‘Werewolf Cat’ to be Included in Portland Cat Show

Cats rarely make the cut to be on a werewolf website. If that one cat is described to looking like a werewolf, then it’s worth mentioning here. I can’t recall of anything being like a “werewolf cat,” except for Rick Baker’s masterpiece in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

The 2015 International Cat Show, hosted at the Holiday Inn at Portland Airport (8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, Ore.), is featuring over 250 cats, including Lyoki, the “werewolf cat.” If you want to check it out, it’s running Friday, January 23, to Sunday, January 25.

Admission is $6 plus two cans of food, or $8 without food. The canned food with go to the Oregon Food Bank.

Kansas City, ‘WolfCop’ is Coming to You

It’s great to see the drunk, hairy arm of the law WolfCop is getting around more in the the United States. On January 30, 2015, WolfCop will be showing at the Panic Film Festival in Kansas City, Missouri.

WolfCop is scheduled to start at 9:45 p.m. (local). Tickets are available for purchase online at Panic Film Festival’s website, www.panicfilmfest.com. WolfCop is rated R and runs for 79 minutes. Panic Film Fest runs from January 30 to February 1, 2015.

‘WolfCop’ Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital is ‘Coming for You’ in U.S. and Canada

img_wolfcop-dvdFinally, WolfCop, the movie about a drunk werewolf fuzzy arm of the law, is going for your living room in the U.S. and Canada soon!

WolfCop announced on their Facebook page the U.S. and Canada digital, Blu-Ray, and DVD release is set for March 10, 2015. The Blu-Ray will hit Best Buy stores and the DVDs will be available across the U.S. and Canada on March 10.

WolfCop’s post also says, “Finally, the Blu-Ray will be available in all other markets (including Amazon.com) on May 12!

Xbox Live users will be able to view the digital edition of WolfCop sooner on February 24, 2015. It will be available for other digital channels on March 10.

“We guess all that’s left to say is… ‪#‎ARROOO‬!!!”

And, I agree. AWROOO!

Kiggins Theatre werewolf movie night will include… ‘WolfCop’

img_wolfcop-dvdKiggins Theatre in Vancouver, Washington (not B.C.), broke some exciting news to me via Twitter earlier today that WolfCop will be showing on the weekend of HowlCon.

Kiggins’ Twitter, @KigginsTheatre tweeted, “@PDX_WerewolfUS Don’t tell anyone (ok yes, please do) we are also showing WOLFCOP as part of Howl Con that weekend! wolfcop.com.”

WolfCop, directed by Lowell Dean, and starring Leo Fafard, is about an alcoholic cop, Lou Garou, who becomes a badge-wearing, gun-carrying, alcoholic fuzzy arm of the law.

Last June, I made a trip out of the U.S. to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the sole reason to see WolfCop. I fell in love with the movie for its campy story, the practical effects, and simply because, Wolf Cop.

Kiggins Theatre is doing one WolfCop showing only on Friday, February 6, 2015. Kiggins said in an email they do not have the show time yet, “but somewhere in the 9:00 p.m. range.”

WolfCop does not have a MPAA rating, but expect it to be at least rated R for language, gore, sex, and a good look at some “wolfhood.”

Kiggins Theatre is also showing the 1985 campy werewolf movie, Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox and James Hampton, starting also on Feb. 6th. It is rated PG for language.

(Note: This story was updated Jan. 18, 2015, 09:27 PDT)

‘Wolves’ Unleashes on DVD Jan. 20

If the U.S. President’s State of the Union speech isn’t a thing you want to watch, perhaps how about something more werewolfy?

Wolves (2014), directed by David Hayter, will be released on DVD Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The DVD can be ordered on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble and available for shipment on Jan. 20. It’s not clear right now if the DVD will also be in retail stores or not.

Wolves is also available right now for streaming on Video On Demand (VOD) at Amazon.com, but I think this is one I need to add to my DVD collection.

Get Blown Away in ‘Having a Drink’

Director Randy Smith’s werewolf short Having a Drink story is a simple one. James (Ray Besharah) is an escort for wealthy women. One night, James decides he’s had enough and heads to a nearby bar named Oges. He tries to make some chit chat with the bar tender Sam (Ellen Manchee) until he’s interrupted. Two werewolves, Clyde (Nicholas Di Gateano) and Bonnie (Celine Filion), barge in and heist the bar with armed robbery. The werewolves are interested in only one particular loot and it’s not what one would think. The robbery turns into a bloody mess, but who will walk out alive?

Having a Drink story might not work for a full-feature cinematic movie for a 90-minute run time about a bar heist, but the 15 minute run time fits perfectly. Its use of practical makeup and effects for the most part is another appealing quality of this short feature video. However, there are some computer touchups as the DVD and Blu-Ray editions will explain in the “Well Fix It In Post” feature. The DVD/Blu-Ray editions also include other bonuses like the trailer, bloopers, and behind the scenes looks.

Copies of the DVD or Blu-Ray are available for order online for a reasonably low price. It’s lower prices of $3 for the DVD and $5 for Blu-Rray (plus shipping) can’t be beat (I paid $7.50 plus shipping in 2013).

Definitely pour yourself a double Old Onyschuk Scotch and enjoy this gem of a werewolf short feature.

Presidential ‘Werewolf’ Adoption Myth Debunked

A couple of days ago I posted a piece to share about a werewolf myth based out of Argentina, the Argentina president adopted a Jewish man to prevent him turning into a werewolf. Now, I have learned the mythical reason behind this adoption may not be true.

The Guardian (UK) reported the Argentina president did not adopt a Jewish child to stop him from turning into a werewolf or el lobizón (the child is reportedly a 21-year old adult child). The original claim echoed throughout the internet, including on LycanTimes, before The Guardian chimed in with a well-written explanation.

Yep, I took the bait and ran with it, but only to share what is out there. This is a good lesson on trusting information over the internet, whether it’s actual or tabloid news. Whether the myth was true or not, it does make for a good werewolf discussion.

The Werewolf that Once Waved at Traffic

A few years back, a fuzzy brown werewolf with beady red eyes and tidy gray t-shirt, smiled and waved at the passing cars on NW 185th Ave.

This werewolf window art was painted on the f.y.e. store in the Tanasbourne area in Beaverton, Oregon, for a movie promotion in 2010. The werewolf was on the window until the store permanently closed in March, 2012. A dental and health clinic now occupy the space.

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Be a Werewolf, Eat People in ‘Werewolf Tycoon’

Have you ever wanted to be a werewolf and eat people? There is a simulation game available for download where you can just do that.

Werewolf Tycoon is a werewolf stealth simulation game developed by Joe Williamson and Sam Twidale. The player is a werewolf lurking behind a bench on a full moon night, awaiting for its prey.

Become the Big Bad Wolf of Werewolf Park in this werewolf stealth simulation game. Eat as many people as you can, but pace yourself, try not to be seen, and do not let witnesses escape. After all, things could get tricky if too many people become aware of your existence!

I downloaded this fun little game on my Android phone and played with it for a little bit. Once I figured out the movement and the objective, I found it amusing and entertaining. There’s so much joy being a werewolf and tossing little humans into your mouth like popcorn.

The goal in the game is to eat everyone without allowing witness to escape, the people, the press, and the armed military when they are called out, then it could be lights out. It’s a fun little game that I highly recommend.

Werewolf Tycoon is available for download for free on Google Play store, Apple App Store, and Amazon App Store.

Image: JoeCreates.co.uk

Kiggins Theatre to Feature Pre-HOWL CON Werewolf Movie Night

The historic Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Wash., is kicking off HOWL CON with werewolf movie night on Friday, February 6, 2015.

HOWLCON.com reports the movies will be a “combination of horror-comedy and straightforward werewolf monster.”

General admission tickets will be discounted for HOWL CON general passholders and free admission for patron-level passholders.

HOWL CON says the titles and other details are yet to be determined. The concession proceeds will be shared with HOWL CON’s partner charity.

HOWL CON 2015 is held at the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington, on February 7 and 8.