2018 Kamloops Film Festival: WolfCop

Each year, The Omega reviews the films presented at the Kamloops Film Festival. The festival runs through March 10.

From Canadian filmmaker Lowell Dean comes WolfCop, a lowbrow film that aims at blending the horror and comedy genres. WolfCop is about an alcohol policeman named Lou Garou who often blacks out and can’t remember what’s happened. Lou’s black out sessions soon start to transform him into a hairy and beastly werewolf. He ultimately tries to use these strange transformations as a way of bettering himself as a person.

Wolfcop is a bad movie, but it’s supposed to be a bad movie. The one thing that can be appreciated the most about it’s badness was how self-aware it was. The film tries really hard at blending genuine horror with b-style comedy, and this lack of focus takes away some of the charm this movie is trying to create.

WolfCop is riddled with ridiculous action scenes, clichés and an overall cheesiness. This is a film about a man who is an alcoholic cop by day and a werewolf cop by night. If you love movies that look like they are ripped straight from the late 1980’s, lack in substance and only have potential as a bad cult film, then this is the movie for you.