TEEN WOLF. Um, no. Not that I didn’t really like this film. I did. But again, we come back to those omissions. If you have to bump one of them to include TEEN WOLF, then no. THE HOWLING. Back on track again. THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. Kudos to them for including this more obscure gem. CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF. Damn straight. GINGER SNAPS. A modern classic, yes. THE WOLFMAN (1941). If they hadn’t included this one, the list would have been a joke. DOG SOLDIERS. Another recent classic. And AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. The same thing as applies with THE WOLFMAN. This one had to be there.
Overall, they did okay. Only a couple of flubs. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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