Tag Archive | Werewolf

Jarv’s Birthday Series: Teenwolf (1985)

Huzzah! What a fucking result this was. I can’t tell you how pleased I was when I saw it on the list (release date August 23rd 1985 in the USA). I was having a bit of a panic about this seeing as the two films before I’d never heard of, and the horrible spectre of Dirty Dancing is lurking 2 films on. So, I reckoned that I was clearly in for a bit of a break, and there are few more pleasant stopping points than a Michael J. Fox comedy from the 80’s. Thank the Lord. Read More…

Jarv’s Birthday Series: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Welcome back to The Birthday Series. After the unintentional horror of Xanadu, I gleefully unwrap my next present and am ecstatic to see John Landis’ seminal intentional horror American Werewolf in London pop out. As with Life of Brian, this is rightly regarded as a stone-cold classic and as such there are reams and reams of proper reviews by enlightened scribes out there, so I haven’t got a huge amount to add that hasn’t already been written. Nevertheless, I’ll give it my best.

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Made in Britain: 13Hrs

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while, but never got round to doing it. Basically, Britain used to have a proud film industry, but years of incompetence, neglect and gross stupidity reduced it to little more than a rump. Still, in the 21st Century there is a core of British talent out there making films in this country. Admittedly, for every Danny Boyle there’s also a Danny Dyer, but nevertheless, we do still make films here. I’m weirdly compelled to watch almost everything made in the UK, so when I blunder across one, I’m going to review it here under the banner: Made in Britain. First up is 2010’s 13hrs, a reasonable attempt at a 21st century werewolf movie. Read More…

Jarv’s Schlock Vault: The Beast Must Die

One of you guests is a werewolf. I know it.

Jarv’s Rating: 2.5 Changs out of 4- Stupendously entertaining weird and cheap little gem of a film. In fact, I do believe it’s completely unique.

Man, I fucking love this film. Read More…

Post Millennial Trauma Part 2: Ginger Snaps (2001)

Second up on my dispiriting trek through what passes for Horror in the 21st Century, and I do have to say, that so far this is one of the easier series that I’ve inflicted on myself. To begin with, I’m not at the whim of a complete catalogue by one director, so can avoid any bad periods, and secondly the only constraint I’ve got is that it has to be a really good film released from in the year in question. Luckily, I can fudge dates a wee bit to include things like Ginger Snaps as 2001, or even Audition as 2000, but on the whole, I’m feeling very confident about finishing this one.

If only I hadn’t picked horror… Read More…

Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Werewolf in a Women’s Prison

   You sound like a bad movie to me  Jarv’s Rating: 2 Changs out of 4- an unexpected and enjoyable film, albeit one that’s borderline soft core porn.  

“You sound like a bad movie to me”. I quite agree, love, you also look like a bad movie, and no amount of postmodernism can change that. Read More…

From the Vault: Schlock in the 21st Century

This century hasn’t been kind to schlock. Needless to say, here’s a list of some I recommend and some I really, really don’t. Some of these I’ve already reviewed, some I haven’t. It’s not a top ten, rather just films from the bargain bucket that I think are worth a look. Read More…

The new trailer for ‘The Wolfman’ is a howler

No, it’s not really a howler, I was just stretching for a decent headline (then gave up and used this one).  We’re friends of the Werewolf around these parts.

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Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Hard Rock Zombies

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Hard Rock Zombies


“You’re neat “
“No, I’m not.”
“Yeah, ya are.”

I love this film. It’s a masterpiece. It’s almost as if the makers sat down and thought “how many things that Jarv likes can we stuff into 90 minutes.” Seriously, there’s psycho dwarfs, gratuitous nudity, zombies, gratuitous nudity, Hitler, gratuitous nudity, Werewolves, gratuitous nudity, crap music (and it is crap) and genius dialogue. Oh, and did I mention that there is gratuitous nudity in it? Read More…