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Overall Rating

Awesome: 26.92%
Worth A Look51.92%
Average: 11.54%
Pretty Bad: 7.69%
Total Crap: 1.92%

2 reviews, 40 user ratings

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by Thom

"Classic bloody horror"
4 stars

Sexy lycanthropes terrorize a town, dodging silver bullets and cupids arrows. People are killed, hearts are broken, lycanthropy lives on.

Nothing beats the last scene of this film.

Sexy female werewolf, last of her kind (?) is at a diner and orders a hamburger. The waitress asks her how she wants it. She bares a fang and says, slow and throaty, "rare".

Bloody surprises, cool Spef/x and monster hunting locals.

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User Comments

9/14/17 morris campbell good movie awesome effects 4 stars
6/26/13 rick ireland also scared 7 year old 5 stars
12/11/12 Lisa Awesome! 5 stars
4/02/12 keith miron Good movie, but I liked An american werewolf in london better 3 stars
10/22/10 art i saw this at a moviehouse in 1981,it was GREAT!i'm ,sorry american/wolf in london! 4 stars
8/19/08 Shaun Wallner Well Made! 4 stars
5/17/07 Mark Louis Baumgart Better than Wolfen or Werewolf/Paris the other werewolf movies released that year. Classic! 5 stars
4/10/07 David Pollastrini The book was better 3 stars
2/16/07 AJ Muller Scared the shit out of me as a 7 year old. Now I can see the humor/craftmanship. Lotta fun. 4 stars
11/05/06 MP Bartley Thinly drawn but the moments that work are terrific. 4 stars
10/16/06 Sugarfoot Overrated and dull. It really isn't that good, better than the sequels though. 2 stars
6/20/06 cody decent effects , good story, and great direction in this wonderfully made werewolf flick! 4 stars
12/14/05 Steven Lewis Good Werewolf film. A little cheesy but better than most. 4 stars
9/25/05 K. Sear What a crappy, overated movie. 1 stars
7/19/05 Brandy Harrington boring first half, but werewolves are awesome looking! 4 stars
2/26/05 Dave A very good Werewolf movie with exceptional special effects for its time. 4 stars
7/30/04 Jim You go, Dennis Dugan! 5 stars
6/28/04 Dr. Isaksson Then I'm a HOMO eddie...The Company of Wolves is the best Werewolf film. 2 stars
6/10/04 Ryan Clark The best werewolf film ever made- it has great acting, direction, and a sense of humor. 5 stars
5/28/04 himmy good, but stay away from the sequels! 5 stars
4/10/04 American Slasher Goddess Engaging acting,kick ass f/x,scary and atmospheric,it's the best werewolf movie ever made. 5 stars
12/07/03 Samuel I rarely like Werewolf movies...but I liked this one!! 5 stars
10/14/03 Erik Van Sant This and American Werewolf will never be topped. Joe Dante is a genius. 5 stars
9/04/03 eddie undoubtably the BEST werewolf movie ever...if you disagree, your a homo. 5 stars
4/12/03 Jack Sommersby Has its moments but is too disjointed to suitably score. 2 stars
10/23/02 Charles Tatum Better than all its sequels combined 5 stars
1/30/02 Andrew Carden Not Spectacular Or Anything, but Enjoyable Little Horror Flick. 4 stars
1/22/02 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not as good as Bad Moon but, OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 stars
12/09/01 Keith Pretty cool. The last half is fast-paced and awesome. 4 stars
11/30/01 Rutt13 Wher have the 80's gone...a bit slow, but really cool, nice effects 4 stars
10/29/01 beastmaster Best Werewolf movie made so far!! 5 stars
10/27/01 Jim Most kick-ass nerd ever ... and whoa, that Werewolf Queen! 4 stars
9/30/01 Mohammad J. not all it's cracked up to be 3 stars
8/09/01 E-Funk A classic werewolf movie...Dante is the man, even in the horror genre. 5 stars
6/26/01 Lars Pettersson One of the best suspense-chillers ever! Great atmosphere, great script!!! 4 stars
6/14/01 Daniel Bento A horror movie as no longer horror movies are made 5 stars
3/06/01 Gerardo Lazos The best werewolf movie up-to-date 4 stars
10/26/99 Karahde Khan Highly overrated. But watch it once to see the awesome werewolf transformation effects. 2 stars
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  13-Mar-1981 (R)
  DVD: 26-Aug-2003



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