werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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Little Women & Werewolves

First there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I admit it, I rebelled. I still haven’t read it because, well, –zombies just aren’t my thing, and I didn’t want to see the beautiful Austen world overrun with zombies. But I admit I’m thawing. Next in the list of classic literature mash-ups, is another Austen…

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Weird Werewolf Wonders: Nine Things You Have to Buy!

1. Silver Bullets – Too bad you have to request them custom made, or make them yourself, –yes, sad but true. Silver bullets are not commercially manufactured, but you can order them from most major ammo companies. 2. Werewolf Hunting & Specimen Kit – The kit includes handwritten notes on anatomy, weaknesses, sightings, experiences, and…

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A Deeper Look Into Little Red Riding Hood

All of us have heard the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the famous fairytale about the girl in the red cloak that visits her grandma in the woods only to find the big bad wolf ate grandma and plans on eating her as well.  Yes yes, we all know this story. In the version…

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Three Terrible Werewolf Movies You Can’t Miss

1. Daughter of a Werewolf aka La lupa mannara – In this nifty Italian film from ’68, after being raped at 15, a young female descendant of werewolves, Daniela, goes on a killing rampage. She starts her rampage with her sister’s new husband Fabian, seducing him, then eating him. A blowjob that ends as badly…

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Show us your werewolf costume

Show Us Your Werewolf Costume! What kind of werewolf are you dressing up as this Halloween? The fearsome and gory monster, the goofy friendly wolf, Twilight’s Jacob Black? Or something totally different? Why not show us by sending a photo of your awesome werewolf costume to mail@darkness.com with the title “Werewolf Costume” and then we…

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Why the Wolf?

Those that believe that werewolves are not real creatures but simply legends of folklore and beings made for our entertainment, sometimes wonder why the form of the wolf was chosen. What is it about the beauty of the woods that sparks such fear and awe all at the same time? So, out of all the…

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The Ginger Snaps Trilogy

I love this trilogy; deeply, and anyone who doesn’t can just leave the room now. From the haunting orchestral soundtracks, to the gruesome effects, I’m in love. There’s a lot of talk about how the original film was a metaphor for the horrors of female puberty, –trust me, guys, female adolescence has never before been…

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Werewolves: The Dark Survivors Special

So, Animal Planet, yes, Animal Planet just debuted their dark and twisted werewolf special,  Werewolves: The Dark Survivors.  This special is a “mockumentary,” a fake documentary meant to sound like something real.  According to Animal Planet’s website… Dare to imagine that werewolves aren’t myths, but are actually a part of our world. Since escaping to…

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The Best of Cartoon Werewolves

1. Wolfie from the Groovie Ghoulies, circa 1970, –the hippest cat, well, actually, dog, around –looking fabulousin Jesus-sandals and a yellow outfit, his two best buddies were Frankie and Bella La Ghostly, –a fabulous vampire type guy who looks like Dracula in spandex and pumps. The band plays a new pop song each show, and…

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Is That A Werewolf?!

So lets say it’s the seventh century, yea, that far back, and you suspect you or someone you know just might be a werewolf. But how can you be sure? I mean, you don’t want any mistakes, any risks, right? Don’t worry boys and gals, I’ve got what you need. You see, back then “doctors”…

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A Love Affair with a Beast

Before there was Twilight, or Blood & Chocolate to demonstrate themes of werewolves in love with humans, and humans in love with werewolves, there was The Company of Wolves. Inherent throughout the film are various popular themes, both cinematic and social, and shares certain similarities with the film Labyrinth of the same era. For example,…

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Were They Bitten? Or is it Ergot Poisoning?

One of the most fun things about looking into the world of all things wolf is finding out all the different theories of why people are turned into werewolves. The most generally believed thought is that a human is bitten by a werewolf and voila! They become one themselves. But, back in France during the…

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Werewolf Clothes For Werewolf Fans

On a recent trip to the store I saw that they had a few “I Love Vampires” shirts for sale, as a vampire fan myself I was like “score!” but then noticed there wasn’t a single werewolf shirt. Unfortunately, with vamps being so popular you wont find them all over like you’ll find vampire shirts….

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The Gruesome Case of Peter Stubb

Peter Stubb was a once human changed into werewolf that was put to trial in 1573. His crime was turning into a werewolf and committing several horrendous acts. Burning up the countryside with his uncontrollable rage and vicious urges, Stubb was being accused of killing much of the livestock within the country of Cologne, which…

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Making A Deal with Darkness

There are multiple ways for someone to become a werewolf and this post is about one of those methods. It involves an ancient ritual that is believed to have been used long ago by those that wanted to shift into a wolf. There is an ancient text then describes this mysterious ritual, a ritual meant…

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How to Dress as a Werewolf for Halloween

There’s no doubt that werewolves have made a huge comeback as one of the sexiest and most intriguing forms of the supernatural there is. Werewolves made their mark on pop culture in the 80s with films like Teen Wolf and, thanks to another popular teen movie, Twilight, they’re back! Because of this, many people are…

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Do Werewolves Really Heal that Fast?

I tell you, Twilight has opened up a whole new world for me! And not just with the whole leach factor either, but with those who have the ability to change into another form entirely. Of course, I’m talking about Jacob Black and his whole pack of werewolves. Learning about all the werewolf legends, and…

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Immortal Night: The MMORPG

Hey readers, today’s post is about a new mmorpg (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) I came across recently called Immortal Night. The game already has thousands of players and better yet, it’s free. With the economy sucking as badly as it does having a free video game to play rock all sorts of awesome (especially…

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The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten

The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers is an entertaining and educational book perfect for any werewolf or werewolf fan. The manual-style book is a “how to” for recently turned werewolves. It’s fun and informative, filling you in on things like your first transformation (take…

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Skin On Me!

There are folktales about everything from trapped women with climbable hair to elves that do nothing but make shoes – so of course, there would be a few werewolf tales out there as well. The old werewolf fairytale I’m going to tell you today comes from Croatia, it may not be a happy ending kinda…

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Taking a Werewolf at Face Value

Werewolves are definitely a supernatural form that are difficult, and actually mostly impossible, to conquer. Because of this, in the legends and myths surrounding werewolves, it’s most important that humans and other enemies of the wolf, can spot him while he is in human form. Werewolves, while human, have a very different look that other…

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A Series For Teens: The Kiesha’ra

Thanks to Twilight young readers are falling in love with werewolves all over again and are hungry for more young adult books featuring our furry friends. But when you look up books on werewolves most of them are adult books, many of which are trashy romance novels not really fit for a 13-year-old. So today…

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Benandanti Werewolves

Benandanti werewolves are unique because they are not only a particular type of werewolf, they also carry with them their own unique legend and myth. In fact, the myth of the Benandanti werewolf dies out sometime around 1610, when the Benandanti werewolves become the very things that they had spent their time in the Underworld…

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Werewolf Game

Time for a game of Werewolf! Never heard of it? That’s cool, I’ll fill you in. Werewolf is an old role playing party game, one that probably isn’t played as often now with video games and whatnot but is still fun none the less. And the cool thing is, it’s now being played on twitter…

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Magical Transformation

Many countries and many cultures have their own werewolf or shapeshifter myths and folklore. There are countless ideas and theories all on this one topic (all of which are awesome). One ancient idea was that of donning animal skins in order to get that animal’s powers, as I mentioned in the Native American post.  But…

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