Directed by: Lowell Dean
Written by: Lowell Dean
Cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine
ANOTHER WOLFCOP double-doubles the action, gore, laughs, and wtf-wrongness in a very worthy sequel to the Canadian Cult Classic. It totally satisfying fans of the original yet still carving out new territories in the bizarre, all while being even more Canadian than the first.
Yes, even though WOLFCOP 1 was as Canadian as beer and maple syrup, some Canucks still complained, so this enticed the writer/director, Lowell Dean, to go even further with the Canadiana to the point where he’s gleefully rubbing our faces in it, which is especially evident in hilarious but sure to offend National Anthem scene, but I digress…
ANOTHER WOLFCOP continues to follow Woodhaven Saskatchewan’s Officer Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), a subpar cop who is much better at his job when he’s in his monthly furry form. Yes, he’s a crude, violent, alcoholic donut addict, but he’s also keeping the streets clean, well, as clean as any Lupine arm of the law can be. Also back is the newly promoted Sheriff Tina (Amy Matysio), the only one in town who’s tough enough to not put up with his WolfCop bullshit. And of course, the return of some other favourites from the previous movie and another surprise or two.
In this installment we learn more about the nefarious, reptilian, shapeshifter antagonists from the first film, as they hatch a fiendish plot involving creepy bowel bursting body-horror parasites and the off-putting Chicken Milk Stout beer– culminating in an epic, over-the-top, ferocious finale at a hockey game, of course! Throw in some oddball guest stars (Kevin Smith and Gowan!?!), a witchy were-cat, unstoppable robots, sick werewolf violence, and copious amounts of moon rock substance abuse… and you have one hell of a party!
This film has it all, and then some. It’s everything you could possibly hope for and more. Gore-hounds will love the gore, and creature FX junkies will love the new designs, and fans of out there humour will just chew this up. I wanna go into lengths describing just how off the wall this all is, but I’ve already said too much. The Fantasia crowd absolutely ate it up. It wasn’t the Wolfcop 2 I was expecting, and I’m still not sure what the hell I saw, but I’m glad I saw it. It was a brilliant move going for a more Sci-Fi bent with this one, and I can’t wait to see what Wolfcop 3 has in store.
If you want a sequel that isn’t afraid to try new things, and aren’t above unapologetic, b-movie, lowbrow fun, then seek this strange animal out this fall. It’s beyond fuckin weird, but you’ll love it for that very reason. What GODFATHER 2 did to sequels, ANOTHER WOLFCOP will do for werewolf police flick sequels involving shapeshifters and hockey… or something.