ANOTHER WOLFCOP Trailer: Let's Hope This Movie Makes Some Money so we Can Send This Mutt into Space Eventually
The first Wolfcop was a lot of fun. I mean, how often do we get to see movies about alcoholic lycanthrope law enforcement officers fighting crime and the occult in a small town? Not nearly enough is how often, my dudes. Throw in some practical makeup and special effects, with heapings of gore and a few howling laughs, and what you have is a good time on your hands.
Wolfcop was a good time. Another Wolfcop, meanwhile, looks like it’s going to be an even better time: it’s bloodier, dirtier, and hairier. Check it out below and then we’ll talk about this thing.
That looks like it’s taken everything that was good about the first movie and cranked it up to 11. In the spirit of Lethal Weapon and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it's a buddy movie set during the festive period. Also, for some reason Kevin Smith shows up but we're cool with that.
Since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez unleashed their double bill, Grindhouse, in 2007, tongue-in-cheek homages to the halcyon days of exploitation cinema have been churned out a dime a dozen. In all honesty, most of them lost their charm to me after Hobo with a Shotgun and Astron-6 came along and showed that movies of this ilk could be both funny and sincere. Also, like Wolfcop, the aforementioned entities are both Canadian. The Great White North has a great mind and heart for horror comedy and we should celebrate it more. Would you like a Canadian celebration week here at Ghastly Grinning?
The outlandish premise of Wolfcop was always going to appeal to a certain type of viewer. but the movie also introduced a potential modern horror icon with franchise potential. Could Wolfcop be the next icon? Well, writer/director Lowell Dean hasn’t ruled out the idea of sequels.
In an interview with Dread Central last year, he revealed plans for potential future instalments: “I genuinely love the world of WolfCop and I have outlines for at least two more WolfCop films, so I guess time will tell!”
That said, in the same interview, Dean stated that he wants to expand his horizons somewhat before he returns to that world. “I do feel like I’ve been “living the life of WolfCop” for the past 4 years, so it would be nice to try something new. I’d like to direct more horror and films of other genres. I’m also developing some pretty cool TV show concepts.”
After establishing Victor Crowley as the greatest slasher icon since Jason, Adam Green passed the reins of his Hatchet franchise on to another director for the third instalment before returning to his flagship series earlier this year. Maybe Lowell can do the same? All I know is: Wolfcop is a series with a lot of potential.
Next up he should become a Mountie. After that, why not make him Canadian border patrol? As he upgrades, maybe he could be assigned a military assignment in a jungle somewhere John Rambo-style? After that, he's gotta go to space and rip out alien throats. You could even send him undercover at some point to infiltrate a werewolf crack syndicate...
That said, I can’t wait to see what Lowell Dean has a bright future in the genre and I’m excited at the notion of him branching out as well.