Teddy and Nicky hike through the woods during late autumn. A werewolf attacks them, and they flee to their camper to hide. However, the werewolf snatches Nicky before he can make it. Mourning Nicky and believing that the werewolf has gone, Teddy leaves the trailer again. The werewolf immediately grabs him and devours him too.
After feeding, the werewolf returns to the woods. Another hiker, who has a firearm, sees the werewolf and kills it.
For many years, Ted Phillips had forgotten that he ever produced Never on the Ghost
. On September 5, 2008
, David Como
, who no longer lived in New York, contacted Ted on MySpace.com to catch up and reminded him about the production. Since dramatic changes made to MySpace since that time, this message is no longer extant.
After being reminded about the short, Ted still couldn't remember when it was produced. On August 27, 2009
, scholars finally agreed that, based on subsequent events and the state of the forest in the footage, the most likely time was Thanksgiving 1991, since it was a custom for the Phillips and Como families to meet on that holiday. This would have made it his first short ever produced, and he believed that it had been recorded on VHS format media. Scholars deduced that Ted's cousins, David and John Como
, had that afternoon showed the family a movie they had made using a video camera, that the film inspired Ted, and that he persuaded his cousins to allowed him to make Never on the Ghost
with them on the property, with this experience led to Ted learning that that John Phillips
also owned a video camera, and that he could be producing shorts at home.
However, at a birthday party occurring on February 8, 2020, David Como
, whom Ted had now not seen in over 20 years, again remembered this video, and located it within minutes. The discovery revealed that it was actually recorded on VHS-C format media, and that it was actually produced on May 1, 1994, which completely upended the historical theories. A team of Ted Phillips, Dean Leggio
, David Como, Bill Como, and John Como transplanted the VHS-C into an old VHS of James Cameron's Titanic, so that it could be viewed at the event, since an adapter was not available.
Never on the Ghost
was transferred to Ted Phillips's custody on that day, with plans to digitize, edit, and distribute.
On May 1, 1994, John Como used a werewolf costume that he had to play a practical joke on Nick Phillips
. Ted was inspired by this, and used this opportunity to convince everyone to make a video that day. While it was not Ted's first short, nor his first live-action short, it is likely to have been Ted's first scripted short actually produced, and was the inspiration for his Werewolf
Since the Never on the Ghost
footage was left behind at the Como residence, Ted determined he may need to reproduce something similar.
In July 1994, while the family was on Ted's Make-a-Wish vacation at Disney World, Ted saw a werewolf mask at a vendor in the Magical Kingdom, near the Haunted Mansion, and convinced John Phillips to purchase it. This mask would make its first appearance in Giant Monsters
In late 1994
, now having access to a werewolf costume, Ted Phillips began pre-production of a horror film which was titled Werewolf
. He created VHS box art, and worked with Korin White
, Robert Mickelsen
, and others to develop a script and cast. However, since John Phillips would not grant Ted use of the VHS-C camera at this time, this project would be delayed indefinitely.