I recently had the pleasure of catching an advance preview screening of Lowell Dean’s hilarious horror comedy “Wolfcop” at the Broadway cinema in Nottingham, which was put on by organisers of the Mayhem Horror festival. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as it’s released to disc in the UK later this month, I thought a review was in order.
Set in a small Canadian town, Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) is a drunken Sheriff’s deputy, who likes to not only drink after work, but also before, during and instead of work. However, he gets more than he bargained for when he answers a disturbance call whilst on his way home one evening.
He awakes the following morning with no recollection of what happened or how he got back home again, so puts it down to the booze. But when he discovers a five pointed pentagram symbol carved into his chest, it marks the start of some very weird occurrences at the next full moon.
Yes, it seems he’s been cursed with a werewolf mark, and now when the moon is full, a startling transformation takes place. Getting his friend Willie (Johnathon Cherry – Final Destination 2) to watch over him, he plans on locking himself in one of the jail cells overnight out of harms way. But when an emergency call comes in about an armed robbery, werewolf or not, he decides to show them who the law is in town. Leading to a series of hilarious, if not somewhat farcical, encounters showing Lou as a werewolf in police uniform, going round town taking out the bad guys.
There’s also some bizarre sub-plot about the town being run by shape changing lizards who want Lou for their own nefarious ends and a ridiculous werewolf ‘sex-scene’ that I’m surprised didn’t contravene the Dangerous Pictures Act or some other UK obscenity law, which managed to have the cinema in hysterics.
At the end of the day, with a title like “Wolfcop” it’s a picture that sort of paints itself. This one looks set to become a cult phenomenon before its even been released and if all this sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll be pleased to know that they’re already working on a “Wolfcop 2” for release in 2015.
Anyway, the film is being released onto Blu-ray and DVD here in the UK by StudioCanal October 13th. I have no idea of what extras, if any, will be included as I haven’t received a check disc, but if you like ridiculous horror comedies, I would strongly advise picking this one up.
Buy the UK DVD at Amazon.co.uk
Buy the UK BD at Amazon.co.uk