Mile High Sci Fi: TEEN WOLF

Director Rod Daniel
Year 1985
Starring Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti
Rating PG
Run Time 91min
Age Policy

18 and up. No one under 18 admitted.

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Werewolves have prowled our screen for decades. They’ve been scary and they’ve been sexy, but they’ve never been quite as dorky and relatable as they have been in TEEN WOLF.

Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) is your average high school student – not too smart, not too dumb, not too athletic, and not too handsome.  He’s just sort of … there.  And he wishes he was something more, especially if it meant Pamela (Lorie Griffin), the most popular girl in school, would notice him.    But in the most heavy handed metaphor for puberty ever, Scott begins noticing changes in his body.  Except he’s not becoming a man, he’s becoming a wolfman.  It turns out the Howard family is prone to genetic lycanthropy, a painful fact that Scott’s dad kept hidden from him in hopes he’d dodge it. (If you thought having a sex talk with your dad was awkward, try having the “You’re turning into a werewolf, son” discussion.)

But to Scott’s surprise (because this was an era before TWILIGHT and TRUE BLOOD, and he didn’t know shirtless wolves would be hot), his hairy body and penchant for raw meat makes him a high school superstar.  Even Pamela falls for him, much to the heartbreak of his best ladyfriend, Boof (Susan Ursetti).   But will Scott’s popularity make him a different kind of monster – a nasty high school jock – or will he realize that good guys finish first, and that the best girlfriend is the one who is already your pal?

It’s a comedy every average guy or girl can relate to, and even it’s most cheesy moments are given heart thanks to screenwriter Jeph Loeb, who would go on to be a massive voice in comic books and television shows like LOST and HEROES.  Whether it’s TEEN WOLF or Wolverine, Loeb has always been able to make them relatable.

And boy, do we relate to TEEN WOLF. So does Mile High Sci-Fi, who are going to be presenting it with their own comedic spin to make a funny movie even funnier.  It’s like watching a classic with a new set of eyes!    They will bring the jokes, we’ll bring the games, food, and beer. Together, we’ll all nerd out over Loeb, our own hair problems, and wonder if being a wolf or Wolverine would make life easier

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