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The original: 

Teen Wolf (1985)

Directed by: 

Rod Daniels (K-9, Beethoven’s 2nd, The Super, Home Alone 4)


Michael J. Fox, Susan Ursitti, James Hampton, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler, Lori Griffin, Jay Tarses, Mark Holton, James MacKrell

What’s it about? 

Scott Howard is going through changes.   He’s growing hair where previously none existed. His voice is changing. He’s getting more athletic, more confident with women and able to do back-flips on moving vehicles. We’ve all been there. 


That’s right, he’s a werewolf. 


In a film about staying true to yourself and your core values, that popularity isn’t everything, and milk in a can produces a mess if bitten, this is something of an oft over-looked 80’s gem. 


Power ballads. Basketball. Wacky best friends. The blonde man-eater vs the girl next door. The dad everyone wants as their own. And a script that is much, much wittier than it’s ever given credit for, Teen Wolf is a pure cinematic slam dunk. 


J. Fox is charming. The themes are inspiring. And the parties are astonishing. 


This is a film worth re-visiting. Just bring your own keg. 

Coach Finstock: There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.


The pitch: "Come up with a direct sequel to 1985's Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard."

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