werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Breaking News: Ryan Gosling is the Wolfman!

No director has been attached to the project as of yet, but it seems all but official now that Ryan Gosling will be our new Wolfman. I’m down with this, totally. The guy is a fine actor and he can capture that brooding, haunted quality the role demands. And considering they previously were talking about…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 23

The other members of our little party accepted the quest for which I alone had volunteered as a matter of course. Oran had decided to make my salvation, both physical and spiritual, his vocation in life. He would have followed me into Hell itself. The others cared not so much for me, I am sure,…

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Fireside Chats: Shatner and the Werewolves and Vampires

Lots of Shat this week, as over on our sister site vampires.com I was reporting on the way the French Horror masterpiece EYES WITHOUT A FACE inspired the Michael Myers HALLOWEEN mask, which was just a repurposed Captain Kirk (the William Shatner version) mask painted white. But really, can you ever have too much of…

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Fireside Chats: Looking at Pictures

I was afraid Disney might decide to release THE NEW MUTANTS to livestreaming, eschewing the theatrical experience altogether. I’m glad they decided not to. THE NEW MUTANTS is now scheduled to open in theaters on August 28th. (Please, God, let this pandemic have died down enough by then that it doesn’t get postponed again!) I’m…

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Movie Review: HE’S OUT THERE

The golden age of the Slasher movie is not dead! Far from it, when movies like HE’S OUT THERE are getting made. Imagine the basic vibe of THE STRANGERS, transplanted to the setting of a FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIE, with a dash of SAW thrown into the mix for seasoning. Oh, and throwing in a…

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Movie Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT

The drive-in has been a godsend to me in this time of quarantine. To get to see movies on the big screen is a wonderful treat. And even though the golden age of the drive-in was before my time, the nostalgia still swells over me in waves. It’s like being taken back in time. And…

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Movie Review: THE WINDS

Yes, this is a werewolf movie. No, you don’t ever see a werewolf onscreen. Lacking is the ubiquitous trope of a human being cursed to turn into a werewolf. The word “werewolf” is never uttered in the film. But it’s a werewolf movie all the same. There’s a scene towards the beginning of this Horror/Western…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 22

The witch’s hut, which we found without difficulty a short distance from the riverbank, looked like half a hornet’s nest sitting on the ground. It had one low entryway, which a man would have to get down on hands and knees to pass through, and had no door. I could not imagine what barrier existed…

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Skinwalker Ranch: Is It For Real?

I made the mistake of joining a Skinwalker Ranch fan group on social media. Silly me, I’d thought to find some folks who were similarly fascinated by the location and were fans of the show. Nope. Nothing but a bunch of bitching know-it-all “experts” living in their mothers’ basements with Pamela Anderson posters from the…

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My One Degree of Separation to Skinwalker Ranch

I’ve written previously about my admiration for Dr. Travis Taylor, the astrophysicist who was brought in to consult on all the weirdness taking place at Skinwalker Ranch for the History Channel TV series THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH. Because he’s from Alabama and defies in every way the stereotype of people from Alabama. He’s crazy…

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The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth

How smart-slash-dumb were the Neanderthals, our hulking, hirsute cousins? The common view used to be that they were fairly stupid. Then it became the prevalent view in scientific circles that the Neanderthal had been done a grave injustice and that they were far smarter and more cultured than previously believed. But here is a new…

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Fireside Chats: AMC to Amazon?

While we all wait (im)patiently for movie theaters to reopen—and I do a happy dance because I found an operating drive-in theater within reasonable driving distance for me that occasionally shows Horror movies—there has been a lot of reading material of varying degrees of veracity on the subject floating around on the Internet. From those…

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Playing Werewolf

I try to be kind. For one thing, it wouldn’t be too smart to go alienating readers. We need our readers to survive. Your clicks pay the bills, friends. Secondarily, what harm does a little roleplay, a little fantasy, do? It’s a benefit in today’s world, if kept in perspective. It meets certain needs. And…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Chapter 21

I heard talk of making me Chieftain. I wanted no part of this. I had other plans. No one felt happy with my decision. Oran, who’d harbored ambitions of Christianizing the entire Marmorca clan in the wake of Valsalvas’ death and our repelling of the Romans, now felt he had to abandon those aspirations, or…

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Alpacas at Skinwalker Ranch: Were They Hors D’oeuvres?

After this week’s episode of THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH, lots of folks too to the Internets to bitch and moan. Sure, billions of people every single day take to the Internets to bitch and moan; that’s primarily what the Internets is used for. Educating ourselves? Nah. Elevating ourselves culturally? Nah. Just to bitch and…

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The Smoking Dogmen of Skinwalker Ranch

I’m obsessed with all things Skinwalker Ranch right now, what with the new series of the History Channel and all—and what the hell is up with not giving us a new episode last week, History Channel?!—so bear with me if I seem to fixate. But honestly, how can one not? The amounts of bizarreness, weird…

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Movie Review: COME OUT AND PLAY

For a movie that’s a blatant ripoff (we’ll just lose the hyphen as it is outdated) of CHILDREN OF THE CORN (only without corn), this one is pretty good. Except that the kids are not scary. I mean, I’m never scared by Horror movies, and certainly not by kids in Horror movies, but I am…

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Movie Review: THE WRETCHED

Let’s be honest. After eight weeks of home confinement, eight weeks without movie theaters, a hardcore cinephile like me would be, and was, and still is, dying to get out to see some artistic entertainment. When I found out that there was a drive-in theater operating within driving distance for me (even if the distance…

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Movie Review: THE OTHER LAMB

I knew nothing about this one going in, save for the short synopsis provided by the venue, the King Drive-In in Russellville, Alabama. It was a movie about a cult, I learned, and had scored some good reviews on the Indy circuit. Googling it, I learned that it starred Raffey Cassidy from THE KILLING OF…

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Fireside Chats: A Night at the Drive-In

I’m not being hyperbolas. It was a genuine godsend for me to discover that there was an operational drive-in movie theater within driving distance for me, and that this theater would be showing this past weekend not one but two brand spanking new first-run Horror movies straight off their Indy debuts. After two months of…

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The Confessions of Saint Christopher: Werewolf Part 20

Editor’s Note This seemed a good place to interrupt the narrative for a little necessary editorial commentary. Necessary, that is, for the sake of historical veracity. As it has been my position for some time, as I’ve stated earlier, that the Confessions scrolls represent a genuine, that is to say, a non-fictionalized account of the…

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Fireside Chats: Wolfman Socks and Grammar

They may not be the coolest company in the world—that would be Funko—but Fright Rags is definitely the coolest *clothing* company in the world. They’ve got so much sweet swag, but their finest wares are their Universal Monsters collection. Wait, should that be “their finest wares *is* their Universal Monsters collection”? I’m the English major,…

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Fireside Chats: PENNY DREADFUL

This linked article praises PENNY DREADFUL. As it should. PENNY DREADFUL was a great series, totally superb, right up until the lackluster, rushed, hack-job of a finale, when series creator John Logan decided to pull the plug without bothering to tie up any of the various dangling plot threads. He then insulted the intelligence of…

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What is Buried Beneath Skinwalker Ranch?

Okay, I’m trying not to get too excited. It could be an abandoned mine tunnel or a water cistern or some such. It did seem to be connected to the well at the old homestead. It’s probably something mundane. But the ground-penetrating radar *did* reveal something large and anomalous buried beneath Skinwalker Ranch—something shaped roughly…

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DON’T SPEAK About the A QUIET PLACE 2 Delay

At least, unlike with MORBIUS and GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, we’re still going to get to see A QUIET PLACE 2 this year. They just moved it from the spring until fall. That’s not too bad. But while we wait for it, we can rewatch the first film. And we can watch DON’T SPEAK. From Uncork’d Entertainment,…

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