Remembering WEREWOLF

Young Eric has been bitten by a werewolf. However, he’s not particularly thrilled by this turn of affairs and wishes to escape his curse. To do so, he must find and kill the founder of his particular werewolf clan.

This show was SO ahead of its time. An offering of the Fox Network’s fledgling season, WEREWOLF both captured the feel and flavor of the 80s and yet transcended it. Slick, stylish, and atmospheric, with a “parental warning” airing at the beginning of each episode and repeated after each commercial break to make it even more delicious to a young Horror fan, it lasted only one season. That’s a shame, for in a few years, on that same network, THE X-FILES would snag the same target audience and prosper. If only…

With creature FX provided by the legendary Rick Baker (AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, among numerous others), each 30-minute episode followed the exploits of college student Eric Cord, a “good” werewolf who managed to retain some of his consciousness while in lupine form, as he pursued the evil Janos Skorzeny, portrayed with perfect crusty menace by Chuck Connors. Only in “severing the original bloodline” by killing Skorzeny could Eric end his own curse. Granted, the series began to meander a bit towards the end, as its ratings sagged. The final episode is largely a comedic effort. But at its best, WEREWOLF is worth more than a second look. I lament its brevity.

By The Evil Cheezman

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 MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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