Review: Teen Wolf Double Feature
Blu-ray & DVD: Teen Wolf (1985) Teen Wolf Too (1987)
My first introduction to Michael J Fox was in Back to the Future and NOT Family Ties, and here in Fox’s first starring film role before Marty (released after BttF but filmed before), he plays Scott Howard, a high school student who is short, picked on and lives in small town in Nebraska. He’s on the netball – sorry basketball team and well as I said, he’s quite… short.
His best (female) friend Boof (eh?) is in love with him, but Scott fancies the local (bitch) hottie who is going out with his rival teams butch leader.
Yes, you (and I) have seen it all before.
The difference is, Scott is a werewolf.
GREAT, face ripping? Nope, more… red eyes and dancing on van rooftops (eh?). That is about it. Even Fox’s charisma couldn’t make this interesting for me. I admit I sat watching this thinking ‘God this is so … weird and so… terrible’. It is basically an all-over-the-place story that gave up halfway through. The iconic cover being the only memorable thing about it.
Joy of joys, it comes with Teen Wolf Too.
This one stars a young Jason Bateman as Todd, Scott’s werewolf cousin. Oh and the producer, it’s Jason’s dad. Mmm. This is the same story, but replace basketball with boxing, school with college and Bateman with Fox. It’s even worse than the first one.
I hate giving negative reviews for films, and although I haven’t seen either of them during their ‘heyday’, I have always wondered if they are ‘fun’ 80s films. Well if they were, then it didn’t last, as I have a feeling they were perhaps just as bad in the 80s!
Teen Wolf – NEVER. SAY. DIE. THE STORY OF TEEN WOLF – A Comprehensive Documentary About The Making And Legacy Of The Film, Including Brand-new Interviews With The Writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman, Co-Stars Susan Ursitti-Sheinberg, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler and James Mackrell; Producers Mark Levinson and Scott Rosenfelt; Production Designer Chester Kaczenski; Casting Director Paul Ventura; Editor Lois Freeman-Fox; Wolf Make-Up Artist Jeff Dawn; and Basketball Double Jeff Glosser ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER