When Sarah Ragdale is attacked by a vicious beast during a camping trip, which also kills her boyfriend, the last thing she expected she to end up in a brutal women's prison. Things are about to get even worse for her when she is visited by the ghost of her boyfriend who explains that the attack has left her tainted with a terrible curse. Meanwhile, the evil warden thinks he can make some money from this unusual acquisition to his prison ...
The title "Werewolf in a Women's Prison" is rather like "Snakes on a Plane". It tells you all you need to know about the movie. It is a pleasant surprise, then, to find that this low-budget horror comedy delivers on the promise of its title by keeping its tongue firmly in its cheek. Except when that tongue is busy licking the sweat from the naked flesh of female prisoners, that is ...
Don't get me wrong. If you go into it expecting something resembling the gritty realism of "Oz" but with, y'know, a werewolf - then you will be bitterly disappointed. This particular prison is one which is ruled over by a comically evil warden with a penchant from taking it up the arse from his dominatrix partner. For some unknown reason the prison uniform consists of tight denim shorts and skimpy shirt. The movie certainly has a certain understanding of the traditions and expectations that come with low-budget horror exploitation.
It also demonstrates some knowledge when it comes to classic werewolf movies. Sarah's boyfriend, aptly named Jack, appears to her as a decomposing ghost throughout the movie warning her of her impending change. Above all, the movie embraces its awful production values to create something that is both amusing and fun. It made me laugh a number of times, at least, and I also found it to be consistently entertaining.
"Werewolf in a Women's Prison" may be a disposable piece of B-movie trash, but at least it's fun while it lasts.
I love the story, the characters and the overall cheesiness of this movie. The actresses were hot and I recommend this film for anyone who likes to see gore, female werewolves, bad acting and some nice HLA. I was impressed by the filmmaking despite it's low budget and tepid directing. I wished they would have expanded some of the background story a bit more.
Our werewolf in this movie pretty much fulfills all the usual criteria. The curse is transmitted through a bite, those infected have both unusual strength and an advanced healing rate, and the werewolf is vulnerable to silver.
For the design of the werewolf, they've struck a happy balance between something that looks good and something that doesn't look out of place in a parody of low-budget horror movies. The flashing red blubs for eyes certainly serve to make it look suitably ridiculous.
Throughout the movie you can expect to see lots of fun, absurd gore effects as well as a surprisingly decent transformation scene towards the end, which they might well have spent the majority of their budget on ...