It’s the beloved 80s werewolf/coming-of-age romantic fantasy comedy, Boy From the Future! Better known as Teen Wolf here in the US, this 1985 box office hit was a favorite of ours growing up, but in 2020, it’s a beast to watch.
Welcome to this episode’s Bonus Stage, where you can see and learn more about some of the stuff we talked about.
Let’s compare Scott’s first transformation scene:
With this one from several years earlier:
Yes, American Werewolf had a MUCH bigger budget and presumably more than three weeks to film the entire movie. But still.
The cartoon’s theme song is catchier than any song in the entire movie:
Teen Wolf Also
Speaking of songs better than anything from the original movie, Teen Wolf Too’s montage scene features a great 80’s song – Send Me an Angel by Real Life. Sadly this is literally the only good thing about this sequel that is – somehow – even worse than the original.
Jerry Levine in Teen Wolf:
Congrats, Teen Wolf!
For suggesting that being a literal monster is preferable to being gay in a truly cringeworthy scene, you’re the first recipient of the McQuaid Arcade “It May Have Seemed OK In 1985 But YIKES This Shit Has Not Aged Well” Award!