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Plot: A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits.
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Atmospheric and Entertaining
Wolfen is absolutely a classic of the horror genre. Released in succession after the likes of Altered States, The Howling and An American Werewolf in London it actually provides more tension than the rest because it doesn’t overdo the creature effects. The Howling is probably the most famous of the three films yet after purchasing and watching the blu-ray I realized something 33 years later… It’s just not scary. The transformations are graphic but feel too long and drawn out now. As an adult I find that werewolves just are no longer scary. Neither is Dracula. At least American Werewolf was funny and had a charismatic lead. Where Wolfen exceeds it’s genre roots is in it’s attention to plot details and character development. Albert Finney is believable as a burned out cop and Gregory Hines is a treat as his co- star/sidekick the coroner. There are scenes in this film that work on a suspense level that few others can muster and the abandoned tenements provide a creepy location for their two man reconnaissance. As far as 80’s horror goes this is essential viewing.
A New York Cop submerges himself in the mythology of the werewolf to hunt a serial killer
Here’s one you’ll rarely see the likes of ever again, an urban horror story based on Native American mythology that sends us a message about mankind’s selfish destruction of nature. Sounds boring doesn’t it? It’s not. In fact it’s actually a very thoughtful, suspenseful and instinctive horror film based around a moral rather than trying to force feed you someone else’s ideals.
Wolfen sets about with the murder of a very wealthy architect businessman and his girlfriend in a New York City park. From what we gather, this is no human but some sort of creature with very sharp teeth or claws.
Enter lonely, weary and tragic detective Dewey Wilson, portrayed by brilliant Irish actor Albert Finney. He’s assigned to the more gruesome cases and his closest friend and the closest thing to a partner he has is criminal pathologist Whittington, played by the late charmer Gregory Hines.
Together they stumble upon several leads that begin to pose the question whether what is stalking the streets is a man who thinks he’s a werewolf or something unquestionably supernatural, as the Native American Indians working on the skyscrapers want to have Wilson believe.
There are a number of factors that work in Wolfen’s favour and as I always pointed out, one large factor is that this film’s visual effects were stolen some six years later by a certain director by the name of John McTiernan. That film, where we saw from the killer’s eyes as he stalked his prey was none other than Predator.
This is a serial killer crime thriller with a huge twist and part of that twist is that the film is so well made that no matter how far fetched it may seem, you truly understand it and enjoy it.
The old decayed and abandoned New York is the majority setting for Wolfen, which suits its style to the ground and provides some chilling moments, especially as Albert Finney portrays one of the most unhealthy and out of shape detectives ever devoted to lead character. It’s refreshing to see an older film like this where talent overrides appearance.
James Horner (Aliens, Enemy At The Gates, Troy) provides the chilling old-school orchestral soundtrack, which really sets the scenes on edge and the dialogue is all original, making the characters all very believable and down to earth.
I can’t compare this film to any other but I highly recommend it!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Michael Wadleigh
Writer Whitley Strieber (based on the novel by), David Eyre (screen story), Michael Wadleigh (screen story), David Eyre (screenplay), Michael Wadleigh (screenplay)
Actors Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (MegaSound encoding) (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory TVC Laboratories, New York, USA, Technicolor, USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)