The problem with the recent spate of low budget horror comedies (think zombie-Nazi romp ‘Dead Snow’ or ‘Lesbian Vampire Killers’) is that they’re never half as much fun to watch as they probably were to make. Props, then, to the creators of ‘WolfCop’, a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin splatter-com which peppers its movie in-jokes and grotesque DIY special effects with actual, proper humour.
It’s the tale of a policeman with the charmingly lycanthropic name of Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) who is transformed into a werewolf by a mysterious sect of shape-shifting demons. What they didn’t expect is that Lou’s crime-fighting instincts run deep, and he’s soon back on the streets, taking down petty villains with a swipe of his hairy paw. ‘WolfCop’ isn’t going to win any awards for originality or good taste (the first transformation scene is jawdroppingly, leg-crossingly unpleasant), but for a Friday night flick this ticks all the right boxes.