Today, Orion Classics dropped the trailer for the upcoming film The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Not only is it exactly relevant to my interests as a Lupine-American, but it’s also noteworthy for featuring Robert Forster. So let’s talk about it all.
Movie Shows Robert Forster’s Last Film Role
Robert Forster in Medium Cool, image via Paramount Pictures
When actor Robert Forster died last year, he left behind an impressive list of performances. Hell, even his first film role was impressive–no uncredited bit parts or “Angry Man #4” roles for him. Instead, he appeared in Reflections in a Golden Eye, an adaptation of the Carson McCullers book. The legendary John Huston directed the film, which starred a couple of folks you might have heard of: Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. Forster would then go on to star in critically-acclaimed movies like The Stalking Moon and Medium Cool (my personal favorite), as well as movies like Alligator and The Delta Force.
He stayed working through the 70s and 80s, but it wasn’t until his performance in the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown that Forster became a hot property again. (Because I’m not your daddy, I choose not to make a “more than medium cool” joke here.) He continued to get steady work after that, but it was in much bigger-budget stuff, like Magic Mike and Breaking Bad. In recent years, he also played Sheriff Frank Truman on Twin Peaks: The Return. (David Lynch wanted Forster to play original character Sheriff Harry S. Truman on the first run of the series, but the actor had to pass due to scheduling issues.)
Unfortunately, though, Forster died of brain cancer last October. A few of his last performances were released posthumously and it looks like this one, as Sheriff Hadley, will be Forster’s last.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow Trailer
Jim Cummings, who stars in the film as John Marshall, another police officer, wrote and directed the movie. You may know him for his previous work, like the film Thunder Road. (No, not the Robert Mitchum movie about bootleggin’. This one.) As with his character in Thunder Road, Cummings’s Snow Hollow character seems on the edge. Someone is killing Snow Hollow residents and the evidence sure appears to point to a lycanthropic suspect. But werewolves ain’t real, right? (I chuckle convincingly.)
Anyway, despite the anti-were slant of the trailer, it’s charming me with its whole vibe, which one YouTube commenter aptly compared to Fargo (but with werewolves). And it’ll be nice to see Robert Forster again, even if the fact that it’s the last time makes it bittersweet.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow also stars Riki Lindhome (Duncanville), Chloe East (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), and Jimmy Tatro (The King of Staten Island). It will be available on demand and in theaters on October 9. Check back here around that time for our review.
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featured image via Orion Classics
Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. She now splits her time between the Appalachian wilds (of Alabama) and the considerably more refined streets of New York City. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf.