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I Am a Bride – Finnish Werewolf Folklore Comic

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched… This is short, but I love the bleak, black and white illustration. I read this about 8 million times, I wish I had it for my house, framed. It was…

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Review of Branded by Kelley Armstrong

Ever go to a bookstore, give one of the employees a totally vague idea of what book you’re in the mood for, and then actually have them find something even better than you imagined? I have! I wanted an anthology, just a mixture of short stories, and the bookshop lady came back with Shards and…

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St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

A collection of short stories titled Vampires in the Lemon Grove was recently released and it has been getting AMAZING reviews from all of the higher-ups in the review world. While looking into this book a bit more I discovered that the author, Karen Russell, wrote about werewolves in her collection St. Lucy’s Home for…

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Werewolves on the Loose!

One of the most trusted sources of supernatural news, the Internet, has yet again struck gold in the werewolf world…. where most of their politics are kept secret. Apparently, the other day a werewolf was freed from imprisonment, imposed upon him after being found guilty of the brutal murders of two hitchhikers in Yorkshire. The…

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The Classic Tale of ‘The Wolf Leader’

Anyone who has taken high school English knows who Alexandre Dumas is, but in case you need a refresher, he is the brilliant author who wrote both The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Those are the two my school teachers taught me about, but it wasn’t all he wrote. Did you know…

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Werewolf Goodies for the Kindle!

After years of saying that there was no way in hell I’d ever own an e-book reader, I now have my very own Kindle – and I LOVE it! Don’t get me wrong, I still adore real paper books, but the Kindle definitely has tons of bonuses, like the fact that you can get loads…

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Show Off Your Writing Skills and Submit a Werewolf Story!

This one is for all of the amazing writers amongst us! If you’ve got a love for werewolves and the talent to write a hell of a story, then here’s your chance to get published! Publisher Hic Dragones and editor Hannah Kate are looking for 3,000 – 5,000 word short stories about female werewolves for…

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Bete de Gevaudon

Back in the 1500s and for centuries after, Europe was plagued by the fear of werewolves. Nearly every country reported werewolf sightings, werewolf deaths and so on. But no country has as many werewolf stories as France, which is where today’s tale hales from. The story is that of the Bete de Gevaudon, a creature…

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The Tale of Melion

I’ve got a treat for you today Dear Readers, a werewolf tale that dates back to the 12th century. The author of the story is unknown, but it originated in Picardy some time between 1190 and 1204 and was told across England by traveling bards. The story tells the tale of Melion, a knight at…

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Gilgamesh

Many have argued about what the very first werewolf story is – Gilgamesh or Niciros? I have written about Niciros in the past, so today dear readers, I’ll cover Gilgamesh and let you decide. The Epic of Gilgamesh comes from the second millennium BC and is one of the oldest known texts. It was originally…

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Review: The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849

If you have been a long time reader of this site then you know that every now and then I post a werewolf tale from hundreds of years ago – today I bring you something even better. Andrew Barger has put together a collection of werewolf short stories penned from 1800-1849, some of which haven’t…

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Werewolf Writing Contest!

Good news writers! DeviantART is holding a werewolf writing contest! I’ve lost count of how many times one of our readers have mentioned that they write werewolf stories, well here’s your chance to show us what you’ve got and win some prizes! According to the DA news post: After a long delay, the next official…

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Virgil’s Werewolf

In 39 B.C. the Roman poet Virgil wrote Alphesiboeus and in it sang about a werewolf named Moeris. It is one of the earliest references to werewolves, and may have even sparked some of today’s werewolf traditions and beliefs, but scholars are still debating on that. “These herbs, these poisons, that were culled in Pontus,…

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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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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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Strip Mauled

One of our kickass readers (thanks Paul!) recently recommended a werewolf book to us, and after taking a look it definitely sounds interesting. Strip Mauled is the name of this book and it’s a collection of short stories about werewolves. Edited by award winning author, Esther Friesner, this book is sure to be a hit…

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Holy Werewolf!

There’s an old folktale about a priest and his encounter with a werewolf. In Ragusa, Italy there was once a church called Santa Maria della Scala (St. Mary of the Stars) and it was supposedly at this church were the battle of the wolf and priest took place. The holy man was crossing the piazza…

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Greed Kills

Today we’ll take a trip to the grassy woodlands of northern Hungary for a tale about a werewolf reported in 1881. This story starts out with a fiddler by the name of Kropan who made his living by playing his music at local inns. But the money he earned was barely enough to keep him…

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An American Werewolf Tale

Some of you have wondered why out of all the reported werewolf cases posted here, few of them are American. Well good news, today’s post is on a story that comes straight from the US of A. This story was reported to have happened in 1899 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Many of the folks living there…

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The Werewolf of Hüsby

Time again for another supposedly true tale reported in the middle ages. This werewolf occurrence happened in Hüsby, Germany. In this small village lived an old, penny-pinching woman. So stingy was this woman that she gave her farmhands very little to eat, although there was fresh meat every Sunday.  The household wondered about this, because…

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Five Fabulous Werewolf Comics

Werewolf, 1966 – Only three issues of this comic were ever made, sadly enough, –so if you happen to be an owner, congratulations! The story follows a super agent werewolf, Major Wiley Wolf. After his plane crashes in the Arctic Circle, Wiley has amnesia, begins living with wolves, turns feral ( and probably goes bonkers),…

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Being Human & the American Remake

George Sands is the werewolf in Being Human, and although he’s great, he’s also kind of a nerd; with an IQ of 156, George is intelligent, though socially inept, and refers to being a werewolf as “that thing that happens to me once a month.” So, in a way, George sort of deals with being…

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Rambo V: The Savage Hunt

What could possibly be cooler and more badass than Rambo? Rambo and a werewolf, that’s what! The once lucrative franchise is now clearly grasping at straws to hold its head above water, but hey, that’s okay, because werewolves, –or at least, a creature that resembles one, –are involved. The film is supposed to be released,…

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The Best Werewolf Movie I’ve Seen In Years…. Is 5 Minutes Long

There’s a perverted werewolf, a pig with a penchant for torture porn parody, and a cat-girl furry thing who uses her many charms to seduce her naughty friends in this amalgamation of deliriously strange movie madness. I haven’t been this wrapped up in a werewolf movie since I saw Ginger Snaps for the first time….

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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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