werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Would you survive?

What the hell, I’ve done it for vampires and for zombies, might as well do it for werewolves. This is a silly quiz; answer some silly questions and it will tell you whether or nor you would survive a werewolf invasion. It’s flawed, though. Here’s one classic example: the second question, paraphrased, asks what you…

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The Protector of Osmir

My brethren! Kindred spirits! I have found you! Yes, I’m talking to you, you fine folks at Impossible Salt, you twain musical directors Emilia Allen and Parker Genné, et al. And what a name for your company! IMPOSSIBLE SALT! I love it! You see, I too am a theatre person. Writing, directing, and producing are…

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Look out for the Christmas Cat

Yeah, it sounds all cutesy, but don’t be fooled. The Christmas Cat is the stuff of nightmares. If you’re a kid growing up in Iceland, it is. Instead of dreams of sugar plums dancing in your head on Christmas Eve, you might be having nightmare visions of your being eviscerated by the fearsome, fanged feline!…

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Altered Beast – Re-altered!

Old video game properties never die. They just get refurbished and re-released in new, high-tech versions. I remember playing SONIC THE HEDGEHOG on the original Sega Genesis system. Nowadays we have SKYLANDERS. The success of the latter may have helped get another old Sega chestnut an upgrade. Remember ALTERED BEAST? It had werewolves and all…

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It’s a Record!

I seem to be on a nostalgia kick this week. More than usual, I mean. I didn’t plan it this way, not consciously. Is my subconscious secretly at play? Probably. It usually is. I’ve learned it’s best to just go with it, if that’s the case. So this week my subconscious recalled to memory something…

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The Beast Vanishes

If you picked up the title for this article being an homage to the Bela Lugosi classic (ALL Bela Lugosi films are classics, in one sense of the word or another!) THE CORPSE VANISHES, give yourself a gold star! This is a story I heard firsthand during my recent visit to the EXPEDITION: BIGFOOT museum…

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Caught on Camera

Police in the little town of Gardner, Kansas—One wonders how small a town it is; do they have at least one Walmart? A Dollar General? If so, they aren’t THAT small—were concerned after some citizens reported seeing a mountain lion, aka a cougar, aka a puma, aka a panther, on the loose. (Note: Please don’t…

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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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