HAPPY 30TH, TEEN WOLF.
On this very day in 1985, Teen Wolf clawed its way into theaters across America. This under-appreciated slice of cinema has no business being as good as it is and I mean that in the best way possible. It’s a coming of age story about an average high school kid with issues like not getting noticed, being on a crappy basketball team, and turning into a werewolf…AND IT RULES ON EVERY CONCEIVABLE LEVEL.
Part of why Teen Wolf was slightly overlooked in 1985 was from being in the shadow of a mega-blockbuster classic called Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox’s other film released during the same summer of 85′. What a time to be alive.
Celebrate the film’s anniversary by grabbing some party snacks and queueing up Teen Wolf tonight. When you’re thirsty for more, here’s a download to the film’s pop soundtrack which features rip-roaring party hits, inspiring anthems and Miles Goodman’s synth score. Sadly, most of the score is still absent with no plans for an expanded edition on the horizon. Here’s hoping soundtrack revivalist companies like Waxwork and Death Waltz/Mondo read this!
Teen Wolf (Atlantic Releasing Corporation)
1) James House – Flesh On Fire
2) The Wolf Sisters – Big Bad Wolf
3) Mark Safan – Win in the End
4) Amy Holland – Shootin’ for the Moon
5) David Palmer – Silhouette
6) Mark Vieha – Way to Go
7) David Morgan – Good News
8) Miles Goodman – Transformation
9) Miles Goodman – Boof