Creepshow’s “Bad Wolf Down”

I freely admit that I’m more of a werewolf than a vampire fan, but what would you expect? I’m a furry, and werewolves are kind of an amplified furry. I was therefore in seventh heaven to see that werewolves were featured prominently in the Bad Wolf Down segment of the new Creepshow series by Shudder, now available for viewing on the AMC network. This series draws heavily from the earlier Stephen King and George Romero movie by the same name which aired in 1982.

Meshing horror comics with live action, this S1/Ep2 installment plunges us into a furious firefight of WWII American troops overwhelmed by Nazis. Seeking sanctuary from annihilation, the few remaining Americans flee to an abandoned building where they encounter a woman locked in a cell who turns out to be a female werewolf! Seeking the release of death, the woman wants only to swallow the silver cross of one of the Americans. They accommodate her, but not before requesting that she bite each of them, transforming them in turn into werewolf soldiers that are more than a match for the pursuing Nazi elite troops.

Now the werewolf transformations are budget-restricted yet still effective, and the gore-fest which follows is not for the squeamish. It did, however, provide me with a satisfying spectacle as well as a reminder of the power of shape-shifting. I found it an uplifting experience…You might, too, if you are into horror, werewolf sub-classification. Other episodes look equally promising, so gratify your dark side by checking out the new Creepshow series; it’s a worthwhile indulgence…


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4 Comments on “Creepshow’s “Bad Wolf Down””

  1. carycomic Says:

    I remember reading some place that, in the event of an Allied victory and subsequent occupation of Germany, the Nazis planned to have commando groups code-named “werewolves” conduct hit-and-run warfare against their enemies.

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    • carycomic Says:

      P.S.—that first panel looks so much like a Wookiee, I initially thought you were doing a Star Wars-related article!


      • vulpesffb Says:

        You’re right, I didn’t take note of that before! Many of us are going to start looking like wookies if the barbershops and stylists aren’t open in CV-restricted areas soon…

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Yes, you are right, Sir!

      The topic of werewolves vs. Nazis has been explored before, including a memorable 1989 horror novel by Robert McCammon called “The Wolf’s Hour” in which a British secret agent who happens to be a werewolf goes behind Nazi lines to stop a secret weapon.

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