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Scary List: Movie Werewolves from the 90s

When it comes to scary movies, werewolves are a popular creature that brings lots of screams from audience members. There’s just something about a beast that turns at the sight of a full moon and needs specific measures in order to kill it. In this article, you will encounter a handful of movies that focus on werewolves that were released during the 1990s.

“Wolf” (1994)

In this 1994 werewolf movie, Jack Nicholson plays a good-natured book publisher named Will Randall that finds himself down on his luck. A younger co-worker not only takes over his job, but also swipes his wife. However, when he is bitten by a werewolf, his life takes a turn for the interesting. He has heightened senses that become a great asset. He is invigorated by a newfound energy and finds that he is more competitive than ever. He has also attracted the attention of the lovely daughter of his boss.

In a different twist of the movie, Nicholson’s character turns into a werewolf on a nightly basis until the full moon is reached , where he is then expected to turn into a wolf completely (and for the rest of his life). Other actors that appeared in the movie include Michelle Pfeiffer as Laura Alden, James Spader as Stewart Swinton, Christopher Plummer as Raymond Alden and David Hyde Pierce as Roy.

“An American Werewolf in Paris” (1997)

Inspired by the success of an “American Werewolf in London”, which was made in the 1980s, Buena Vista Pictures released “An American Werewolf in Paris,” which was seen as an inferior sequel to the original, which had a noted in-depth storyline. The sequel was in development for 6 years before it actually hit the movie screens. The plot tells the story of the daughter of the werewolf from the original that is alive and residing in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to rid her of the lycanthropic disease that makes her a monster.

Meanwhile, a group of American tourists are visiting Europe and see the girl contemplating death by jumping from the Eiffel tower. The movie then reveals a secret society of werewolves based in the city with the addition of a drug which allows the werewolves to change even when there is no full moon.  The poor acting and weak storyline hinder the sequel, which stars Tom Everett Scott as Andy McDermott and Julie Delpy as Serafine Pigot , the werewolf in turmoil.

“Bad Moon” (1996)

While visiting his sister Janet (played by Mariel Hemingway) and young son at their home in an isolated area, the family dog senses something is not right with Uncle Ted (played by Michael Pare). The German Shepherd learns that the man is a werewolf and does everything in his power to protect the family. The curse is something that Ted has kept hidden for some time, and he means no harm to his family. He is trying one last time to free himself of the burden. Throughout the movie, he is losing his humanity and realizes that he is threatening the people that he loves most.  The family dog might be his last chance for the family to survive. The tagline used to promote this Warner Brothers film was “Half man. Half wolf. Total terror.”