Remember last week when I said how the fringes of the overall narrative were starting to come together? Spoke too soon, didn’t I? Last week’s episode almost seemed familiar, but Mr. Lynch went full on ERASERHEAD with this week’s entry. Seriously, I’m not even gonna try to decipher that craziness. Or, since I do have…Continue readingTWIN PEAKS: The Acid Trip Continues
I’m gonna stick this one here because it sounds like it COULD be a werewolf movie, or at least a Monster movie of some kind. It isn’t either of those things. In fact it scarce qualifies as a Horror movie at all. It’s more of a dark Drama. It’s a survival story. This is why…Continue readingReview: IT COMES AT NIGHT
The seventh episode of the third season was the best one yet. The story is starting to pick up speed. Little by little, as symbolized by that guy we all watched sweeping the floor of the Bang Bang Bar at the end of the episode, sweeping all the little, scattered pieces into a pile, the…Continue readingTWIN PEAKS: The Doppelganger Is Out!
Last week I did a feature on Lak Sivrak, the Werewolf of the STAR WARS universe. Ol’ Lak came into being as the result of makeup maestro Rick Baker putting one of his pre-existing werewolf masks on an extra for the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in EPISODE FOUR: A NEW HOPE. When George Lucas revamped…Continue readingLak Sivrak Returns
Every time I chance upon one of these kinds of compilations, I have to stop and read it, just to make sure the compiler got it right, or didn’t get it too wrong. Usually they’re not too far off the mark. Let’s get to it, then. First, lemme spoil their list for them by repeating…Continue readingAnother List of the Greatest Werewolf Movies of All Time
Have you ever heard of STRUWWELPETER (“In English, “Shockheaded Peter”)? Me neither. It was written in 1845 by a guy named Heinrich Hoffman. (I’m betting the title tipped you off that the book was written by a German guy.) Apparently it inspired Tim Burton to create Edward Scissorhands. (Edward would seem to be a combination…Continue readingA Deuce of Fairytale Fearsomeness
This “book” is actually a compilation of five works by author Stephen Young: SOMETHING IN THE WOODS IS TAKING PEOPLE, HUNTED IN THE WOODS, PREDATORS IN THE WOODS, TAKEN IN THE WOODS, and MYSTERIOUS THINGS IN THE WOODS. Mr. Young gets a lot of press on the COAST TO COAST AM radio program, or so…Continue readingBook Review: SOMETHING IN THE WOODS IS TAKING PEOPLE
A trio of townspeople are kidnapped by a pack of cannibalistic, cave-dwelling troglodytes, and a posse consisting of Sheriff Kurt Russell along with his elderly deputy, a cripple, and an Indian fighter turned gunslinger, have to go rescue them. That’s the premise. It’s equal parts old-school Western and Horror movie. It’s THE SEARCHERS meets THE…Continue readingReview: BONE TOMAHAWK
Did you know there was a werewolf in the original STAR WARS? It’s true. The character’s name was Lak Sivrak, although it didn’t receive this handle until later. It, or he, even had his own action figure. Fans and other creators gave him an elaborate backstory, but his beginnings were humble. Special Effects god-man Rick…Continue readingThe Disappearance of Lak Sivrak, the Werewolf of STAR WARS
Replace the word “stranger” in the above title with “freakier” and it still works. The SECOND use of that word, that is. Otherwise you’d end up describing a show called FREAKIER THINGS, which, while it sounds like fun and like something I’d want to watch, doesn’t really exist. Or you could replace the second “stranger”…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS To Get Even Stranger
I have chosen to cover TWIN PEAKS here on the werewolves site instead of on one of our sister sites (darkness.com, vampires.com, topcomics.com, and zombies.org) due to the connection with demonic possession and serial killers. These twain are a better fit for a website catering to all things werewolf. I do realize that not EVERY…Continue readingTWIN PEAKS Weekly WTF
This past weekend was a lousy one for Horror. Universal’s THE MUMMY underperformed at the American box office (but did great overseas) and got slammed by bad reviews (more on this in a second). The independent IT COMES AT NIGHT has been getting glowing reviews on the circuit, but it also underperformed, relatively speaking, and…Continue readingExhibit A
The other night I was enjoying one of my rare, very rare, experiences in couch-reclining and channel-surfing. I chanced upon this television show on REELZ called THE SHOCKING TRUTH. This one featured the film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. While it promised hidden, unknown, or not commonly known facts regarding the movie, and most of…Continue readingThe Shocking Truth is only true in part!
After Universal Studios cashed-in big time on Horror in the 1930s with its pantheon of black-and-white Monster icons, it was to be expected that the other major movie studios would want to get in on the action. RKO Pictures managed quite nicely in the 1940s, with the efforts of producer Val Lewton, who brought us…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics: THE UNDYING MONSTER
Honestly this series just keeps getting better. In the latest issue, we learn what really happened all those years ago in ancient Egypt. Remember back in season one (of the TV series), they were hinting at this stuff, the two brothers, Lucifer (or Set, as he was known then) and Dracula, competing for the love…Continue readingReview: PENNY DREADFUL: The Comic Book Series, Issue 3
Another comic to review this week! This debut issue of WOLFCOP, a new ongoing series, debuting the same week as PENNY DREADFUL issue three! I’ll take it! How IS this new series, you ask? Let’s start with the artwork, which is fine. No complaints there. Howzabout the story? A good comic must have both good…Continue readingReview: WOLFCOP the Comic Book, Issue One
The more I see from the forthcoming DARK UNIVERSE, the revamped shared universe of the classic Universal Monsters, the more hopeful I become. For example, check out this viral video for Prodigium. This last is the secret organization that will be at work in all the Dark Universe films, fighting the Monsters and trying to…Continue readingGood News and Bad News
Man, all this conflicting information! There was that report a few weeks back wherein scientists postulated that human flesh wasn’t all that nutritious. Then there are all those reports about prions and Mad Cow Disease-like ailments that can result from cannibalizing one’s own kind. It would seem that the consensus was that anthropophagy wasn’t good…Continue readingCannibalism Cures Diabetes and Depression
The upcoming TV series MIDNIGHT, TEXAS will feature a were-tiger. Based on the works of author Charlaine Harris, whose TRUE BLOOD series led to a little television show of the same name, this new series will debut on July 24th on NBC. Wait. NBC? A NETWORK station? That’s not good. Not only will this limit…Continue readingAn American Were-Tiger in Texas
If you aren’t a fan of TWIN PEAKS I won’t try to convince you to start watching the show. Honestly you’d have to go back and watch the entire first two seasons from 25 years ago, and the lackluster movie TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, to be able to make heads or tails out…Continue readingBOB is still there!
Let’s start with the negative stuff and get it out of the way. Mr. A.H. is obviously not a professional writer. At times it is painfully obvious. The wonders of the Internet and modern technology now allow anyone to become a published author, sans editorial oversight. This is both a good and a bad thing.…Continue readingBook Review: NIGHTMARE IN THE WOODS by A.H. Verge
I saw this thing on social media, but I was out at the time, viewing it via my phone, and when I sought to save it, it didn’t save. Alas, alas! And yet I remembered the gist of it, thus I can still report on it! So, like, there’s supposed to be this eclipse sometime…Continue readingOzzy and the Eclipse
To keep this thing in focus, let’s consider only the werewolves of the movies/TV, ‘kay? Maybe I’ll do a “most badass werewolf of Literature” some other time. Which beast would get your vote? Like, if they all were put into an arena and had to fight it out, last werewolf standing, which werewolf would be…Continue readingWho’s the Most Badass Werewolf of them all?
Horror as a medium is at its best when it provides commentary and insight into the human condition, when it tackles the big ideas. FRANKENSTEIN, for example. The book, the movie(s), the characters. How far should Science go, it asks us? Is there a limit to what men should attain? Are some things beyond us…Continue readingBeware Pyotr
You’ll be hearing more about this over the next couple of weeks, as I am finalizing work on the release of my first novel. It will be called THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER—WEREWOLF. Yeah, given that I’m mentioning it here, and in case the title didn’t tip you off, it’s a werewolf novel. It is…Continue readingThe Advent of St. Christopher
So Dr. Jekyll is going to be to the new “Dark Universe” of the rebooted Universal Monsters what Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Makes sense, considering Universal has admitted it is trying to copy Marvel’s template with its own “shared universe.” Jekyll is heading, or at least heavily involved…Continue readingPaging Dr. Jekyll
As a general rule, werewolves have never held the same appeal for the general public, the “commoners” as I like to call them, as has the vampire. Buffy, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain; there’ve been plenty of vampires on the boob tube. Werewolves, not so much. There have been occasional exceptions, though. Check…Continue readingWerewolves of Television
Science has believed for quite some time that our earliest ancestor in any way resembling us came from Africa. Sure, we could go all the way back to some single-celled organism floating around in a pool of stagnant water as our true earliest ancestor, but the one we are concerned with is that one immediately…Continue readingThe Missing Link was Greek?