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First Look at Katee Sackhoff in Growl

The werewolf subgenre has always been somewhat of a bastard stepchild in the world of horror, but what exactly is it about the cursed creatures that prevents so much fiction and filmmaking on the subject from being all that great? And, more importantly, will the upcoming Growl be one of the good ones?

Shock Till You Drop got the first look at what can only be described as Fight Club with werewolves. Director Sxv’Leithan Essex explains:

“Two of my favorite things thrown in the ring to see what will come out alive. But what I love most about it is it’s completely character driven. I started writing and wanting to direct after seeing Aliens in theaters and how James Cameron made you care about the characters who would eventually be in peril. I love the characters in Growl like they are my family, and it sucks to have to kill some of them off. But they do die some glorious deaths. I’m a total horror freak, and I write with horror junkies like me in mind, creating the type of film we really want to see on the big screen.”

The film stars Katee Sachhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) and tells the story of a traveling underground fight club called ‘The Brawlers’ who arrive at a derelict ghost town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies. They meet the town’s only residents, the Maxilla family, who want to buy onto the fight card. But the Maxilla family’s true intentions for the Brawler crew is soon revealed in teeth and claws. Some will be hunted, some will be feed, and some will become part of the family whether they like it or not.

Dig on the first pic of Sackhoff below, and be sure to check Shock for a few more exclusive pics.

First Look at Katee Sackhoff in Growl

I’m pretty stoked for this one, which could also see Kiefer Sutherland joining the cast should negotiations come through. Director Essex is, of course, planning a trilogy of films to tell this story, and his vision sounds interesting enough to constitute one. I just hope we get a chance to enjoy this beast in theaters.

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  • The Buz

    I would do a thousand dirty things to Katee Sackhoff.

    • FireRam

      What would #854 be?

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      • AngryChairr

        Armbar!

    • Floydian Trip

      Yes, but only if she acted like Starbuck.

  • Terminal

    The Underworld films are sub-par as shit and have gotten progressively worse as they went on. The first was lame, the second less lame, and the prequel just boring as watching paint dry.
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  • IkeCarr

    UNDERWORLD:EVOLUTION was quite good as well. William, the first werewolf, was the best since the ones featured in the HOWLING. A great mix of practical and CGI when it came to bringing that particular Lycan to life. And, in my perusal of the internet I see a lot of love for RISE OF THE LYCANS as well. And its grown on me with repeated viewing as a well.

  • IkeCarr

    The UNDERWORLD films are a success because they’re good. That’s why.

    • Terminal

      By that logic Lady Gaga is a success because her music is original and brilliant.
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    • Vanvance1

      The Underworld films are a piss poor stylistic Matrix rip-off (though they were among the first copy cats hence the franchises success).

      It’s really a bad action movie. Vampires with guns, Werewolves running along walls. Everything computer generated in a ‘are we playing a video game’ way.

      No real story to speak of. One pretty chick in a hot outfit. The end.

  • Vanvance1

    I love Werewolf films. Alas, a good Werewolf films seems to happen only once every 15 years or so. So worse odds than zombies or ghosts…. I’m pulling for this to wash the images of Werewolves running along walls out of my brain (why was Underworld a success).

    P.S. Computer generated Werewolves = BAD. ALWAYS. EVERY TIME! IT SUCKS! DOES NOT WORK! REALLY.

    • FireRam

      Underworld was a really good film. The first anyway. Downhill from there. Funny, other than Underworld the only other werewolf film that I watch again and again and would really like to see a sequel to is Dog Soldiers. I was never a Howling fan,Cursed was weak, don’t remember much about Blood and Chocolate, and those are really the only ones that come to mind. I liked what this guy said, so I have faith in this for now. Or, I’ll at least look to see it when it comes out!

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      • Floydian Trip

        The Underworld movies are fucking horrible. CGI WEREWOLVES DO NOT WORK. EVER. THEY LOOK LIKE A BAD JOKE.

        Go watch An American Werewolf In London then get back to us.

        • FireRam

          If you’re referring to me, I saw both London and Paris. Shoot, I forgot both of those. I liked those also. First one more though.

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        • Terminal

          Don’t you mean “Paris”?
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      • Vanvance1

        How could anyone NOT be a Howling fan? That’s the finest Werewolf movie ever with some of the best creature f/x in movie history!

        I’m with you on Dog Soldiers, but I don’t see how you can rank Underworld up there too.