Retroist Werewolf Podcast

Retroist Werewolf Podcast

On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1987 TV horror show, Werewolf. This was a one season wonder produced by Frank Lupo that was part of the Fox Networks inaugural season. Unfortunately it just didn’t last.

I start off by talking about how I found the show, but also what it was like to watch TV before it was easy to record shows. Some things just got lost.

Then I move onto talking about the show. I discuss the making of the show, the people in front of and behind the camera, why the show didn’t make it and much much more.

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Production Notes

I had wanted to record this for a while. I started a rewatch this month and it made me want to get this show recorded. It is my first time recording this episode.

I had recorded a section about my favorite episodes, but without metagirl doing a Top 5, it seemed flat, so I removed that. A section going into the details of Chuck Conner career was excised. It took the episode in a weird direction and was 2 minutes long. That felt like too much. Removed about 1 minute about Kolchak the Night Stalker and some more music segments from the show. I like the audio, but it felt unsupported.

I had this 1+ minute commercial in the episode that was a TV trailer/preview. Unfortunately its mostly just music and FX, so it was unclear what I was playing. So I dropped it.

Audio includes the 1-900-DEAD call-in line and the Monster Mash game commercial. The 1-900 DEAD is genuinely scary. Monster Mash just looks like a lot of fun. I had an extra commercial for the Haunted Mansion at Long Branch. This was a haunt attraction in New Jersey that had great advertising when I was growing up. I had used that commercial before in a Halloween Special, so I posted it to Twitter instead.

Music under my story is “Sad Toys.” Music that closes the show is “Power Closing.” Both are by Peachy

This was the first episode that uses my new colorful text-based episode “art.” I will be going back and redoing old episodes with this style art. Although I will look for and try to post the art Christopher Tupa did for many of my original shows. Tupa’s art is amazing and is still what I think of when I hear my own show.

Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great week.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Vincent Bray

    I really like the new production notes.

    1. Retroist

      Thanks! I wondered if anyone would actually read them.

  2. Lisa

    Love your podcast and I’m always excited to see a new one in my feed! I didn’t see the Werewolf one show up in my podcast App. Is it only available on this website?

    1. Retroist

      Thanks Lisa. It should be available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. What app are you using? I would like to make sure it works.

      1. Lisa

        I’m using the Apple Podcast app. Thanks!! Can’t wait to hear future episodes. Keep up the great work!

      2. Retroist

        Thank you so much for getting back to me. I went in and updated the URL and I checked the Apple Podcast page for it and I *think* it bringing in the most recent feed.

      3. Lisa

        Yep – it’s in my feed now. Thanks!

  3. Steve

    Another great episode. Thanks for continuing with your podcast. Looking forward to your next one!


    Great review and glad the the podcast is back. Watching Werewolf now on youtube. A forgotten gem. Show has a lot of suspense and build up to the end of each episode as well as some mythology building. A shame they never had a proper ending and closure from what you have said. Like i said glad episodes are back. Started listening 4 years to the Retroist and and the reason i have been able to revisit the things i grew up has been your fantastic podcast. Looking forward to more. Hopefully and Odyessy 2 and Ti99 4A episodes in the future.

    1. Retroist

      So happy you are checking it out on YouTube. I really hope it gets a re-release someday.

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