For the uninitiated, Wolfcop is the story of a drunk, loser of a cop that happens to be imbued with the strengths and weaknesses of a lycanthrope while maintaining his human consciousness. After making his first appearance back in 2014, Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), the titular Wolfcop, returns from his battle against occults, reptilian shapeshifters, and the forces of evil in order to once again save the sleepy Canadian town of Woodhaven. If you haven’t seen the original, stop reading this and go watch it. Wolfcop is one of those rare flashes of micro-budget brilliance that reminds you why horror can be an absolute blast.
Jumping forward a year after Garou’s shakedown of the evil that resides in Woodhaven, Wolfcop is once again called to battle the criminals that lurk in the shadows, or behind the skates, as it were. When a billionaire tycoon sets his sights on Woodhaven and opens a brewery and a hockey team (yes, this film is that Canadian), Garou and his team will discover that there is far more to the strange brew being concocted in the Rooster’s Milk brewery than just alcohol.
Writer/director Lowell Dean once again returns to the almost episodic continuation of Wolfcop’s story. Not only does he bring back his Troma-esque humor and penchant for over-the-top violence and gore, the original cast comes back better than ever. Jonathan Cherry returns as the aloof Willie Higgins and Amy Matysio reprises her role as the kick-ass Sheriff, Tina. There are also a fair amount of cameos from some of the Astron-6 fellas, which shouldn’t be a surprise given the similarities in content and style between Lowell Dean and his Canadian brethren. Kevin Smith also pops in as the simple-minded and sexually charged mayor of Woodhaven. Surprisingly, Smith avoids his terrible Canadian jokes and accent and instead delivers a performance that would make Lloyd Kaufman proud.
As far the film goes, Another Wolfcop manages to be a triumphant sequel to this rather odd film franchise. I say franchise because the credits end on a title card promise of bringing Wolfcop back for another round of mayhem. The gore is better and more prominent, the effects and creatures look better than the original, and the humor certainly has enough bite to keep you enthralled for the film’s meager runtime. Is it better than the first film? Technically, no. Another Wolfcop has plenty going for it and it is entertaining as hell, but at the end of the day, it is more of the same, which is by no means a bad thing. Hell, I am dying to see Wolfcop 3. With Another Wolfcop being more of the same, it is unable to recapture the glory of the first film being this true oddity that essentially came out of nowhere. But trust me, this is a must-see for fans of comedy-horror.