More About Wolfen
A myth and menace tale of creatures older than man living among us. Super special effects enhance this modern horror.
Main Cast & Crew
Michael Wadleigh - Director
Edward James Olmos
While investigating a string of extraordinarily violent murders, police detective Dewey Wilson stumbles upon a pack of supernatural wolf-like monsters preying upon the denizens of New York City.
Feature film debuts for Gregory Hines, then star of Broadway's "Sophisticated Ladies," and Diane Venora, Julliard graduate. Fiction-feature film debut for Michael Wadleigh, who previously directed the documentary "Woodstock." There is a sign on Dewey's office wall which reads: "God, Guns and Guts made America. Let's Keep all three." Additional credits: George N. Toth (animal technical supervisor); Dulcinda Gose (researcher); Wallaworks (sound effects editing); Blue Light Sound (foley sound editing); Wayne Fitzgerald (titles design); and Modern Film Effects (optical effects). Filmed in the Bronx and Manhattan, New York City. Filmed in Technicolor and Panavision. Negative processing by TVC and Technicolor. Prints by Technicolor. Sound by Dolby. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...A splendid performance by Finney....An exceedingly chilling atmosphere..." - 07/22/1981 Variety
"...Decidedly different....Note to the squeamish: The R rating is not for nothing." - 07/24/1981 New York Times, p.C6
"[With] a genuinely supernatural atmosphere that builds and builds." - 11/01/2004 Uncut, p.164
"Two other werewolf movies came out the same year, THE HOWLING and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, but this is the one with smarts and a strong bite." - 07/02/2010 Wall Street Journal