Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!
What's a high school kid got to do to be popular? Just let down his hair and howl! Starring Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) Teen Wolf is an outrageous comedy about a shy teenager with more than a changing voice to contend with... he's a budding young werewolf! And when his new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
When I was a prepubescent werewolf, Teen Wolf helped me get through my own physical changes and I, too, became super popular and awesome at basketball and van surfing, despite also being very short and not very good at anything physical when I wasn't wolfed-out, because then I was just a sweaty kid who was riddled with anxiety and friend-zoning most of my male friends in hopes to one day catch the attention of James Spader.
Now that I have been a werewolf and I am in my early 30s, this movie doesn't speak to me the same way, but it doesn't lessen the profound effect it had on me many moons ago, in giving me that reassuring glance into…
I love this film.
It helped me get through puberty.
I looked like a Yeti when I was twelve.
This film taught me that that's fine.
Teen Wolf is so likable I want to pinch its hairy little cheeks.
I watched the film last weekend and it was the first time seeing it in over 20+ years. It was a total hot water bottle movie. Back in the late 80’s I watched it too much, one of those films I used to rent every other week (The Last Starfighter or The Boy Who Could Fly in the weeks between) until it screened on tv when I could finally record it onto videotape. Seeing it again was like revisiting an old, beautiful, hairy friend, and that I watched it in the same place as I used to as a kid (my parents house) made it that little…
Listen son. You're going to be able to do a lot of things the other guys aren't.
Really the only thing this film has going for it is it's gimmick and Michael J. Fox's charm. The story is something that's been used a hundred times before and since. Teenager missuses "something" to gain popularity at high school but realizes the error of his ways by the end of the film. The end. The thing is though, that "something" was usually not this cool... or cheesy for that matter.
Yes the film is filled to the brim with 80s cheese, forgettable dialogue and even worst; forgettable characters. It does however have it's moments which include Michael J. Fox playing…
Moral of the story: athletic ability=human value.
Man, I’m starting to love werewolf movies. The concept of lycanthropy is both stupid and awesome at the same time. It has so much potential for comedy, horror, and even romance. And maybe porn, who knows.
TEEN WOLF is just a fun movie. It’s entertaining, well-acted, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt. Sure, the whole premise is clinically retarded and boy does that high school have a desensitized student body, but hey, fun is fun. But! there is still one thing that I can’t get out of my mind.
What happens to the dick. Plus, this film raises yet another question about werewolves. In most stories and movies, a person changes from a bipedal human…
Best bad movie I've seen in a long time. Sweet and endearing tale of a werewolf playing basketball as well as being inspired by Saturday Night Fever. It doesn't get much better than this.
My parents high-fived each other when the final basket rolled into the hoop and the 80s piano celebration montage kicked in.
Michael J. Fox at his peak when he was supreme ruler of the world. God love him for it.
This SUMMER, Michael J. Fox is a loser down on his luck, until he turns into the TEEN WOLF. He'll find fame, love and new friends, but NONE of them are real, instead he'll find the true meaning of love and learn to believe in himself.
It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose, and even that doesn't make all that much difference.
It's easy to forget how much fun this film really is. From the genuinely atmospheric slow motion opening, to the sharp script and and all the tried and true sports movie/coming of age teen movie tropes being in place. And who didn't want to be Styles?
Dullsville. Evidence that Jeph Loeb's career writing comics instead of movies was a smart move.
Also, bears no resemblance to the TV show of the same name.
- Everything i ever thought it would be.
- 'What are you looking at dicknose?'
So very eighties. And not necessarily in a good way. Why have random scenes of teenagers ‘surfing’ on the top of vans? WHY NOT?
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…