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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Werewolf Fever (2009)



Director: Brian Singleton
Cast: Heather Duthie, Kevin Norris, Richard Glasgow
Production Company: One Day in a Pasture Productions
Runtime: 66 minutes

Grab your silver spatulas and hold onto your boss roller skates! Terror is on the menu, and it sure looks mighty delicious! Werewolf Fever (2009) is easily one of the most entertaining indie monster romps out there, and is certainly worth another look...

In the movie, the bad-tempered owner of the Kingsburger Drive-In insists his employees hang around for a late night delivery. The driver of the delivery truck is attacked by a werewolf, and soon becomes one himself. He then returns to the restaurant to terrorize his co-workers...


This film is like a full serving of American Graffiti (1973), along with a side order of An American Werewolf in London (1981). You might even want to throw in a dollop of Clerks (1994) for dessert. It's a fast food version of some of your favourite movies!

Werewolf Fever is like one of those tongue-in-cheek fifties nostalgia pieces that were made during the 1980s. Think along the lines of Invaders from Mars (1986) or They Live (1988). It hits all the right beats, but refuses to take itself too seriously.


The movie has a wonderful ensemble cast that is made up of likeable and often quirky characters. It was great to see Mark Courneyea from Spyfall (2014) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008) in the role of Co-Op. He had some great moments in the movie.

My favourite character in the film has to be the cantankerous Odi Buckmeyer, as played by Ian Lloyd. He's always in a state of discontent, and makes for a hilarious curmudgeon. I was surprised to note that he hasn't been in more films. I'd like to see him in something else...


Mark Singleton is amazing in the film too. He plays two different characters and was also the werewolf in the movie. Singleton was also responsible for the eye-catching opening title sequence and so much more. That's what I call a talented dude!

This one is a winner all around. Even the film's lighting and colouring is noteworthy. Werewolf Fever is a fast-paced good time, loaded with gore and chuckles. I wish I'd seen it at a drive-in movie theatre, with a chili dog and a tub of buttery popcorn...

- John Migliore

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