Film Review – Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman (2000)


Alvin’s just wild about monsters! After devouring every movie and book on the subject, he considers himself an expert. So when a mysterious new neighbour, Mr Talbot, moves nearby and strange howling noises come from his yard, Alvin is sure he is a werewolf!

Of course, everyone else thinks Alvin is watching too much late-night TV but when Theodore is nipped by a “dog” and suddenly starts chewing his own socks, even the logical Simon agrees that something weird is going on.

Can Alvin and Simon save their brother before the next Full Moon, or will Theodore become a fully-fledged werewolf forever!?!! Add a wacky school production of “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the delightful antics of the Chipettes and lots of great(!) music to the mix and you’ve got a monstrously entertaining adventure the whole family can really sink their teeth into!


Alvin and the Chipmunks is being released on DVD just in time for Halloween. With Covid19 rules changing daily, it’s highly unlikely trick or treat is happening to why not get the kids watching spooking move instead.

This is a dated film but still a goodie. My 8-year-old loves it and even though it has a werewolf and a werewolf puppy in it, the film’s not scary. It could be slightly spooky for younger kids but is the ideal film for Halloween.

The scariest part being the chipmunks singing, which I forgot they do! You end up wondering of that ‘song’ is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

Just over an hour-long that gives you time to prepare the fun and games in another room whilst the kids are glued to the TV for 70 minutes or you can sit and watch with them, after all, who doesn’t love the chipmunks. I’m just not sure Alvin is in my genre for music.

The Chipmunks are a big hit in our house.

Animation, Comedy | USA, 2000 | U | Blu-Ray | 5th October 2020 (UK) | Fabulous Films | Dir.Kathi Castillo | Ross Bagdasarian Jr, Kanice Karman, Elizabeth Daily, Dody Goodman, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, April Winchell