werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Don’t f*ck with Nature!

I recall a series of commercials from my childhood; they had the slogan “It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature” or something like that; but I can’t remember what product the commercials were shilling. Anybody know what I’m talking about? Oh! Now I remember! Butter! Or margarine, actually. Chiffon Margarine. (Yeah, I just did…

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Never Try To Pet A Werewolf

Show of hands. Who’s seen the movie THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF? No, not the one done in 2010, which I understand was a Nickelodeon children’s movie. (Or is that redundant?) I’m talking about the one from 1973, which actually was a Horror movie. It’s actually a decent little film. Or at least I remember…

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The Werewolf of Grosse Point: Another Michigan Folktale

Yes, that’s Gross Pointe, MICHIGAN. And as we all know, Michigan is the home of the Michigan Dogman, a real-life (maybe) werewolf that likely had nothing to do with the legend chronicled in this article. Then again, if the Dogman has been appearing regularly for centuries, it might have helped inspire this legend. Who knows?…

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A Visit to EXPEDITION: BIGFOOT in Cherry Log, GA

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, they say. Seldom have I found opportunities to do this in my life; typically I just end up throwing the lemons and shouting obscenities at the top of my lungs. This past holiday weekend, though, I found an opportunity to squeeze some tasty juices into the pitcher of…

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Railroad Stories

Here’s a list of “the creepiest things” reported by train conductors. I perused the list, hoping to find something akin to a Dogman sighting, something to put me in mind of the exquisite werewolf flick HOWL, where a group of passengers on a stranded train are besieged by a pack of hairless werewolves. The closest…

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The Devil Is In The D Chords

Oh, the nostalgia! The longing for those golden halcyon days of my childhood engendered by this article! Oh, how I miss those days, my own personal Wonder Years. Yeah, Millennials, I hear ya grousing, but don’t be too quick to label me a crybaby. I assure you, it won’t be too long before you start…

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The Bride of the Werewolf

Frequent followers of this or any of the other sites for which I provide content will already know that one of my passions is folklore. Combining my reading for pleasure with my work of seeking out content for this and those sites, I chanced, this past week, upon a story I had never before heard…

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Krampusnacht!

As a true Horror lover, it tickles me pinkish that Krampus is coming into the mainstream of American pop culture, is getting “over” in wrestling/carnie parlance. Or you could argue that he is ALREADY over, thanks to the excellent “big studio” theatrical film from last year. (Which I bought for less than two bucks thanks…

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Interview with a Bigfoot Researcher

I’ve written elsewhere this week about my visit to EXPEDITION: BIGFOOT, the Sasquatch-themed museum in Cherry Log, Georgia. Having the opportunity to meet and chat with proprietors David and Malinda Bakara, our conversation quite naturally centered on Bigfoot and other cryptid curiosities. We discussed Dogman sightings, i.e. werewolves, whether or not Bigfoot is able to…

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The Freaks Come Out At Night

I miss the freakshow. The carnival sideshow, where you’d commonly see the attractions emblazoned in colorful caricature, fluttering in the breeze. THE BEARDED LADY! THE HUMAN SKELETON! THE HUMAN CATERPILLAR! I missed out on the heyday of the freakshow. By the time of my early childhood in the late 70s (I know I’m dating myself…

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Werewolves Inquisited

This past week, I was doing a little light reading on the history of torture. I learned nothing new, but reading the detailed accounts of actual incidents is sobering, to say the least. A man, one of the Knights Templar, accused of heresy but in all likelihood innocent, had his feet cooked to the point…

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MAMMOTH GHOSTS

Are the spectral Direwolves far behind? I’m speaking of the real-life animal, not the fictitious versions that appear on the TV series GAME OF THRONES. I mean, technically they aren’t real-life, not anymore, since they’re extinct. But Direwolves WERE real, living animals, larger and more ferocious versions of today’s wolves, part of the mega-fauna that…

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Hammer Time!

If you are a Horror fan with an appreciation for the history of the genre—unless you are, in other words, one of those “special” Horror film fans who considers SAW to be an “old Horror movie”—then there are two names, two titanic, monolithic agencies, companies, studios that stand tall, eclipsing all others, and it is…

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OOPs!

I was thinking about last week’s report, the video captured by a state employee clearly showing a crocodile swimming along in an icy river in Alaska, and it occurred to me that this was most likely a case of an OOPs, or an ‘Out Of Place” animal. The term isn’t anything with which your average…

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Wolf in a Cup

I think all these are pretty sweet, actually. The dragon, a couple’a kinds of dinosaurs; even the squirrel is kinda cute. For our present conversation, however, we need only focus on the first product pictured here: a wolf. It’s a detailed depiction, sorta medieval-looking to my mind. Heraldic, even. It COULD be a werewolf, easily…

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Underworld: Blood Wars – Watch the Trailer, Cross the Fingers

Kate Beckinsale used to be number one on my list of celebrity crushes, and it was all due to the original UNDERWORLD. I’d always though she was lovely, but seeing her in that skintight leather bodysuit portraying a badass vampire babe, that did it for me. A nice addition, some frosting for the cupcake, to…

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Book Review: MONSTRO BIZARRO by Lyle Blackburn

I was excited when I received a copy of MONSTRO BIZARRO to review. I have read and enjoyed the previous works from Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn: THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK: THE TRUE STORY OF THE FOUKE MONSTER, in which Blackburn reexamines the historic rash of creature sightings that spawned the cult classic film THE LEGEND…

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The Biting Nun and Other Stories

I wish I could give more of my support to Skeptical Enquirer. It has long been my belief that scientific principals should be applied to incidents of a paranormal nature, so I applaud the magazine/website when it/they do just that, shine the light of Science into the darkness, apply the scientific method to the unexplained…

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Howlin’ Wolves

The children of the night. What music they make! Y’know, I’ve never found the howling of wolves in any way frightening. To me, it’s calming, relaxing, haunting and beautiful. Granted I might have felt differently about it if I had lived in a place where wolves were common, where I could hear them at night…

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The Ice Crocodile

Sure LOOKS like a crocodilian, doesn’t it. Just below the surface, swimming along, ice accumulated on the bony ridges of its back. Only crocodiles and alligators are coldblooded. They can’t really move when it gets that cold—“that” cold in this case being cold enough for ice to form. In point of fact they aren’t supposed…

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Fake Phalluses Open the Devil’s Doorway!

Y’all bear with me on this one. It was just too good not to share, and I expect most of you will find it as entertaining as I did. Did you know that if you are a female and you masturbate, you are opening a portal to the underworld, through which demons aplenty can enter…

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It’s The THING!

As in, the Thing from Another World, from the John Carpenter movie. Or the Howard Hawks movie, of which the former was a remake. Sure, you could argue that the Thing is really more of a vampire than a werewolf, as it did, especially in the original, have a taste for blood, but werewolves like…

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AMERICAN WEREWOLF Remake Coming

It’s official. I don’t know whether to be excited about it or depressed, but it’s been confirmed; it’s for sure happening. I reported on it a few weeks back, when it was just a rumor. Max Landis, son of John Landis, director of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, one of the greatest werewolf pictures ever…

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Get Your Exorcise!

Here’s a creepy video for you, courtesy of the new Fox television series THE EXORCIST (based on the movies of the same name, naturally). The video, though, is supposed to be (and looks) genuine. A minister was out to save the soul of a killer, one Aljar Swartz, by casting out the demons inside of…

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Tomatoes Cause Werewolves

Tomatoes are evil. I call them the “Devil’s Fruit.” It goes all the way back to the beginning. The forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden? A tomato. Original sin itself, contained in a spherical (sorta) red package. Then there was some confabulation with the tomato vine and a snake, and the snake got the…

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