Riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000
Riffers Mike Nelson, Tom Servo played by Kevin Murphy, Crow T. Robot played by Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released April 28, 1998

Werewolf (also known as Arizona Werewolf) is a 1996 direct-to-video horror film that was riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000 in April 1998.

Synopsis and PreviewEdit

MST3K - Favorite Moments - Werewolf06:14

MST3K - Favorite Moments - Werewolf

[Spoilers Begin]

Archaeologists working in Arizona find a werewolf skeleton. The ill-tempered foreman, Yuri (played by Jorge Rivero) gets into a fight with his crew: Tommy, Joel, and Bill. In the course of the fight, Tommy is scratched by the werewolf skeleton. This greatly alarms his fellow diggers, especially Joel. The head archaeologist, Noel, details what he knows of werewolf behavior, which he bases on American Indian mythology. Here the werewolf, or yetiglanchi takes on strange behavior including "sleeping nose to anus."

Tommy is taken to the hospital, where he begins showing signs of lycanthropy, and he eventually turns into a werewolf. Joel and Bill arm themselves with shotguns and silver bullets and succeed in killing Tommy.

The scene shifts to a house in suburban Flagstaff and a writer named Paul Niles (Federico Cavalli) arrives to live there. At a party, he is introduced to one of the archaeologists, Natalie Burke (Adrianna Miles) and takes a romantic interest in her. Yuri is jealous and behaves badly, which leads to his expulsion from the party by his boss Noel. Yuri, (whose hair drastically changes hairstyles) walks to the laboratory and conspires to create a new werewolf; he drugs a security guard (played by director Tony Zarindast) and injects him with blood he earlier drew from the werewolf, Tommy. He creates a new werewolf, but the werewolf makes the unfortunate choice of driving itself home, and suddenly crashes into some oil drums (inexplicably placed in the middle of the road) and dies in the ensuing fire.

The following day, Paul visits the lab at Natalie's invitation. He gets into a fight with Yuri, who attacks him with the werewolf skull. Paul is scratched by the skull, and now it is his turn to start showing symptoms of lycanthropy. He starts attacking people at night, but remembers little of it. Finally, Natalie and Yuri spy him changing. Yuri plots to capture Paul and take him to the lab, and convinces Natalie to help him. In a murky chase sequence, Paul, in werewolf form, kills Yuri. He and Natalie (now a werewolf, herself, with no explanation as to how she became one, although the trailer of the film hints at a sex scene not shown in the film) reunite at the end of the movie.

[Spoilers End]

Cast and CrewEdit

  • Jorge Rivero as Yuri
  • Richard Lynch as Noel
  • Federico Cavalli as Paul Miles
  • Adrianna Miles as Natalie Burke
  • Joe Estevez as Joel
  • R.C. Bates as Sam "the Keeper"
  • Randall Oliver as Billy



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