Werewolf Serenade

Werewolf Serenade is a campy, low-budget indie dramedy about a middle-aged couple navigating the humorous challenges of transforming into a werewolf. 

When burnt-out college professor Peter MacTire accidentally becomes a werewolf, he and his concert cellist wife Julia embrace the change to thwart an evil occultist plot, save the college, and their marriage.

“Kooky fun.”


Filmed in Petaluma, CA, the film follows Peter MacTire, a floundering film professor at a struggling liberal arts college, and his wife Julia, a concert cellist recovering in an expensive mental health clinic after a public meltdown. Peter’s career and marriage are on the line as he undertakes a questionable research project for an occultist patron to buttress the school’s funding. When a mishap with a supernatural elixir leads to him turning into a werewolf, Peter embraces the change to thwart his patron’s evil intentions, save the college, and maybe even his marriage.

Werewolf Serenade is the second feature film from the married filmmaking team of producer and production designer Kary Hess and writer-director Daedalus Howell (their first was Pill Head, an arty, sci-fi-imbued comedy, which the Petaluma Argus-Courier called ​​“Possibly the most bizarre film ever made in Petaluma…” and is now streaming on Amazon Prime).

Throughout the 80s-influenced cinematic ode to Generation X, lycanthropy proves an apt metaphor for everything from body horror, alcoholism, mental illness, career stagnation, and the existential crises of waking up suddenly in one’s 50s.

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Recent Press

Sonoma County filmmaker’s werewolf film comes to San Rafael movie theater

…It’s a delightfully disconcerting fusion of cheapo matinee-horror filmmaking with Howell’s highbrow wit and lyrical dialogue… — Marin Independent Journal

Sonoma County Feature Film Howls into Healdsburg’s AVFest 

If you’re looking for a fangtastic date night, the new film Werewolf Serenadea campy comedy made entirely here in Sonoma wine country has you covered. — Southern Sonoma County Life

Indie horror-comedy Werewolf Serenade Shares Trailer Ahead of Festival Run

A trailer, poster and images have been released for Werewolf Serenade, the upcoming comedy from writer-director Daedalus Howell. — Flickering Myth

Petaluma Lycanthrope Comedy Film ‘Werewolf Serenade’ Official Trailer

If you do have it, don’t spread it.” The first full trailer has debuted for an indie comedy called Werewolf Serenade, filmed in & around the city of Petaluma, California (same place as American Graffiti or Peggy Sue Got Married). — FirstShowing.net