Lowell Dean’s WolfCop has been described by Wikipedia as a “superhero comedy horror film,” and that’s accurate enough. It centers around a rather incompetent, uninspired, alcoholic cop named Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) in a podunk town called Woodhaven. However, as one would expect, things do get a little more exciting. After all, how else would something called WolfCop be born?
It all starts when Garou investigates some black-clad cultists attempting to set an aspiring politician (Ryland Alexander) on fire. Basically, he wakes up under a werewolf curse and things threaten to burst out of control. There is a slight element of mystery here, as Garou must find out how and why his werewolf form is the climax of a ritual. Of course, one can expect funny and gory scenes after Garou transforms into a massive werewolf cop with renewed confidence in his policing abilities.
WolfCop’s potential as a growing franchise
I don’t want to build WolfCop up too much, but the possibilities for sequels and crossovers are definitely there. In fact, there is already a sequel, Another WolfCop, which seems about as respected as the original (which had mixed reviews, as is pretty standard in the horror genre). Though the character of WolfCop isn’t quite as well-known as Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, or Ash (as examples), there’s no reason the wacky universe couldn’t be expanded. Personally, I would probably return to see the lycanthrope lawman face off against any number of foes.
Imagine, if you will, a mighty sea leviathan with Garou in its belly after swallowing him whole. Unable to get out, enveloped in the creature’s ectoplasmic membrane, all hope is lost and Garou must give in to the primal energies surging through him. However, what if there are added dangers to agitating the beast, and a danger that it incinerates the entire town? It would be a real dilemma!
The tenuous truce between man and monster
Though WolfCop is a horror-comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously, it seems that the character could develop in many different ways, including a few bits of genuine drama. This isn’t to say we should ever expect a great hardboiled detective tale with no supernatural content, as that wouldn’t quite be WolfCop. However, the aforementioned Lovecraftian option is just one idea among endless possibilities.
Perhaps in a hypothetical future installment, Garou has a subconscious inability to conform to the supernatural phenomena within him, and it becomes a source of anxiety. This character could have many adventures ahead, just as even an old dog can learn new tricks. Obviously, this article isn’t intended to say “The filmmakers don’t know what they’re doing, so this is what I would do.” Instead, it’s really just a fun piece about where a little movie franchise could go.
What are your thoughts on WolfCop and its possible future? Howl at us in the comments!