Man, Third World countries have all the fun! Why don’t we have werewolves here, in the good ol’ USA? Besides the Michigan Dogman, I mean. And the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin. But why don’t we ever capture any of them on film? (Oh, wait. That’s happened, too.) Okay, but nobody here BELIEVES in such…Continue readingWerewolves Runnin’ Wild In Brazil
This video compilation won me over by beginning with perhaps the greatest werewolf transformation ever committed to celluloid, the one from AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Genius, pure genius. Then following it up with Eddie’s transformation from THE HOWLING? Yes, this list is legit. But while the fight scene between Hugh Jackman’s werewolf and the…Continue readingThe Greatest Werewolf Transformations in Film
This list of 19 “alarming” places where dead bodies have been discovered (and that should be specified as dead HUMAN bodies, otherwise your nearest neighborhood grocery store’s frozen section would qualify—although this probably wouldn’t be that alarming to anybody NOT a vegan) is pretty entertaining, but some of the claims are a little spurious (the…Continue readingNow how’d THAT get in there?!
In case you can’t figure it out for yourself, here’s a handy Internet quiz to apprise you of the fact that you are a werewolf. Go ahead and take it. I know, you’re probably scared to find out; if you didn’t already at least suspect that you were lycanthropic, you wouldn’t even bother with such…Continue readingTake the Werewolf Diagnostics Test
There is a condition known as Wendigo Psychosis (although some psychiatrists refuse to acknowledge that it even exists, that it is a prime example of the Rumplestiltskin Effect, something that exists only conceptually, and only because someone coined a name for it) that is defined as a sudden, irresistible craving to consume human flesh. In…Continue readingTemporary Lycanthropy?
The Parents Television Council, or PTC, has labeled the recent season debut of AMERICAN HORROR STORY the “most vile and shocking content . . . ever seen on TV.” Then, because they didn’t have enough to be morally outraged over, they attacked SCREAM QUEENS, urging advertisers to boycott these series. Because somebody has to think…Continue readingTV Censors Know What’s Best For You
I was so excited when I saw this linked headline, and then so disappointed that the list proved so short. There is almost a limitless collection of contenders to choose from, and this guy picked just a handful, excellent choices though they are. THE GIANT CLAW is a given. Then we are offered a were-mosquito,…Continue readingThe Lamest Movie Monsters of All Time – Werewolves Included
Do you believe in werewolves? I certainly do. Not that I believe that somewhere out there is a human being who physically transforms into a wolf or wolf-like creature once a month, or ever (although it’d be pretty darn cool if there were). But I believe werewolves exist, without question. You should, too. Chances are…Continue readingWerewolves: Two Legs, or Four?
I almost didn’t post this one, but I just can’t resist. But how to link it to the subject of werewolves? Well, I do frequently explore how the werewolf is a psychological archetype, a Jungian conflation (or distillation) of all that is base and primitive in human nature. This certainly qualifies in that regard. We…Continue readingThe Abomination That Is The “BRONIE”
Even though this creature, reportedly seen in the early 1870s in New Zealand, was described as many things by many different people, one thing it almost certainly was NOT was a gorilla. I’d actually believed that the gorilla as a species hadn’t been “officially” discovered (ancient Phoenician sailors left written documentation of encounters with them…Continue readingTHE MAORI GORILLA?
What is the werewolf, if not a metaphor for the worst in human nature, our inner beasts freed and asserting their dominance? And those beasts are sneaky. They will, like compressed air in a tire, take advantage of ANY excuse, any opening, to escape. Even if the human in question is able to reassure himself…Continue readingGirl blinded, mutilated in exorcism gone wrong
Regular readers already know that I frequently post articles relating to the wilderness, or to humankind’s primitive past, the theme of human isolation in nature. I do it because it is from this dark domain that the werewolf was birthed; it is there where the beast still dwells, whether one is peaking of a metaphorical…Continue readingExplore our (Un)natural national heritage!
A remake, that is. I’m talking about the new THE HOWLING movie, subtitled REBORN, the happening of which has already been announced on this site. Since it’s subtitled, one might assume that this new flick is NOT a remake, and I have seen it repeatedly referred to as a re-BOOT than a re-MAKE. That’s good.…Continue readingIs it or isn’t it?
I’m a country boy, born and bred; I grew up living right at the edge of the woods, where we frequently had deer and coyotes traipsing through our yard. My mother told stories of the night—I was too young at that time to remember it—when a bear got into the chickenhouse, and a neighbor once…Continue readingGone Wild
Actress Tilda Swinton (who will forevermore be the White Witch from THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA to me) gives an anguished performance as the parent of a psychopath in the chilling WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. What must it be like to be mother or father to one of these fiends, these two-legged predators in…Continue readingMy Son, the Monster
It’s a common rule of monster movies, the kind aiming for genuine scares. Don’t show your monster too much, or it stops being scary. Details the imagination can provide are far more terrifying than even the most elaborate makeup or FX. Nothing is scarier, either in the movies or in real life, than being alone,…Continue readingThere’s Something Out There
If they are STEP siblings, then they aren’t really guilty of incest. I mean, there’s depraved and then there is depraved, am I right? And these two are plenty depraved enough without the incest angle. Then again, they DID commit incest, and necrophilia at the same time. They just didn’t commit it with EACH OTHER.…Continue readingNCIS: Necrophiliac Cannibalistic Incestuous Siblings
Are you familiar with the term “long pig?” It’s a reference to human flesh, specifically human flesh intended for consumption by other humans. I’m not sure of the origins of the phrase. It might go back to some backwoods native tribe somewhere. Supposedly it first appeared in a book by Fredrick O’Brien, a travelogue of…Continue readingYou Are What You Eat
Did you see the recent super “blood moon?” If so, I’m jealous. I wanted to see it but the part of the country where I reside was blanketed by clouds. I had to settle for looking at some admittedly sharp photos online. Oh, well. Such is life. Anyway, the eclipse got me to thinking. Since…Continue readingWerewolves and the Blood Moon
It’s a veritable treasure trove of archaeological oddities, that Lagoa Santa (“holy lake”) in Brazil. There are signs of human habitation dating back 12.000 years, such as stone tools, campfire remains, and animal bones. More impressively, there is 9000-year-old graffiti, the oldest rock art ever discovered in the New World, in the form of a…Continue readingGive that head a hand!
There are a few possibilities, here. Either there are a lot more strange phenomena that go down in Russia than anywhere else in the industrialized world, or else the Russian press is simply better at covering it. Perchance the Russian government is less restrictive than its counterparts in the West, as far as what information…Continue readingThey dug up WHAT?!
Whenever possible I seek out locations where magic still lingers, and ghost towns certainly qualify. Even among these latter, Dogtown, Massachusetts stands out as creepier than the average. Originally an offshoot community of Gloucester where the affluent settled, it degenerated into a community for the outcasts of society: criminals, social pariahs, the extremely poor, and…Continue readingGhost Town of Abandoned Stuffed Animals
My college Biology class was tough. I was one of maybe a half dozen students out of thirty to actually pass. I say this not to brag, but to illustrate what a hard class it was. It didn’t come naturally to me, as did my English and History courses. Even so, I enjoyed it. The…Continue readingPaging Dr. Moreau. Paging Dr. Moreau.
How did humans tame wolves? Take a look at a wolf. Then take a look at a Chihuahua. Supposedly the latter evolved from the former. I say, take a look at a sewer rat, too. Which one does the shaky, bug-eyed little ankle biter more closely resemble, the rat or the wolf? I will concede,…Continue readingMan’s Best Frenemy
Beautiful young woman hiking alone in the woods meets mysterious dude. They wander off together, where he anxiously reveals to her his secret . . . Sounds like the set-up for a porno, but it’s actually the Horror short ANGELIC WOLVES, which I was asked to review by its creators at Dark Libra Films. They…Continue readingANGELIC WOLVES: Check it out on Amazon Prime