Equal parts road movie biker pic and black magic monster flick, this cross-genre film marked the directorial debut of Michel Levesque, art designer on the Russ Myers films "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-vixens" and "Up!" Also starring Billy Gray (TV's "Father Knows Best") and pop singer Barry McGuire, "Werewolves on Wheels" defies classification. Is it art? Is it exploitation? The answer is a resounding yes.
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After nearly four minutes of opening credits set against, what else, a group of bikers toolin' down the road, the movie begins proper as said bikers, known as the Devils Advocates (according to their colors), led by Adam (Oliver), chase down a hapless pair of men in an old pick up truck (the driver had a near miss with one of the bikers).Read more ›
The movie starts out promisingly enough. We find a typical motorcycle gang of the era cruisin' down the highway to the sound of a great original soundtrack (reminds me of The Band or Grateful Dead). After raising some hell at a gas station, they carouse their way to the vicinity of an isolated and mysterious cult's temple. The cult has in mind using one of the bikers' babes for some kind of strange ritual. This provides us with the coolest scene in the movie, as said mesmerized babe proceeds to give us an eyeful of her nudie snake dance, once again to the sound of the movie's fabulous soundtrack which really adds to this scene. Naturally the bikers bust in just in the nick of time to rescue her, but not before being cursed by the cultists.
Up to this point, I was quite enjoying the movie. But from here on, the movie seems to rapidly go downhill. The gang decides to head out to the desert to "get their heads together". This is when mysterious attacks of some kind of "wild animal" begin picking off members of the gang, one by one. But the pace of the movie at this point really slows right down and becomes quite tedious. It just seems to drag on and on till the inevitable ending.
And worst of all, I found this DVD's cover art quite misleading. I would like to warn you that there is actually only ONE werewolf ever seen riding a motorcycle in the entire movie, NOT a whole gang as the cover would seem to suggest.Read more ›
I like werewolf pictures as well as biker flicks, so this movie interested me greatlt; I wasnt disappointed. Movies of this genre can sometimes be guilty of false advertising. For example the movie Hell's Belles, which was not, as the title would suggest, a biker chick movie, or Chain Gang Women, which was not a women in prison flick. Here though, you get just what the title suggests and more; Werewolf bikers and a big dose of 70's satanism.
Yeah there are the ever present moments which either make you wince or scratch your head, but overall, this was an entertaining flick. The music is great, the cinematography is suprisingly good (lots of creative and interesting shots here), and the main character seems to be acting naturally (in other words; his natural real-life personality seems to be very present). I've seen a blue-million 70's grindhouse flicks and this is one of the better ones you can find. You may not be scared while viewing this, but you will probably laugh a lot.
The presentation is great; widescreen and taken from a good print. If youve seen a lot of this kind of thing, and have had your fair share of cheap/shoddy transfers (usually from a beat up VHS) be assured that this is a superior product in a market full of rip-offs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is pretty cool film. In some ways the film is just what you would expect it to be from the title and the poster "Werewolves on Wheels" (Motorcycles). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rainey Dawn
What a great snapshot of the 70s era of exploitation movies. A wonderful mashup of the horror and biker genre, cheesy and dated but still more fun than 90% of the new films out... Read morePublished 9 months ago by dixielord
several scenes I was waiting to see wasn't on this dvd. it had been 40 years since I saw it last, and hoping to see them again was a let downPublished 9 months ago by john d. lyming
Let me first just say "I Love This Movie." I first watched it on YouTube and was hooked from the opening shot (more about that later). Read morePublished 11 months ago by NobodyImportant
I used to watch a lot of movies years ago.
This is one of those unique movies that came to mind and I was glad I was able to find it even though I couldn't remember the... Read more
If you like old, cheesy 70's biker movies. this would be one to buy. Not scary.. just cheesy. but.. good for your collection.Published 21 months ago by Andrea Tidwell
DarkSkyFilms have released a great DVD for an obscure drive-in staple combining both the popular biker-film and werewolf film genres. Read morePublished 24 months ago by MarloweMaginty
my dad loves these old movies it was in great shape and was shipped in a great amount of time.Published on December 19, 2013 by Kim L