I watched this as a part of The Last Drive-in on Shudder because I was hankering for a Joe Bob experience in preparation for October 25th's Halloween Hootenanny. I was exposed to many of my favorite movies because of Joe Bob and his show MonsterVision that kept me up all hours of the night. He's like the uncle your mom doesn't want you hanging out with because you'll probably try your first beer with him and see your first pair of boobs. We need more people like Joe Bob. He brought up the way WolfCop got made by way of a contest where a filmmaker submits a trailer and weekly mission videos are made. The winner receives a million bucks and guaranteed theatrical release across Canada. WolfCop was the winner.
I will start off this review by saying WolfCop is the werewolf cop drama movie you didn't know you needed! It's chock full of all kinds of goodies: a werewolf (duh), Satanic cults, a rock 'n roll soundtrack, and bananas gore that'll make you spit your beer out. Also, if you aren't watching this with a group of friends and copious amounts of beer, you're doing it wrong. I showed this on deployment, scarring most who saw it, and hearing the best nickname for it: Wolfcock (you'll know what I'm talking about once you see it).
Lou Garou (Fafard) is our hero, if you know French then his name has another meaning, a drunk fuck-up of a sheriff's deputy. He chases leads from a barstool instead of doing actual police work. Not someone you'd back to save the day when shit goes down. Like any good B-movie there are plenty of great one liners: "Hey you got any books on Devil worship?" "Lou, you're a wolf." "Cop." And possibly my favorite: "What the fuck are you?" "The fuzz!" You have a werewolf cop taking down robbers in pig masks (big bad wolf and two little pigs anyone?) as he saves the local Liquor Donuts shop. Yes, you read that right just what an alcoholic werewolf cop needs to fight crime: Liquor Donuts! This movie embraces its bonkers concept and rides it hard!
A werewolf movie wouldn't be complete without an awesome transformation scene and WolfCop gives us two! Most of the budget went to these transformations and I'm glad they did. The movie as a whole doesn't suffer from this either lest you think they put it all on the wolf. I can't even hit all the highs of this because you have to see it to believe it. There are references to other werewolf movies like The Wolf Man and Teen Wolf that you'll catch if you are an observant viewer. Lowell Dean even got to make a sequel appropriately titled Another WolfCop that I have yet to see. This movie never takes itself seriously and that's what makes it so damn good. Sit down with your friends, some beers, and a dozen Liquor Donuts and have a howling good time!