In news that’s entirely too awesome NOT to report, today brings us the first trailer for CineCoup’s absolutely bonkers B-Movie Wolfcop. Horror fans are going to eat this premise up, as the film follows a drunkard cop fed up with his small town beat, who then gets turned into a werewolf. The best part? He doesn’t go all Benicio Del Toro and run around in rampage mode, instead staying in cop mentality. As the tagline suggest, he’s “Dirty Harry, just hairier.” Sign. Me. Up.
Here’s the official synopsis for Wolfcop:
It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou’s senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man… one transformation at a time.
In a time where mainstream horror tends to take itself too seriously, and where indie horror is starting to experience the same sad trend, cheesy midnight movies like this can thrive. There are scores of old-school fans out there thirsting for the most audacious of plots, thinking back to a grindhouse era where ANY idea received a small budget production. Welp, here you go – a werewolf police officer who drives a souped up ride, tames the ladies, and mauls the bad guys. Oh, and he has his own hip-hop theme song. You go wolfie!
Along with the ridiculousness, we’re also shown some pretty gnarly special effects in this first trailer, mainly Wolfcop’s skin-tearing transformation. For an indie horror flick, there appears to be a pretty gratuitous amount of gore and plenty of werewolf inspired cop jokes, if that kind of comedy is your thing.
While there’s no release date in the US yet, Canadian audiences can enjoy Wolfcop when it hits theaters June 6th. The official website says the film will be opening worldwide in September, and with the rise in VOD popularity, I’m almost 100% positive I’ll be watching Wolfcop from the comfort of my couch with a cold brew and my midnight movie buddies. Check out the trailer below and tell me if you want an invite as well!