Believe it or not, I had not seen this Joe Dante-directed film until very recently. Why? It was released in what I consider to be the golden age of the horror film(the early-80s). It has a great cast(John Carradine, Patrick McNee, of course, Dee Wallace from E.T. and Cujo). For the Trekkers of the DBH Nation, The Doctor from Voyager plays a lycanthrope
Her therapist, Dr. George Waggne, decides to send her and her husband, Bill Neill, to "The Colony", a secluded resort in the countryside where he sends patients for treatment.
The colony is filled with strange characters, and one, a sultry nymph named Marsha Quist, tries to seduce Bill. When he resists her less-than-subtle sexual overtures, he is attacked and bitten by a wolf-like creature while returning to his cabin. He later returns to find Marsha waiting and the two have sex by the campfire in the moonlight. During the encounter, their bodies have undergone a frightening transformation as they both shapeshift into werewolves.
After Bill's wolf bite, Karen summons her friend Terri Fisher to the Colony, and Terri connects the resort to Eddie Quist through a sketch he left behind. Karen also begins to suspect that Bill is hiding a secret far more threatening than marital infidelity.
Why didn't I see this movie before, I ask again. Awesome acting, great non-CGI special effects, in-jokes, the ending. It's a fantastic little film. Though I do wonder why, if the werewolves can change at will(thus breaking their rules), why can they still only be stopped by silver bullets?