Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves blog; it’s a weekly series where you share three movie picks each Thursday. And since it’s October, the series is running the Halloween Edition, and according to the schedule, this Thursday is Werewolf day—make sure you got no full moon!
So, this is the whole schedule for Halloween Edition. Check my other post by clicking on the title.
Well, werewolf movies were usually subjects to genre-cliche, right? Origin story and the same ol’ myth. But some movies just got some real fangs to howl your soul out. Here’s my picks!
01. An American Werewolf in London
I watched it in aftermath of Penny Dreadful where there’s a particular nod to this movie with a Victorian perspective. The movie’s a bit slow in the beginning but when it reaches the spot, it unleashes the “correct” beast. It’s a bit campy but terrifying with a touch of black comedy.
02. Dog Soldiers
This directorial debut of The Descent‘s Neil Marshall starts with a comical triumph over British soldiers who got assaulted by a herd of werewolves. With an approach similar to the first Predator and a touch of isolation like in Night of the Living Dead, Dog Soldiers is an obvious pick.
03. Ginger Snaps
Werewolf movie with great plots—involving coming of age strikes and identity drama. The plot makes a good allegory to puberty and sexuality. There’s also enough blood to make “show its fangs.”
Plus: Werewolf Women of the SS
It’s only a fake trailer on Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez’ Grindhouse, but imagine if it’s made. With Rob Zombie’s direction (and Fu Manchu), it will be a gore-pleasing exploitation movie.
So, that’s my picks. Any comments?