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June 17, 2016
Exploitation and grindhouse fans licking their chops after seeing the lobby poster for Werewolves on Wheels will leave disappointed and a little confused. The music isn't cheesy enough (it's actually pretty good), the acting isn't really that bad, and the nudity and violence are fairly tame. In other words, Werewolves on Wheels isn't as fun as it should have been. Seemingly made with pretensions toward the film festival circuit instead of the drive-in, this movie's legitimately redeeming qualities (earnest storytelling, attempts at dramatic tension) don't mix well with its flower child dialogue, satanic rituals, and golden age wolfman costumes. Mainly interesting for those left wondering how Easy Rider would have turned out if it were a monster movie, Werewolves on Wheels at the very least should be seen as an example of how much more interesting films were in the 1970's.
½ April 15, 2015
I wanted to give this such a higher review because the creators really had something here and they neglected it badly! This should've been a great exploitation gem from the 1970s, but it was dropped and it broke. Makeup was pretty good, the music was excellent genre style, and the movie boasts Satanists vs Bikers! But werewolves were only seen in the last third of the movie for a very short amount of time.
½ March 8, 2015
It should have plenty of cult value, but the production values are critically low and the story pretty dire.
November 23, 2014
Maybe I was actually expecting werewolves to ride around on motorcycles. While there isn't much werewolf action, which makes the title a true exploitation one, it is a nice drive-in type of biker-Satanic cult movie. You won't find the meaning of life here but you might have a good time.
October 15, 2014
Directors McGuire and Gray go down an Easy Rider type road and try to make it a trippy, ignoring horror and spend too much time trying to be psychedelic. The final scene with the werewolf on the motorbike is the balls but up until then it is just painful to watch.
½ January 7, 2014
This is one of those movies that shouldn't exist, but it does - and there's something strangely beautiful about that. It plays out as though the stuntmen took control of the story away from the director and screenwriter and went meandering through the desert. There isn't much of a story until the very end, and we don't even see a werewolf until the last 90 or so minutes. There's even a great moment where one of the characters (who's name is movie), disappears, and the rest of the characters go running out in the desert looking for him calling out: "Where are you, Movie?". It's a beautiful moment when even the movie itself seems bewildered and confused at it's own existence, and it aught to go down as one of the greatest moments of all cinematic history.
½ June 13, 2013
I wanted to give this such a higher review because the creators really had something here and they neglected it badly! This should've been a great exploitation gem from the 1970s, but it was dropped and it broke. Makeup was pretty good, the music was excellent genre style, and the movie boasts Satanists vs Bikers! But werewolves were only seen in the last third of the movie for a very short amount of time.
April 16, 2013
Unfortunately for horror fans, Werewolves on Wheels has a flat tire when it comes to the scares.
½ March 11, 2013
I watch such classics !
TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
½ November 27, 2012
Pretty decent horror exploitation film about a group of bikers who are werewolves. If you're looking for a fun, but very flawed low-budget flick to watch, then give this one a viewing. If you love these types of low-grade films, then this is for you. The film does lack in the plot department, and most of the time, it's pretty dull, and the acting and directing aren't that great either. However, the idea behind the film is pretty neat and fun, and there is enough here to make it worth seeing it once. There's twisted, supernatural elements that's apparent thro0ughout the film and it overcomes it flaws just enough for you to enjoy it. The film is sleazy, cheesy and tongue in cheek, and has enough things going for the exploitation film fan. However for the common horror fan, this one may be hard to watch as there's really not that much substance to its plot and effective, standout performances. Werewolves on Wheels is decent, but never great. This is one of those obscured low-budget gems that really defined exploitation films for what they are. Fun, unfocused and ultimately forgettable, this really could have been a stand out film, but in the end, it leaves a lot to be desired out of the plot. If you come across this title, give it a watch if you have nothing else better to do. This is a decent picture that has an interesting premise, but never does take off. Fun, but leaves you wanting more out of a film.
April 11, 2012
''we all know how we are going to die we are going to crash and burn''
½ February 19, 2012
A great 70's biker flick that grabs your attention from the off with some funky music and a bunch of bikes! lol

The characters, whilst not fleshed out too much, are sincere in their portrayal and you do kind of warm to them, even if you don't really care what happens to them during the course of the film.
We have drug taking, biking, and then the 'horror'! haha well, I do use that sparingly. The werewolves almost seem like an after thought as they don't really add anything to the film. They could have gotten away with just having the occult aspect going on and some strange 'force' doing the terrible things and just having them having acid trips. It's well documented that shit happens when you trip and it would have been a better film imo.

The twist (no spoilers) is okay. It works and brings the film to a close.

All in all a good occultism, biker film that has grown in cult-ness over the years.
½ January 29, 2012
How could this movies not be amazing? Werewolves on wheels is a dud in every facet and will leave you fighting to stay awake. Even for an avid werewolf fan this will be a complete waste.
½ January 10, 2012
I wanted to give this such a higher review because the creators really had something here and they neglected it badly! This should've been a great exploitation gem from the 1970s, but it was dropped and it broke. Makeup was pretty good, the music was excellent genre style, and the movie boasts Satanists vs Bikers! But werewolves were only seen in the last third of the movie for a very short amount of time.
½ September 28, 2011
An od mix of the biker exploation genre and the classic horror genre. Not as werewolvy as the cover sugessts as only 2 bikers become werewolves. Really chessy and dated but fun to watch. good if your into grindhouse flix
½ August 18, 2011
Needed more werewolves, as they don't show up until the very end, but actually it's otherwise a hilariously dated, unredeemedly "so bad it's good" flick about a decidedly benign bunch of bikers crossing paths and swords with Satanic monks in California. So much unintentional humor from bad acting, writing direction and editing, not to mention the ridiculous dialogue. Definitely one for riffing on. Don't forget to say your Ooblah Dooblah, 'cause I love you, man.
June 2, 2011
I want to see this movie.
½ August 4, 2010
had to pick it up. I'd have liked to see the whole gang riding as wolves but all in all for 1971 camp, it was good enough. A little long though.
bbcfloridabound
Super Reviewer
July 19, 2010
This film is from the 42nd Street Volume 1 Movie Collection, and it holds everything in it that would get it on 42nd Street in the Seventies. About a gang of bikers who in the 1960 - 1975 era were all bad, This group gets hooked up with Satan Worshipers, Cults and is a total bikesploitation flick. The sound track is great its perfect blend of country and psychedelic rock, witch adds more to the weird, psyched out 70s feeling of the film. Its a pretty good film for the 42nd street collection 3 Stars.
February 24, 2010
Are there any werewolves in this film?
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