They’ve gone and given it a name, now. The planned “shared universe” of the Universal Monsters. They’re calling it “Dark Universe.” It’s simple. Catchy. I like it. Will it be dark ENOUGH, though? We’ll just have to wait and see. There is some room for hope. Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, who have been tapped…Continue readingDark Universe
The word “monster” has as its root the Latin term “monstrum,” which in itself has a root as a verb meaning “to reveal” or “to warn.” In years past, the birth of a deformed child, for example, or a deformed animal would have been taken as an ill omen. The births of “monsters” so often…Continue readingMonster Goat
It’s a big week for Ted Bundy. Probably he isn’t aware of it, burning in Hell as he surely is; it’s doubtful they have the Internet in Hell. But it’s a big week for news concerning the sexual sadist serial killer, anyway. First comes word that a new movie is on the works, set to…Continue readingBundy in the News
“They” will tell you it isn’t real, that it’s just a gaffe, a prank. A modern-Art project. A joke. The Centaur (half man and half horse, in case there’s one of you out there who isn’t that up on his Greek mythology) on display in the library at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville dates…Continue readingThe Centaur of Knoxville
Author Claire Cameron has a new book out entitled THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, in which her primary character is a member of that alternate species of human. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my list. When I finish it I’ll give you all a review, but as my stack of books to be read…Continue readingReadin’ up on Neanderthals
Actually, we KNOW where they went. They died out. Most of them. There just MIGHT be a few remnant examples still roaming around in the world’s most remote locations. People still report seeing Mammoths in Siberia on occasion, and the Shunka Warakan of Ioway Indian legend just might be a surviving Direwolf. Generally speaking, though,…Continue readingWhere Went The Megafauna?
I sometimes think that I would have made a good profiler. If only you could start out as a profiler, that is, and not have to first join the police academy, then become a beat cop, then work your way up to detective, then maybe become a profiler. Also I am fairly squeamish, so I’d…Continue readingHunting Killers
The two-part debut of the new TWIN PEAKS series is being marketed as just that, as a new series. It isn’t, though. It is in fact season three of the same series fans already know and love. It’s just that there was a quarter-century between seasons two and three, is all. And lest anyone doubt…Continue readingReview: TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN
I’ve said before how I don’t get to watch television the old-fashioned way, sitting down on the sofa at a prescribed time and watching it along with millions of other viewers. The Nielsons would never be able to accurately measure my viewing habits. I simply stay too busy for “appointment” television. I do realize that,…Continue readingRevisiting the (Recent) Classics: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
Dussssssst in the wind…all we are is dust in the wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind… We not infrequently talk about pre-humans here on this site. The discerning fan will not need the connection betwixt troglodytes and lycanthropy to be clarified. Our hairier, more bestial ancestors are still, despite the advances of Science, such a collective enigma to us. Why…Continue readingDust to Dust
By the time you are reading this, the event chronicled will likely already be over. I wouldn’t have been able to go anyway. Or, as I am writing this article BEFORE the event is scheduled to take place, it would be more accurate to say that I WON’T be able to attend. Probably those of…Continue readingMeet and Greet with the Beast Lady
That’s Full Moon ENTERTAINMENT, if you please, Full Moon the production company. (Appropriate title, huh?) If you aren’t familiar with them, you should be. Studio head Charles Band and his crew specialize in low-budget Horror fare. And it is glorious. Glorious! Most famous for the PUPPET MASTER series, Band has done a shit-ton of stuff…Continue readingFull Moon and Werewolves
Stephen Hawking has predicted that we, human beings, have about a hundred years left to get off planet Earth if we are going to survive as a species. I do hope we’ll be able to manage it in another century or so. There are just too many of us here on this planet. The human…Continue readingForget Werewolves or Aliens—Beware the Deer!
I have in the past provided commentary concerning my love for old-time radio dramas over at our sister site, vampires.com, and in particular I’ve discussed my affection for the character THE SHADOW. The character’s sinister laugh, his skulking, his ability to appear invisible, and the fact that he was based on Count Dracula were sufficient…Continue readingThe Shadow vs. The Hounds of Hillbilly Hell
One of the perks of this gig is that I get to see stuff sometimes before the guy on the street. This past week I got to read the first issue of the new THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN comic book series from Space Goat Publishing, and please permit me to give it…Continue readingReview: THE HOWLING The Comic Book Issue 1
Maybe Tom King doesn’t quite possess TV series creator John Logan’s ability to craft lyrical, almost poetic dialogue, but his plotting, his handling of the characters, feels exactly the same as we are used to from the television series. This comic truly is the continuation of the same storyline we fell in love with and…Continue readingReview: PENNY DREADFUL The Comic Book Issue 2
If it’s a sequel to BOTH M. Night Shyamalan’s 2016 smash SPLIT and his follow-up to THE SIXTH SENSE (not that this film is connected, that we know of, to these being discussed here, but it’s the one that put Shyamalan on the map, so it merits mentioning) UNBREAKABLE, released in 2000, could we accurately…Continue readingSPLIT Sequel on the Way
There’s a new kerfluffle going down in the scientific community. They found some mastodon bones out in California, right? And those bones bear clear signs of having been butchered. That is, the animal that the bones belonged to was butchered, in all likelihood so that it could then be eaten in convenient pieces. Imagine trying…Continue readingAn American Neanderthal in California
We here at werewolves.com were saddened to learn this last week of the passing of director Jonathan Demme at the too-young age of 73. Though Mr. Demme had a lengthy and highly productive career, his name will likely be most familiar to fans of this site for a little film called THE SILENCE OF THE…Continue readingHollywood Happenings
There was supposed to be an official WOLFCOP action figure in the works, to be made and released after the success of the first film. I have yet to see such an action figure. What’s the hold up, there, partners? Do youse guys not WANT my money? It also seems that it’s taking an inordinately…Continue readingWolfcop’s a-comin’!
Sometimes I see the length of an article after it catches my attention, and I’m like, Oy vey! Such things take time to read, after all, to mark and inwardly digest, and then even more time to reproduce in an abridged form for the entertainment and education of all you, my lovelies. Sometimes I’ll content…Continue readingThe Minnesota Iceman—a Relic Neanderthal?
A confession here at the outset: I don’t know if the creature depicted in the film I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER qualifies as a werewolf, or an alien, or a demon, or an alien werewolf, or an alien demon, or the first cousin of The Thing. All that matters is that this is a…Continue readingReview: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER
To quote from the song “The Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics: “Every generation blames the one before…” There’s always going to be a generational divide in EVERYthing. Music? For sure. Have you seen the T-shirts that read: “It’s not just that I’m old. You’re music really does suck.” (Truth, right there.) Fashion? Yep.…Continue readingThe Great Divide
Contrary to what the title of this post may have led you to believe, this isn’t about that nutcase who hooked up with another nutcase online a few years ago, in Germany, I think it was, where one had the fetish to eat somebody and the other had the fetish to be killed and eaten.…Continue readingA Cannibal Love Story
Either way it’s creepy as hell. Either fourteen-year-old Donovan Nicholas is an imaginative, probably sociopathic killer, he’s psychotic, or he’s demonically possessed. When he murdered his common-law mother, he told police that the crime had been committed by “the person inside.” This inner, separate personality shot and stabbed forty-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor to death, then…Continue readingThe Man Inside
First stated by psychiatrist J. M. Macdonald in 1963, the Macdonald Triad, also known as the Triad of Evil, is a set of three behaviors that, when seen together, are a good indicator of future worsening deviant behavior. In particular these are traits shared and displayed to some extent by most serial killers. They are…Continue readingThe Macdonald Triad