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Teen Wolf

'Teen Wolf' and 'Teen Wolf Too' (1985/87) The werewolf's horror-comedy blend didn't take long before tipping in favor of straight comedy. Director Neil Jordan attempted a literary-feeling werewolf movie with "The Company of Wolves" (1984), but in America the wolf was becoming a joke again. The first film was released in the wake of star Michael J. Fox's mega-blockbuster "Back to the Future." Two years later, rising comedy star Jason Bateman took the lead role as a teenager who discovers his family turns into werewolves. Fox's film was a mild success, but Bateman's star turn was a financial and critical bomb, delaying his stardom for years until his comeback on TV's "Arrested Development." MGM
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