The Howling (1981)

body horroryes
violence toward animalsyes
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out that humans were the real werewolves.

I had some stuff to catch up on so I threw this on in the background while I worked. This was probably a good choice.

This seemed like it was decent, but maybe a little thin? I don't think it did enough to sell the main character's fear of the wolf (she was obviously scared but I never felt like I should be). And since the movie wasn't really drawing me in with implied wolf-terror, I'd like to have seen more actual werewolves.

That said, this was pretty short, didn't take itself too seriously, and there are a few really great transformation scenes. I also really enjoyed all of the werewolf references and ephemera in this.