werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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Gmork, a servant of Darkness

The Neverending Story was a beautiful 1984 film inspired by the 1979 book by German author, Michael Ende.  There were a great many differences between the book and film.  There has been interest in a remake rumored to be closer to the book and picking up several of the subplots missing from the original film….

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Spells to Ward Off Werewolves

Let’s say you aren’t among those that wish to become a werewolf but instead want nothing more than to put an end to the beasts. Perhaps you’re a vampire looking to destroy your long-time rival, or a vengeful and bitter werewolf hunter, or maybe just a lost and confused human desiring nothing more than safety….

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The Neffer Werewolf of Austria

It was during the sixteenth century that an Austrian village known as Neffer was attacked and destroyed by a gigantic werewolf. This werewolf was so big that when he walked through the forest that bordered the village, he loomed above the trees – watching for his prey below. It was one very lucky woodcutter that was…

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Hunting Ground, by Patricia Briggs

After reading Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs, I had to pick up Hunting Ground, the next book in the Alpha and Omega series. I was pretty excited about reading it because Briggs just had me hooked with Cry Wolf. I liked Hunting Ground just as much, and I’m hoping that Briggs is hoping to add…

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The Wolfstone

Long ago in the Fichtel Mountains of Germany a shepherd had gotten fed up with the local wolves carrying off his sheep. One day a particularly large wolf came to snatch up some of his livestock – this is when he acquired the services of the best hunter in town. This huntsman was known to…

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Burgomaster Werewolf

Here’s a werewolf tale that’ll turn your stomach. I know it did mine. It was in Germany in 1685 that many women, children, and pets were being savagely killed by what many people in the area was reporting to be a wolf. Because the burgomaster (which is the mayor of a certain municipality in Germany)…

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Werewolves Can Rock Out Too!

Do you like loud rock music and werewolves? What about when you mix the two? If you answered yes then you totally need to check out Rob Zombie’s latest album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2.’ As any Rob Zombie fan knows the man loves his horror, gore and monsters on film and in his music. Which brings…

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The Lobisomem

The Lobisomem is actually just another word for a werewolf. The word is known around both Portugal and Brazil, but it’s the latter that we’ll be looking at here. The Brazilians also have many different theories on their lobisomems, and why they change. But they may be onto something with some of these. A small…

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Ancient Norse Werewolves

There is an ancient tale that tells of two Icelandic men, a tale that was told throughout the Middle Ages. This story of course involves some fearsome werewolves – because really, are there any stories better than those? This tale tells of two men, Sigmund and Sinfjotli. One day these two are wandering through a…

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The Gandillon Werewolves

It was in 1598 in the Juan Mountains, which are located just outside of the Alps, that a small girl and boy were attacked by a massively-sized wolf while they were walking in the woods. The wolf got to the girl right away, killing her immediately. But the boy pulled out a knife and managed…

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What’s Happening on Wizards of Waverly Place

A few weeks ago there was the big and depressing Wizards vs. Werewolves episode on Wizards of Waverly Place. After the episode we had a bunch of you begging for answers, hoping that everything with Mason, Alex, Justin and Juliet would be cleared up. Well I did promise to give you info once I had…

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Bigby Wolf

Allow me to introduce Bigby Wolf; comic book hero, werewolf, and the somewhat human incarnation of the Big Bad Wolf. Bigby was also described briefly in our post about werewolf comics. Bigby is one of the main characters of Bill Willingham’s comic book series, Fables, which was first printed in 2002. Bigby Wolf was a…

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Jacques Roulet: Werewolf, or Just Plain Crazy?

This werewolf story comes to us from a little town outside of Angers, France, and took place in 1598. It was at that time that two hunters came upon the dead body of a 15 year old boy. This wasn’t just a corpse though. The body was incredibly mutilated, surrounded and laying in its own…

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Why I Love The Wolfman’s Emily Blunt

The beautiful Emily Blunt is making waves with her current flick ‘The Wolfman.’ Ever since her breakout role in The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ up to her recent Golden Globe-winning performance in last year’s ‘The Young Victoria’ – Emily Blunt has become the hot new star to watch. I think it’s about time to push those…

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The Sad Story of Hans the Werewolf

During the famous Werewolf Trials in Estonia, there was one story in particular about a man who lived his life feeling as most werewolves do, I imagine – lonely and out of place in his own skin. This man came to be known as Hans the Werewolf, and he was an Estonian that was tried…

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The Firebird and the Gray Wolf

An overlooked werewolf appears in the Russian fairy tale of Prince Ivan and the Firebird. Prince Ivan, the son of a powerful tsar, discovers that the Firebird is responsible for stealing golden apples from his father’s orchard. Prince Ivan hunts this Firebird, with glowing feathers. He is attacked on his path by a gray wolf,…

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Never Cry Werewolf

Hey there guys, I bet some of you teens are looking for a new book to curl up with and a new werewolf to fall in love with.  Well I recently heard of the book Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis and everyone that has spoken of it has nothing but good things to say…

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The Different Types of Shifting

Sure, werewolves can do lots of stuff. But can they do anything other than shift shape? I mean really, when you consider all that is in a werewolf’s realm of abilities, simply turning from man to wolf and back again can become quite boring. So, what else can they do? There are actually lots of…

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Hounds of God

We’ve written about Thiess and the Benandanti werewolves and werewolf witch trials before, but there’s more to the story. In the late 1600s, 1692 to be exact, in Jurgenburg, Livonia, a very old man of about 80 years old, named Thiess claimed to be a werewolf. Why would anyone in their right mind make such…

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Will Werewolves Kill the Vampire Craze?

The big question on the minds of many bloggers today is “can werewolves kill the vampire craze?” I have been wondering that myself, is it the time where the werewolves take over the vampires? Maybe, maybe not. The thing is, as kickass as werewolves are, they lack many of the elements that make vampires so…

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Yummy Werewolf Chicken Claws

Normally, getting werewolves and chickens would end in disaster. Well, for the chicken anyway. But in this case, the two work together to make you (or the wolf-lover in your life), some very delicious snacks! Just for fun, we’ve dug up this yummy werewolf chicken claws recipe! What You’ll Need: Nonstick vegetable spray 10 chicken…

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The Vilkacis

Time again for another wonderful werewolf myth. Woo! This time we’re traveling to a land of rich history, beautiful lakes and dark forests – Lithuania. The vilkacis, which literally means “wolf eyes” is a werewolf that comes from Lithuanian mythology. The vilkacis is a regular human that has the ability to shapeshift into a wolf,…

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Upcoming Werewolf Game: The Grinder

At last we’re getting a werewolf console game! Soon werewolves will be coming to your Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Yay! Don’t get me wrong, those browser games are all well and good but it’s time for a bigger game. The Grinder is a first-person shooter video game in development by High Voltage…

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St. Patrick’s Werewolves

Before I tell you the tale of St. Patrick and the werewolves of Ireland I need you to clear your mind of St. Patrick’s Day parties, clovers, green glitter and beer. Good, now we can begin. According to legend, St. Patrick once punished the Welsh king Vereticus by transforming him into a wolf. While St….

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Get Ready for More of Our Favorite Lycans in Underworld 4!

If you thought that producers had taken werewolves howling at the moon to new heights, wait until you see Underworld 4! There has been a lot of talk about this movie, and a lot of rumors about whether or not it’s actually happening. Now there has been confirmation from several sites including Bloody Disgusting, that…

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