Silver Bullet (1985)

Paramount Pictures

Based on a calendar project turned graphic novella by Stephen King entitled Cycle of the Werewolf, this story follows Marty, a 10-year-old with paraplegia who uses a wheelchair. As the werewolf lays waste to the small town of Tarker’s Mills, Maine, Marty — along with the help of his Uncle Red and sister, Jane — find out which townsperson is responsible for these lunar atrocities. Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.



Monster Squad (1987)

TriStar Pictures

This smörgåsbord of monstrosities is an iconic choice for any monster lover. If you didn’t fall in love with this is movie as a child, you’ll fall in love with it now. From werewolves to vampires to Frankensteins (“there’s no such thing as Frankensteins”), you’re going to reunite your childhood friends just so you can fight some monsters together. Plus, the werewolf costume in this film is one for the books. Watch on Amazon, Hulu (for free), iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.



“The Werewolf of Fever Swamp” (1996) and “Werewolf Skins” (1997) from Goosebumps


This iconic lycanthropic duo is straight from the mind of R. L. Stine. He’s known as the Stephen King of children’s literature, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be any less horrified because of its “for children” status. When you add these two TV specials together, you’re going to get a movie’s worth of werewolf horror. I don’t care if it’s for kids. Go ahead and give it a watch. That is, unless you’re chicken… cluck, cluck, cluck. You can find them on Netflix: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp and Werewolf Skins.



Cursed (2005)

Dimension Films

This Wes Craven film is… something else. Starring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg, this werewolf film is honestly kind of campy and silly, but well worth the watch especially if you get the unrated version. You’re in for a gory treat! Watch on Amazon, Cinemax (free with subscription), iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.



Wer (2013)


This movie is a very different twist on the werewolf genre. If you’re tired of the usual tropes, Wer is your go-to. After a family of American tourists is brutally murdered, Talan Gwynek— a local Frenchman who may or may not be suffering from porphyria — is arrested. But is he suffering from something a little bit more lycanthropic? You’ll have to watch to find out. Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.



Late Phases (2014)

Dark Sky Films

To be quite honest, the werewolf effects in this movie aren’t exactly top notch, but howlers can’t be choosers. The storyline, however, will keep your jaw locked tight on this American-Mexican film that follows Ambrose, a blind Vietnam veteran, who finds his new retirement community a little more canine than expected. Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.



Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Legendary Pictures

Not be biased, but Trick ‘r Treat might be the best Halloween movie ever made. It’s an anthology that deliciously mixes its storylines into an amalgam of horror and camp. I don’t want to spoil exactly why this is an iconic werewolf movie, but just know that the big bad wolf definitely makes an appearance. Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Philo (free with subscription), Vudu, and YouTube.



Dog Soldiers (2002)

Kismet Entertainment Group

This werewolf movie takes place far off the beaten path of its predecessors. So far off, in fact, it takes place in the highlands of Scotland. Accents — both British and Scottish — abound in this tale about a group of soldiers who bite off a bit more than they can chew. Watch on Amazon, Tubi (free with subscription), Vudu (free with account), and YouTube.



Bad Moon (1996)

Warner Bros.

This movie is based on the book, Thor, by Wayne Smith. In both the movie and the hard-to-find book, Thor is a loving German Shepard who will do anything to protect his human family. Is a werewolf threatening his pack? Maybe. Is he gonna kick its ass? You betcha. Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Tubi (free with subscription), Vudu (free with account), and YouTube.



An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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The last film on this list was revolutionary for its time. John Landis and Rick Baker’s use of practical effects to portray the transformation from human to werewolf shocked moviegoers when it was first released in 1981 and continues to do so to this day. You can find the transformation scene above, but we highly recommend the whole movie. It’s filled with mysteriously foggy moors, gory apparitions, and a unique quadruped werewolf. You won’t want to miss it! Watch on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.


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