Halloween howling: 7 werewolf movies for you to watch


  1. An American Werewolf in London

I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ll mention it again.  I bloody love this film.  I saw it when I was a kid and I’ve seen it many times since.  It might be my all time favourite.  It’s a classic, pure and simple.

2. Ginger Snaps

Another one I’ve mentioned before, because it’s so bloody good.  Katharine Isabelle is wonderful as Ginger, ably supported by Emily Perkins, who plays Ginger’s sister.  It’s just great, and like any good werewolf movie, does well upon repeat viewings.  Watch it!

3. Dog Soldiers

I can’t say anything about Dog Soldiers except… this was SO MUCH FUN!

4. The Company of Wolves

Seriously twisted, creepy and disturbing, this bizarre werewolf movie stars none other than Jessica Fletcher international treasure Angela Lansbury.  It is also responsible for my life-long belief that you shouldn’t trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle.

5. Teen Wolf

Michael J. Fox stars as a teenage, basket-balling werewolf who really wants to buy a keg of beer.  Funny and daft as a brush, I loved this film when I was a kid, and I still liked it when I saw it recently.  Also, childhood Michael J. Fox crush.


It is what it says it is – there’s a cop, who’s a wolf.  Throw in some local occultists, a solar eclipse and a few gross transformation scenes and you’ve got yourself a movie.  It starts really well, but kind of loses steam, but for a low budget effort it’s worth a watch.

7. The Howling

Another one I saw when I was quite young.  I like the different take on the werewolf myth.  Also, Dee Wallace.

16 responses to “Halloween howling: 7 werewolf movies for you to watch

  1. Nice list, There really aren’t many good other werewolf films but a low budget one Blood Moon or Dark Moon Rising (i cant remember which was good and which was bad) is worth a watch

  2. Great list Laura, I was literally nodding my head in agreement. Especially when I saw Teen Wolf!!!! And I love American Werewolf in London too, it’s definitely one of my favourite horror films, a classic as you say. And Rik Mayall is in it!!
    Dog Soldiers – enough said 🙂 Well okay, maybe room for one little megutscoop?

    Ginger Snaps I really enjoyed too. I’m ashamed to say though I haven’t seen The Howling. I KNOW I’ve seen The Company of Wolves, I know I used to have it on video (hand-me-down-from-my-dad) is that the one where the front cover has a werewolf coming out the guy’s mouth? (sounds odd but if it is, you’ll know what I mean!) anyway I can’t remember it too well apart, from it being weird.

    I’m going to re-watch Ginger Snaps, decided!

    • You have to love a werewolf. London is my fave but Ginger Snaps is pretty special too. And I love Teen Wolf!

      Yes, that’s a Company of Wolves! Ah, poor Rik, so young.


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  4. Dear fn,

    Dog Soldiers FOREVER!!!!


    You didn’t remember that on Twitter but you called it out during FWF.






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