First, some background....
I loved the original "Teen Wolf" film as a kid , which was released in 1985. In fact, it's still one of my favorites. It is by no means a classic of American cinema, but it is a highly entertaining movie that has heart. It also had likeable characters and a fun premise. For those who haven't seen it, Michael J. Fox plays an awkward teen who becomes the star of the basketball team when he becomes a werewolf capable of amazing athletic feats.
I remember my mom renting it from the video store (on a video disc no less...anyone remember those? If not, here's the obligatory link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitance_Electronic_Disc). Anyway, I still recall mom picking it off the shelf and saying I might like it because it has "the guy from 'Family Ties' in it".
I ended up loving the movie and its portrayal of the lives of a bunch of '80s teenagers, one of whom happens to turn into a werewolf. I've been to my share of parties, but I don't think any have been as fun as the one portrayed in that movie, with the fun party games involving feathered-haired girls writhing around in pudding. I remember it airing on TV when I was in first grade and we taped it onto a blank VHS tape for future viewing. I watched THE HELL out of that tape!
I was especially fond of the two love interests in the movie, the characters Boof (what the fuck kinda name is that?) and Pamela. Once again, like with "Three's Company," you had the best of both worlds with the sexy blonde and down-to-earth brunette. The actresses who portrayed these characters didn't go on to do much else...I saw the chick who played Boof on an episode of "Charles In Charge" and the actress who played Pamela was in the '80s horror flick "Cheerleader Camp." Despite their less than impressive resumes, I thought their performances were quite memorable.
|Scott "Teen Wolf" Howard with Pamela. I can do that.|
Hey, how about a sequel?
The movie was a success, and two years later a sequel was released. Seems like a no-brainer right? Teen Wolf was such a hot property that there was even a cartoon!
|He was captured by authorities after satisfying his "meat tooth." *Crickets* Yes, that was a bad pun.|
|Lamborghini? Check. Hot broads? Check. Miami Vice suit? Check. Unholy freak of nature? Check.|