[Remember This?] “Werewolf” The TV Series!!!

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“The Walking Dead”, “Dexter”, “American Horror Story”, “True Blood”. Horror is almost more popular on TV these days than it is in cinemas. There’s something about the small screen that seems to “legitimize” the genre for casual viewers. Maybe it’s an ingrained expectation that television’s historically strict standards and practices will save them from the nasty bits (which is of course no longer true in the days of HBO and AMC), or perhaps it’s just the simple equation that smaller screen = less scary.

My mom had to be a subscriber to at least one of these theories because she let me watch “Werewolf” at an exceedingly young age. I can even remember her enabling my efforts to get from where I was to where I needed to be to watch it. I had to see it. The funny thing is, I’m pretty sure I was sort of bored by it – I only really remember getting excited when the wolf was onscreen, which wasn’t very often. But I was so addled by my love of An American Werewolf In London that, if it had werewolves in it, I was glued to the screen.

The show ran for 28 episodes on Fox from 1987-1988. I was too young to retain any real specifics, but the internet tells me that it was similar to “The Fugitive” in structure – so it has that going for it! If nothing else, the werewolf design is actually decent.

Head inside to check out a few teasers!!

A bumper from its USA Syndication.

The teaser.

And I think the below clip is the very opening of the pilot.

  • Joe-Banger

    I never forgot this show!

  • SuperKilla

    I do remember this! I recorded every episode on vhs back in the day. Haha!

  • Trioxin83

    Whoa i never saw this! Then again i was only 4 when it came out…but the werewolf design looks awesome

  • BadCrumbs

    I think about this show all the time! I would love to see it again. I was only 5/6 years old when it aired but I remember watching it with my mother. Ahhhh, the good old days. I believe Shout Factory was supposed to put it out on dvd couple years back, but it never happened. I for some reason or another, along with this show, remember watching the televison series ‘The Hitchhiker’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ around the same time. Not sure if they were in reruns by that time or if the shows still existed.

    • gordongirl_18

      I remember watching all of those with my family! We also watched “Monsters”.

  • BadCrumbs

    I also remember a comic book called WEREWOLF. But I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the show. I had like 4 issues. My memory is a bit muddy after all these years, so I could be making this up.

  • David Harley

    I remember when Shout! Factory was supposed to release it on DVD back in 2009 but they had to cancel the set due to music licensing issues. :(

  • sawyerbecks23

    I was 9 years old when this show ran, but I loved it. Chuck Conners was a great villian.

  • Joe-Banger

    I was 11 when it started and horror was always my favorite theme for anything especially toys! Does anyone besides me remember Manglor Mountain? Anything horror related I saw as a child/kid I wanted!

  • Joe-Banger

    I didnt get to finish my last post, I was going to say I never always got what I wanted which was most of the time but there were the rare exceptions like when I was 7 and I got off the school bus and my mom was holding Manglor Mountain and she gave it to me! And I remember weird tv shows before werewolf. Evan, do you remember “Beneath the earth”?

  • Joey_Redballs

    The lead had a pentagram on his hand that bled during the full moon, right before he turned. The werewolf that turned him was an older guy with an eye-patch. I think they showed his transformation sequence.

  • MAD_Z

    Yes! Thanks Evan for posting this! I’ve never been able to find anyone who remembers this show! I actually found and bought a DVD “bootleg” version of the entire series on ebay.