CCCH AFTER MIDNIGHT TV IS VERY PROUD TO RE-PRESENT THIS OLD VCR TAPE OF THE 1987 FOX TELEVISON SERIES “WEREWOLF.”
EPISODE 4: THE BLACK SHIP
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: AUGUST 1, 1987
WRITTEN BY: CHRIS BUNCH & ALLAN COLE
DIRECTED BY: JAMES DARREN
Eric is captured by an old friend of Skorzeny’s and must find a way to escape before Skorzeny comes for him.
Werewolf is an American horror series, and one of the original shows in the Fox network’s broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987–1988.
The show follows the adventures of Eric Cord (John J. York), a college student transformed into a werewolf who undergoes a quest to rid himself of his curse by killing the apparent originator of his ‘bloodline,’ a drifter named Janos Skorzeny ( the character’s name is a reference to the name of the vampire in the classic TV film The Night Stalker) played by Chuck Connors (in his last television role). While pursuing Skorzeny, Cord himself is pursued by the persistent bounty hunter “Alamo” Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault). Later, Cord hunts Nicholas Remy (Brian Thompson), the real originator of the bloodline.
The show aired a two-hour pilot and 28 half-hour episodes before being cancelled in 1988. In the United Kingdom the series aired on Sky One from 1989-1990.
Eric Cord is a college student whose average life comes to an end on the night that his roommate Ted hands him a gun loaded with silver bullets. Ted is a werewolf who has been killing people, and tells Eric to kill him, seeing this as his only way out. A red pentagram on Ted’s right palm is the sign that the change is coming. Confronted with Eric’s disbelief, Ted decides to prove his situation, and asks Eric to tie him up in a chair and wait until midnight, at which time he’d either see for himself or call in professional help. When midnight comes, Ted transforms into a werewolf, forcing his friend to shoot and kill him-but not before he manages to bite Eric. Before long, Eric discovers a pentagram on his own palm, and soon after undergoes his own transformation into a seven-foot-tall werewolf. Now on the run for his friend’s murder, Eric Cord spends the remainder of the series on a quest to find and kill the originator of his bloodline, the mysterious Janos Skorzeny, which will break the curse.