Werewolf Movie Image Repository 1980s

 It's no secret that I love werewolves and horror movies, so it feels natural to start a project where I catalogue all the werewolf films I've seen with high quality* screencaps of all the werewolves themselves. I'll be treating this journal entry like a continuing work in progress, the same way I'm treating my masterlist of music videos with anthro animals, adding more films over time as I watch them. I like rainy day projects and I like putting eyes on lesser seen films, especially ones that have cool practical effects in them. Please note- I'm not removing the letterboxing on some of the images because that's a ton of extra work and it also will mean images of different sizes. Sorry.

*Many of these films have had Blu-Ray remasters, which I've used for the source, but some films never made it past VHS or DVD transfer.

This series will be films by decade so that you can view them by time period. If you want to see the caps for a specific film, hit control f and type in the title of the film and you can automatically jump to the entry. While I could make separate entries for each film, I feel like that'd be incredibly spammy- I want to use my blog for other things besides just dumping movie screencaps and relegating myself to only one type of material when there's lots of other subjects that interest me.

What I'll be including: any live action full length films, made for tv films, short films. The werewolves will range from the classic Wolf-Man style to more animalistic interpretations. I will also include films that aren't exclusively werewolf-centric, as long at they prominently feature a werewolf at some point (ie: anthologies like Trick r Treat, multiple creature films like Waxwork or Monstersquad, etc). Along with werewolves, I'll also be including a handful of films that deal with similar shape-shifters such as were-cats (Junoon, Sleepwalkers, etc) because there's not a ton of those.

What I will not be including in the series: tv shows (I will probably do a separate post for those), commercials, video games, music videos (already covered on the other aforementioned post), movies where the werewolf is only shown as an actual wolf or dog- unless there's an impressive transformation scene with practical or digital effects. I'm also not including the Harry Potter movies or the Twilight Movies  in this series because there's enough pictures of them online and I do not want to see these movies. I'm also not including any films where "werewolf" just means a guy with fangs/creature contact lenses and nothing else, there's got to be some kind of actual monstrous and inhuman elements.

This journal entry features werewolf films from the 80s. I will continue to update this entry as I cap more films, so check back once in a while to see if there's anything new. I started here because that's where some of the most iconic and impressive practical effects began.

Click here for other decades: 1930s 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s 2020s (these will be clickable once the other journal entries are ready!)

80s films capped so far: The Adventures of Hercules,  An American Werewolf in London, The Barbarians, The Beast and the Magic Sword, A Canadian Werewolf in Hollywood, Cat People, Cazador de Demonios, Company of Wolves, Conquest, Creeptales, Deadtime Stories, Dungeonmaster aka Ragewar, Fright Night, Fright Night II, Full Moon High, Hard Rock Nightmare, Hard Rock Zombies, The Howling, The Howling II, The Howling III, The Howling VI, The Howling V, Lone Wolf, The Midnight Hour, The Monster Club, Monster Dog, The Monster Squad, The Munster's Revenge, My Mom's a Werewolf, The Never Ending Story, Night of the Werewolf, Night Shadow, The Ryôjoku, Silver Bullet, Waxwork
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
 Effects by Rick Baker

Full Moon High (1981) 

Effects by Steve Neill


The Howling (1981)

Effects by Rob Bottin with stop motion by Dave W. Allen

The Monster Club (1981)

The Munster's Revenge (1981)
 Practical effects by Ted Koerner Kevin Pike,  coordinated by Johnny Borgese

Night of the Werewolf (1981)
Practical effects by Antonio Molina  and assisted by
Alberto Nombela Núñez



Cat People (1982)
Effects by Tom Burman, Burman Studios Inc



The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983) 
Effects by Juan Ramón Molina    





 Cazador De Demonios (1983)
Effects by Ricardo Sáinz

Conquest (1983)

The Company of Wolves (1984)
Practical effects by Alan Whibley, Bob Thorne, Christopher Tucker, animatronic wolf by Rodger Shaw.

Dungeonmaster aka Ragewar (1984)
Practical effects by John Carl Buechler


Monster Dog (1984)
Practical effects by Carlo De Marchis

The Neverending Story (1984)
Practical effects directed by Brian Johnson



The Adventures of Hercules (1985)
Practical effects by Giovanni Corridori

 Fright Night (1985)
Practical effects by Richard Edlund with Randall William Cook and Steve Johnson


Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
Practical Effects by John Carl Buechler

The Howling II: Stirba Werewolf Bitch aka Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

 Practical effects by Jack Bricker and Steve Johnson



The Midnight Hour (1985)
Effects by Burman Studio Inc, Jack Monroe

 Silver Bullet (1985)

Effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Michael McKracken

Deadtime Stories (1986)
Effects by Ed French and Bryant Tausek

The Barbarians (1987)
Creature effects by Francesco Paolocci and Gaetano Paolocci

A Canadian Werewolf in Hollywood (1987)
A humorous short film with some American Werewolf style practical effects. Find it on youtube

Howl of the Devil (1987)
Practical effects by Francisco García San José
The Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
Effects by Bob McCarron

The Monster Squad (1987)
Effects by Stan Winston Studios



The Ryôjoku (1987)
I couldn't find an effects credit for this Japanese Pinku film, but I will update when I know.

Fright Night Night Part II (1988)
Effects by Fantasy II Film Effects and Cannom Creations

 Hard Rock Nightmare (1988)
Effects by Chad Washam and Mike McKracken

 The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)
Effects by Steve Johnson's XFX

Lone Wolf (1988)
Effects by  Ted A. Bohus, Vincent J. Guastini, Paul Reilly









 Waxwork (1988)
 Effects by Bob Keen, assisted by Paul Jones, Neill Gorton and Dave Elsey


Creeptales (1989)
Special effects for the werewolf segment by Steve Hegyl

The Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Effects by Steve Johnson XFX


I think the reason the werewolf is only on the box art and in promo pics is that they're just re-using  props from The Howling VI: The Original Nightmare.

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)
 Effects were apparently partially prefabricated, Don Post prosthetics.

Night Shadow (1989)
Effects by Riccardo J. Lewis, Elizabeth Mumby, Rick Scott



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