Love this flick. My only beef with it is that I was always kind of let down that they swapped the whole "urban skid-row slasher" werewolf tale, they had going on at the beginning, for the more typical "fighting werewolves in the woods" idea about a quarter of the way through. Still ... very effective! Amazing FX!!! Eddie Quist is definitely in my Top 5 monster-movie villains.
A fun ride while it lasts. Sure there are parts that are a bit silly, but there are a few effective scenes along the way to make up for the movie's short comings. The acting is OK and the effects are cool. I can't help but to feel that the bit with Eddie The Mangler was a bit wasted in favour of The Colony thing. It would have been interesting to see a serial killer/werewolf instead.
A local news reporter tries to help police capture a serial killer, and accidentally stumbles upon a wellness retreat full of werewolves in Joe Dante's genre classic. The special effects are pretty strong for the time, especially considering the film's low budget, but its characters aren't particularly interesting. Dante directed much stronger films (GREMLINS, PIRANHA), but this one spawned numerous sequels.