A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits. –IMDb
Unintentionally ethnically insulting Hollywood at its finest. "Man, those Native Americans got a raw deal. Y'know what would really set the record straight? Making a horror movie about Indians turning into wolves and prowling the city at night tearing up the descendent of settlers because whitey has it coming! That just feels right somehow. That oughta really wake people up and restore peace and dignity."
"What struck me in 1981 and again recently about Wolfen is how much it reflects the same grandiose '60s blend of leftist idealism, countercultural eclecticism and big-screen (and multi-track audio) experimentation." - Jonathan Rosenbaum (Cinema Scope, Summer 2011)