As many of you know, werewolf films are my favorite. All of my life I have been mesmerized by watching men change into beasts…and now as an adult I see it all too often.
If you have seen these, then you are ready. If not, I suggest you get out there and enjoy. Howl at the moon, rip off your clothes, and gorge yourself on the Top Ten Werewolves Worth Watching
10. The Howling 2 (1985)
This may seem like an odd film for this list, but I have to admit it’s a guilty pleasure for me. This movie is just flat out fun. And hey, Christopher Lee is in it…how awesome is that? As a sequel, it’s pretty usual fare, especially for the 80’s but I dig it. And for you boobie hounds, make sure you stick around for the end credits just to count how many times Sybil Danning rips her top open. It’s pretty funny.
9. The Wolf Man (1941)
So you know I have to give some love to the Wolf Man. I would like to put it higher, but it’s more a sentimental nod than anything. This film helped shaped all the werewolf films after it. Even if Lon Chaney Jr. looks like nothing more than a hirsute man about town and is probably the only known carnivore to choke his victims, this transformation is still cool to watch today.
8. Wolf (1999)
I know a lot of people crapped on this film but I think it is highly underrated. Jack Nicholson’s wolf man is another example of poor shaving hygiene and although I prefer the more wolfy wolves, this film is plenty deeper than most realize upon the first viewing.
7. Wolfen (1981)
Wolfen is another one that doesn’t fit the traditional werewolf film ideas, but it’s cool nonetheless. These are shape shifters in the sense that they turn into actual wolves from Native American folklore. A nice change from the full moon bit. Plus there is a great cast with Albert Finney, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos.
6. The Company of Wolves (1984)
This fractured fairytale is one of my favorites (obviously it’s on the list…I know). It has a creepy feel that puts me in mind of Sleepy Hollow. Neil Jordan who also directed The Crying Game, In Dreams and Interview with the Vampire brings the fable of Little Red Riding Hood to life with a nasty little twist. This film is much more than your everyday werewolf movie. It delves deep into numerous themes and is saturated with sexual connotations. Men really are beasts.
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