Saturday, November 10, 2012

Teen Wolf (1985)

From 1985 comes the classic coming-of-age comedy, TEEN WOLF, starring Michael J. Fox! As if homework weren't already hard enough, high school loser Scott Howard starts noticing some odd changes as he is transformed into a teenage werewolf. His enhanced abilities and scary new look quickly make him a star on the court and the most popular kid in school, but as Scott begins to lose himself in "the animal," he must learn that with great power comes great responsibility. Michael J. Fox gives another entertaining performance as Scott Howard, whose shy apprehension prior to his literal and figurative transformation makes him a lovable dork. TEEN WOLF is clearly a product of its time, following strict standards that have been set forth by other teen comedies of the era. Memorable moments like Scott's trip to the liquor store and the van surfing scene have made this a fan favorite for decades, however, and for good reason. Despite the obvious 1980's cliches, the humor is well-written, the lines are perfectly delivered, and the monster make-up used to turn Fox into the wolf couldn't be more suitable to add a soft horror edge. It's time to take a trip back and rewatch TEEN WOLF today!

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like TEEN WOLF:
GINGER SNAPS, TEENAGE CAVEMAN, I WAS A TEENAGE VAMPIRE, THE MONSTER SQUAD.



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2 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to watch this again :)

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  2. This is one of my all-time favorites, I grew up on Teen Wolf and Back to the Future. We'd rent those and one of the Jaws sequels every weekend with my dad.

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