werewolf, werewolves and lycans

A Werewolf Plague in LES AFFAMES?

Just last week I was ruminating over which monster would win in a fight, a werewolf or a zombie. (It was last week, right? Or was it week before last? I can’t remember.) The werewolf came out as the clear victor, any way you sliced it. This week there is news of a new movie…

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The Devil Did Her In

Well, this is interesting. There is a grave in a cemetery in Salt Lake City. Buried therein a woman named Lilly E. Gray. She was born in 1881 and died in 1958. That would make her, let’s see, 77 years old at the time of her passing from this vale of tears. Or, if we…

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Book Review: THE RIDGE by Michael Koryta

Stephen King loved this book. I loved it too. Yes, I was just complaining in a separate post about how many books I have to read, the huge stack waiting to be read, books that people have sent to me to review here or on one of our sister sites. But I chanced upon THE…

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New MADBALLS Available

With great power must come great responsibility. I’ve read enough Spider-Man comic books in my time to have had that message ingrained into my moral compass. I realize the full gravity of the power I wield–I have a forum, here, on this and on our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. I have a voice. A…

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On Book Reviews

Last night I selected a new book from the stack, the huge, twisty stack, twisty like the church steeple that was twisted by the Devil in Chesterfield, curvy as the beanstalk in the fairytale and, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, surprisingly sturdy. (In other words, I got a shit-ton of books all stacked up,…

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The Answer Man

I do consider myself an expert on werewolves, yes. And vampires. And the paranormal in general. No, I don’t have a degree in folklore, in comparative religion, or in cultural anthropology. But I do read a lot. A LOT. And it is my job to be well educated on the subject(s). But let’s keep that…

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The Werewolf of Portland

If you look at the name of the city–it has the word PORT in it–it makes sense that Portland, Oregon would be infamous as the capital of shanghaiing. To be shanghaied meant to be kidnapped and sold as a virtual slave to some ship’s captain. You’d drink something that some creep had spiked with some…

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Don’t Buy That “Bro Bagged Bigfoot Baby” Baloney

People who keep up with the latest in Cryptozoology will be familiar with the name Justin Smeja. Smeja is this podunk who claims to have murdered two Bigfoots (there is no other word for it) and then taken a DNA sample from one or both of the bodies (Or was it TWO DNA samples? As…

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Happy Anniversary, Tarzan!

January 27th marked the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of the character Tarzan on the big screen. TARZAN OF THE APES was a silent film starring Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan and Enid Markey as Jane. It is by far the most faithful film adaptation of the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and remained largely…

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Nope. The Oscars Still Suck.

I’ve been so busy celebrating the success of the Horror movie in this year’s Academy Awards nominations–with THE SHAPE OF WATER landing a ton of nominations and GET OUT doing just fine for itself, too–that I overlooked the biggest screwjob of the year, the most egregious, and the most unjust. James McAvoy didn’t get nominated…

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Bring Back My Devil Sign!

This one pertains to my neck of the woods, but hopefully our international readers, as well as those of you from other regions of the good ol’ US of A, will enjoy this one as a bit of “local color.” Also, if you have ever traveled to the beach by way of Interstate 65 south…

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Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

I’d been looking forward to this one. I’d wanted to go see it when it came out in theaters, but it was a busy time for me and the movie came and went fairly quickly. Honestly, after seeing it last night, I’m glad I didn’t get the chance. It isn’t that the movie is bad….

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Support Your Local Monster (Documentarians)

The Flatwoods Monster doesn’t quite qualify as a cryptid, by my definition. It would more accurately be designated an alien. (Or an owl and a case of mass hysteria, but I prefer to believe it was an alien.) The Bray Road Beast of Wisconsin, however, is a straight-up werewolf. Both creatures are set to get…

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Werewolves vs. Zombies

I’ve given this one some thought, and I just don’t see any way it could go down without the zombie being toast. Zombies, generally speaking, are not possessed of superhuman strength. They retain the strength they possessed while alive, which is to say, the strength of a normal human. True enough that they do not…

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When Bigfoot Attacks

I’m kinda a misanthrope. I tend to hate my fellow human beings. I tend to love INDIVIDUALS, but when we’re talking about the nameless, faceless masses, yeah, that’s a different story. Things people do, common human behavior, tends to sicken me. Case in point, I despise the typical, knee-jerk human reaction towards violence. When your…

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In Praise of Doug Jones

I have said before that the ultimate in coolness is having your own Funko figure, a figure design depicting a character you have played. If this is the criteria, Doug Jones is the coolest man alive. One of the Gentlemen from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. ABE SAPIEN. An alien from THE X-FILES. The Mother Ghost…

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Brutes and Brains

Scientists have announced the discovery of the earliest modern human fossil ever found outside of Africa. Intriguingly, it was located in the Holy Land, in Misliya Cave in modern Israel. There isn’t a lot to the remains, just part of a skull and some teeth, but it’s enough for a positive identification. The bones are…

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Movie Review: ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

Do you like cotton candy? I confess that I do. It’s tasty. Sure, it’s 100% empty calories. It’s pure sugar, and it liquefies as soon as it gets inside your mouth. It’s sticky if you get it on your hands and face, and messy as hell if you give it to a kid. It’s the…

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Garbage Pail Kids Get The Funko Treatment

Like I don’t have enough things to want to spend money on, now there’s this. I was never much of a fan of the Garbage Pail Kids when they were just characters on a set of “baseball” cards. (As an aside, I really enjoy how they’re still called baseball cards, when the vast majority of…

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Wolfpack Brothers Weigh In On Captive Children

Remember the “Wolfpack Brothers“? I do. I seem to recall that I wrote an article about them some time back. (Ah, yes. Here it is.) The Wolfpack didn’t have it as bad as those thirteen kids who were just freed from their parents’ “House of Horrors” in California, though; THEY at least got to watch…

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What Was–Or Is–The Terror Beast?

This story hearkens back to the legend of the Beast of Gevaudon, in more ways that one. One of the prominent theories regarding the Gallic Beast, or “La Bete”, that menaced the southern French countryside in the late 1700s and killed somewhere between 60 and 200 people, was either an escaped–or deliberately released–hyena. Likewise, authorities…

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Robert E. Howard’s WOLFSHEAD

As I sit typing these words, it is January 22nd. The 112th birthday of Robert E. Howard. What a perfect occasion to celebrate the man’s contribution to the werewolf mythos. Howard, if you don’t recognize his name (please don’t tell me, as I’d rather not know how culturally deprived you are) is most famous as…

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Soapin’ With Sasquatch

I’m a little confused. Was this soap designed for use by Sasquatch? Firsthand accounts from numerous eyewitness encounters allege that Bigfoot is stinky. This is only to be expected. Bigfoot is an animal. With lots of hair. And it lives outside exclusively. In the elements. There’s no way it would NOT smell. It’s only natural….

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In Search of the Wendigo That Wasn’t

The other day, I bought this cheapo compilation DVD package at the ‘Mart. (That’s what I affectionately call Walmart.) It featured a plethora of haunted documentaries–documentaries of alleged real hauntings–and as that stuff, along with True Crime documentaries, is the audio/visual equivalent of comfort food for me, naturally I picked it out of the bargain…

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Religious Wackjob versus DARK SHADOWS

I’m betting you’ve seen a Chick tract, even if you didn’t know what they were called. This wackjob named Jack Chick published gazillions of little micro comic books pimping his own bastardized version of extreme fundamentalist Christianity–which in actuality was about as far removed from the genuine teachings of Jesus Christ as it is possible…

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