When a real estate tycoon and his wife are discovered torn
apart, an experienced New York detective is summoned to investigate
the killings. Trace hairs are found which are lupine, but
an expert maintains that normal wolves don't kill people,
that's a myth. Only people kill people. Eventually the detective
and his new partner learn that a group of werewolves (or rather
wolves living out of time) are responsible. But they do not
kill indiscriminately. The attacks are organised and territorial...
say that Wolfen
from 1981 (based on a novel by Whitley Strieber) is slow would
be a huge compliment. It's virtually static. It goes like
this: character hears a noise and spends an eternity walking
around the house; change of scene to an abandoned church and
more tedious checking. Oh, and there's a place we haven't
searched yet... You get the picture.
The rest of the film is shot in Steadicam point of view, tinted
with video imaging (which, after all, was a new technique
at the time). However, the boys have completely overdone it
with the new toy; somebody might as well be moving a film
camera around with no purpose. Oh, that's right, they were,
is a terrible, lethargic, amateurish film with little or no
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