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Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
just thought id add this topic as

A..i love werewolf movies cos they care the hell outa me
B...has anyone got a little gem worth talking about (atomik you usually have something tucked away in the back)
C...great debate

My vote is AWWIL over any other. Its cinemaphotography for its time and the sheer fact its BRITISH (enter Logan cheering) makes it an almost certainty for a head turner when introducing a werewolf movie to your 1 yr old or mother in law with a bad heart!!

Just like to know what you think, as i know there ARE people on this site who do not agree that American werewolf in london is the most (debatable) best werewolf movie of the 80s and indeed EVER of all time....iv got my reasons but before i argue and play my trump cards i would loveto hear what you've gotta say...the floor is open, the soap box is free and the mic is on....
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh i love An American Werewolf in London and The Howling is great too.
Howling movie marathon coming soon.

Another one i love is Silver Bullet (1985)
Fantastic cast and atmosphere.

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Then there´s Neil Jordan´s The Company of Wolves (1984)
which i need to watch again because i don´t remember much.

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Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
How about Wolfen (1981) - Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Diane Venora?
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
havnt seen company...but have seen silver bullet and has that feel ur talking about Atomik...its underrated in my opinion as far as (as you say)created atospehere. Im not sure its just the raw look to it, but silver bullet definately has my vote...it would make a top 5 list and The Howling has got many a scene which is chilling which scrapes in at number 2...i watched a documentry not far back about make up and the work that went into creating the howling werewolfs was astonishing...very simple but tedious work to produce such a terrifying beast. Im going to check the above metioned out now.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
if werewolf lovers have not seen gog soldiers then i suggest you do...check out this...real scary and reminds me of the howling werewolfs
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
wolfen is great leo,albert finney and the late great gregory hines,very underrated movie,silver bullet is one of my favourites ,dig the pic of the old uk vhs atomik.
an american werewolf in london is a classic oneyedwilly and i also like company of wolves
and the howling.

i could name my worst werewolf movie oneyedwilly and that would be a toss up between an american werewolf in paris and wes craven's cursed!

http://youtu.be/E3hHbpCdRt8 - an american werewolf in london music vid . warning contains some adult content!
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
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Originally posted by Leo Logan:
How about Wolfen (1981) - Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Diane Venora?

damn - i remember her from the movie The substitute - shes got a very girl next door look - i like very much...i thought this was very mediocre compared to whats out there but never the less its made its little home here in this here thread...good call
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
wolfen is great leo,albert finney and the late great gregory hines,very underrated movie,silver bullet is one of my favourites ,dig the pic of the old uk vhs atomik.
an american werewolf in london is a classic oneyedwilly and i also like company of wolves
and the howling.

i could name my worst werewolf movie oneyedwilly and that would be a toss up between an american werewolf in paris and wes craven's cursed!

http://youtu.be/E3hHbpCdRt8 - an american werewolf in london music vid . warning contains some adult content!

awwil 2 is an absolute joke!!! I watched it knowing it would just not live up to any expectation and it had a final destination feel to it -meaning - it was just a simple visual joy ride but without the visuals and without the joyride...sooooooooo bad. why o why was it ever made....and such a long time later
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
thanks for the youtube link - i think the soundtrack is a little jem that we often neglect due to the fact its a little 60s but still fitting to the movie...love how traff square hardly has anyone around...you cant move around there now...walked past where that porn cinema was not too long ago...it offices etc now.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i enjoyed eric reds 1996 werewolf movie bad moon starring michael pare and mariel hemingway,ok it might not quite be in the same league as some of them that have been mentioned but it's still good fun!


http://youtu.be/8jzLf_tsRUI - bad moon trailer.

i agree the soundtrack for aawil could not have been better,fits the movie like a glove!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Not the best, but definitely worth watching :

The Beast Within (1982)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jUD5bvUIkE
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I'm not a big fan of werewolf movies, so I have to go with Silver Bullet. It's one of my all-time favorite movies.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Blood & Chocolate (2007):

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OK, so this is actually a movie about shapeshifters and not werewolves. But so what, I still think it's a good film worth mentioning here. It's more a love story than a horror movie. And not as good as the book it's based off of. But I still like it. It gets bonus points from me too cuz they shot the shapeshifting scenes with REAL wolves. [Cool]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ8IEzI86Ro

[ 08. October 2011, 19:27: Message edited by: Pyro ]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Been trying to start my Halloween movie watching and tonight is finally the night....might just start it off with Wolfen, which I have, but haven't seen. A given, but AWIL is my fav....love the feel of that movie.

Don't forget about the original Wolfman, and the recent remake with Benicio Del Torro (SP?). I also love me some Underworld....holy moly...I love you Kate!
 
Posted by John Kreese (Member # 9369) on :
 
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Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
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This is a pretty good wolf flick too
Agreed Pyro...not many know of this one and its got a completely different aspect to it compared to that of The Howling and of course AWWIL...new ud come up with the goods.

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Don't forget about the original Wolfman, and the recent remake with Benicio Del Torro
yeah Kev, the original is quite laughable to me now...serious eye brow problem LOL...have not seen the remake...is it worth the watch over the halloween period or should i steer a little wide of it.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I thought the Wolfman remake was pretty good willy....I'f give it a shot....
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
An American Werewolf in London is by far the best.

If you buy it now on Bluray it looks fantastic and there is also quite a good doco about the movie which I believe goes for longer than the movie itself.

John Landis + Rick Baker + Jenny Agutter(had to throw her in) = Best horror/werewolf movie ever.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
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Originally posted by kevdugp73:
I thought the Wolfman remake was pretty good willy....I'f give it a shot....

gonna give this a go then. Will make it the number 1 movie to watch for my own personal halloween movie marathon, not sure what else to put in
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
i enjoyed eric reds 1996 werewolf movie bad moon starring michael pare and mariel hemingway,ok it might not quite be in the same league as some of them that have been mentioned but it's still good fun!


http://youtu.be/8jzLf_tsRUI - bad moon trailer.

i agree the soundtrack for aawil could not have been better,fits the movie like a glove!

will definately check this out as iv neverheard of it. Thanks a million bro.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I own Wolfen but haven´t watched it yet.
I also have Bad Moon and it´s a decent flick.
Written and directed by the legendary Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark, Cohen and Tate, Blue Steel and Body Parts)

Dog Soldiers is great!

Never seen the other movies mentioned here. The Beast Within could be a good one.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Started watching The Company of Wolves last night but fell asleep. Have not seen it since I was a kid. Will finish it off when I can find my damn remote control.Arggghhh.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
On the lighter side, there´s always My Mom´s a Werewolf (1989)
Crazy, crazy movie [Cool]

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Seriously, where did they come up with the idea for that [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
My Mom´s a Werewolf writer Mark Pirro seems to be a real "tongue in cheek" type of guy.
Some of his other titles are: A Polish Vampire in Burbank, Curse of the Queerwolf and Nudist Colony of the Dead.
Would love to see them [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I was just sort of thinking that this movie would never get the go ahead today. I have not actually seen it, but I do remember seeing it many many times at the video store [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Probably not but this is why i love the 80s, they put all these crazy ideas on film.
Whether the viewer likes it or not, it was at least something different.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I completely agree dude. I love all that corny stuff. I really do [Wink]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
im getting ready to watch the howling 2, your sister is a werewolf
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
im getting ready to watch the howling 2, your sister is a werewolf

Now that is a movie !! [Big Grin]

well, more in a guilty pleasure kinda way.. still good fun though.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
sybil danning, what else you need to say
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
remember the first time i watched howling 2 i laughed so much that it began to hurt!

yeh your right there johnny,definitely a guilty pleasure!
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
atomik, ur comin up with some bizarre titles iv never heard of - awsome stuff...can i get my hands on the bubank vampire movie ??? is it subtitled?
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Now that is a movie !!

well, more in a guilty pleasure kinda way.. still good fun though.

a little more info on this one please...not seen it...bad laughin bad or just bad??
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
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I also have Bad Moon and it´s a decent flick.
Written and directed by the legendary Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark, Cohen and Tate, Blue Steel and Body Parts)

Dog Soldiers is great!


seein as u pointed out that it was written and directed by a legend...iWILL be watching it now!!! Indeed he is awsome...and i love blue steel

thanks for the back up with Dog soldiers (not Gog as i realised what i typed) doh!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Special mention: She (1985).

While Tom and D1ck are searching for Tom's sister Hari, who has been abducted by the Norks while the trio were visiting a flea market in Heaven's Gate and was taken to Titanium Mountain, they come across a community whose inhabitants mutate into werewolves at night. They are then rescued from being slaughtered by She and Shandra.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Just saw "American Werewolf in London" on Blu-ray - excellent print! This is definitely my all-time favorite Werewolf film. I have fond memories of seeing this on VHS in the early 1980's as a kid; amazing story with great make-up effects. I've seen a couple of times on DVD, but only recently did I watch this on Blu.

This film definitely has the best werewolf transformation I've seen, and is also my all-time favorite werewolf movie. It was one of the few movies out there that effectively blends humor & drama.

Great soundtrack! The use of "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR and "Blue Moon" (two versions) was very appropriate for the film. It would have been nice if Landis had used Warren Zevon's iconic song "Werewolves of London" (1978) in the soundtrack, but I don't think he could get the rights to this.

The ending was fantastic; the very tragic (but inevitable) death of the werewolf, immediately followed by an upbeat version of "Blue Moon" by The Marcels....

[ 03. October 2016, 16:28: Message edited by: Nostalgic for the '80's ]
 


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