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Dem bones, dem bones, dem GIANT bones…

This one is just for fun. Despite what the article proclaims, no, it is NOT real. The footage is fake. The story is fake. There are no giants that big and there never have been. How can we know that? It’s basic physics, peeps. There is a limit to how large an organism can get…Continue readingDem bones, dem bones, dem GIANT bones…

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Review: THE WITCH

No need for a spoiler warning, here. There really isn’t anything to spoil. THE WITCH, which opened in theaters this past weekend, is exactly what it purports to be. There are no twists, no surprises. Everything is exactly what you think it is. There really is a witch, the family depicted in the film really…Continue readingReview: THE WITCH

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Human-Animal Hybrids Exist! No, Really! And You Can Blame the Freemasons!

This linked site is a parody, right? A satire site? It has to be. Sure. Nobody’s that stupid, to actually believe this, right? Yeah. Who am I kidding? Of COURSE there are people stupid enough to believe it. There are people stupid enough to believe ANYthing. But applying the edicts of Poe’s Law—which states that,…Continue readingHuman-Animal Hybrids Exist! No, Really! And You Can Blame the Freemasons!

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A Yeti on the Ski Slopes?

The advent of Photoshop has made it way too easy for people to fake, well, anything, really. For sure it’s easy enough to create fake video and even easier to make fake photographs. Today I and, I would recommend, any thinking person, am and should be automatically skeptical whenever I/we see any purported piece of…Continue readingA Yeti on the Ski Slopes?

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Make them SCARY, dammit!

I am referring to the upcoming releases from Universal Studios, featuring their world famous menagerie of monsters, the ones everybody recognizes, the stalwarts. Dracula. Frankenstein. The Wolfman. The Mummy. The Invisible Man. Et al. How can any Horror fan fail to get excited about their return in a “shared universe” ala Marvel’s superheroes or the…Continue readingMake them SCARY, dammit!

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Teenage Werewolves on the Prowl

They are just a bunch of disenfranchised teenagers with too much time on their hands and overactive imaginations, running around pretending to be werewolves, right? But let us not dismiss them so quickly. Disenfranchised teens with too much time and overactive imaginations have been guilty of committing murders. These kids may be playacting, but that…Continue readingTeenage Werewolves on the Prowl

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The Werewolf-ish Links to DRACULA

Over at our sister site, vampires.com, I have already, soundly, I believe, discredited the “new” theory that Bram Stoker based his most famous creation, Count Dracula, on a friend of his from Devon, a priest named Sabine Baring-Gould. The latter name should be familiar to werewolf aficionados, as the man, an Anglican priest, wrote an…Continue readingThe Werewolf-ish Links to DRACULA

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Caveman DNA

As it looks right now, the Neanderthal, long recognized as a more bestial, savage, less evolved, hairier, and uglier strain of human being, who died out tens of thousands of years ago (unless they survive into the present day as Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman), may not have died out at all. Parts of them…Continue readingCaveman DNA

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Ever’body Gettin’ Foot Loose

It IS a genuine mystery, is it not, how you always see shoes on the side of the road, but it’s just one shoe at a time? Think about it. Have you ever seen TWO shoes, two halves of a set, together on the roadside? I haven’t. It’s always just one. As if there is…Continue readingEver’body Gettin’ Foot Loose

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Introducing the kinder, gentler Werewolves of WOLVERTON

Well, this is different. If diversity is truly the spice of life, then we should all celebrate this new web comic by creator Peter Von Brown. The werewolves of WOLVERTON aren’t particularly scary; in fact they aren’t scary at all. They’re . . . normal. Like, they’re regular people. Who just happen to be werewolves.…Continue readingIntroducing the kinder, gentler Werewolves of WOLVERTON

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WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE needs your support. Are you game?

Remember White Wolf, the company behind VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE and WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE? Those games were big deals back a couple of decades ago. At the zenith of their popularity they inspired an unfortunately short-lived television series and at least one mass murder by a group of really disturbed teenagers. (Note: This last was in…Continue readingWEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE needs your support. Are you game?

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Furry Knocks-up His Own Sister at “Furpile”

As soon as I came across this article, I knew I was gonna have to report on it. Even though I do have doubts as to its veracity. Doesn’t matter. It’s too good not to use. If it IS a made-up story, it’s a darn entertaining one. Shall we recap, for those who might have…Continue readingFurry Knocks-up His Own Sister at “Furpile”

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The Softer Side of Hannibal Lecter

How cool is Hannibal Lecter, that suave commingling of culture and anthropophagy? Being a cannibal and managing to score an Oscar nomination is no mean feat, and his biggest vehicle, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, actually won that year for best movie. Tres impressive. But the good doctor doesn’t just appeal to the highbrows. He’s…Continue readingThe Softer Side of Hannibal Lecter

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Bringing (Good) Bad Things to Life

There are certain names that any Horror and monster movie fan recognizes immediately, that non-fans might not recognize at all. Stan Winston. Rick Baker. Ray Harryhausen. Tom Savini. A few others. They are legends. They bring our fondest nightmares to life. They make us scream, and we love them for it. At present, there is…Continue readingBringing (Good) Bad Things to Life

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Leopard Rampage

It sure sounds like the premise for a Horror movie to me. A wild leopard wanders into a school. You could just leave it there and you’ve got a satisfactory sales pitch to any studio. Details are sketchy, but it seems no children were harmed during the incident, although three people were mauled by the…Continue readingLeopard Rampage

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Werewolves in Decline? Says Who!

This linked article suggests that werewolf films have become a rarity in the market today. Really? I honestly hadn’t noticed? Maybe we haven’t seen as many highbrow, high quality werewolf outings this decade as in the last one, with GINGER SNAPS and DOG SOLDIERS leading the pack (pun alert!) but there are still werewolves aplenty…Continue readingWerewolves in Decline? Says Who!

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“They let Hannibal Lecter out . . .”

Not really, they didn’t. Not on purpose. He escaped. You might argue that, through negligence, they INDIRECTLY let him out. “They” are the authorities in Orange County, California. As there have been 15 escapes from this particular jail since the late 60s, there might be some grounds for this charge of incompetence or shortsightedness. Probably…Continue reading“They let Hannibal Lecter out . . .”

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Grizzly Rampage – Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

Of course I can feel compassion for any person killed by a wild animal. Unless they’re a poacher, in which case I call it just desserts and say no harm, no foul. But a regular everyday person, sure, a person who isn’t a criminal—c’mon, admit it. It’d be pretty hard to feel any sympathy for,…Continue readingGrizzly Rampage – Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

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Werewolf Wear

We geeks do have our own culture, don’t we, and to an extent our own language? Trekkies have the Vulcan salute—a reminder that there are many and varied subcultures of geeks. And I am sure you have seen the practice among “normal” folks of putting numbers in the windows of their automobiles. I am told…Continue readingWerewolf Wear

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Otherkin? OtherCAT? Is This Fur Real?

Tread carefully, Cheezman. Tread carefully. Remind yourself of the mandate in Matthew chapter 7: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” And remember that you are dealing with real people and not cartoon characters or Kardashians. Part of my job as Poet of the Paranormal (Y’all like that? I just made it up, but I…Continue readingOtherkin? OtherCAT? Is This Fur Real?

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The Truth Behind WEREWOLF OF LONDON’s Makeup Kerfluffle

Universal’s first real foray into lycanthropy was not its seminal THE WOLFMAN (1941) starring Lon Chaney, Jr. but WEREWOLF OF LONDON, created six years earlier and starring Henry Hull. Usually overshadowed by its more famous cousin, the latter is a classic in its own right, and if any self-respecting werewolf mark has not seen it,…Continue readingThe Truth Behind WEREWOLF OF LONDON’s Makeup Kerfluffle

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Dimples the Mystery Varmint

Werewolves are unfortunately rare in the world today. This necessitates your intrepid reporter, whilst scouring the current headlines, kicking over the moldering metaphorical logs that lie in repose on the great forest floor that is the worldwide web in search of tasty grubs—stories—to chronicle, to include other bizarre manner of creatures, not necessarily lupine in…Continue readingDimples the Mystery Varmint