I don’t know. I’ve had friends tell me they ran the numbers and it doesn’t end up saving you all that much money. I’m talking about “MoviePass.” That’s the new program where you pay one low monthly bill–it’s like $10, right?–and you get to see all the movies you want. But that doesn’t factor in…Continue readingIs It Worth It?
Why did Universal Studios’ planned DARK UNIVERSE crash and burn? I have my theories, and doubtless you all have yours. Some opinions carry more weight than others, though, and I can’t think of any weightier one than that of Guillermo Del Toro. Universal offered control of the Dark Universe to Guillermo back in the day…Continue readingAsk Guillermo
There’s this movie called THE ROOM. It’s gained a huge cult following specifically because of how lousy it is. Friends, I have to tell you, if you think THE ROOM is bad, watch KRAMPUS: THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL. This movie was written, directed, and produced by one guy, named Jason Hull. I dig on auteurs, and…Continue readingMovie Review: KRAMPUS: THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL
There is a moral issue, an ethical dilemma, where using Science to bring back extinct species is concerned. As was so deftly highlighted in JURASSIC PARK, scientists run the risk of being so enamored with the possibility they COULD bring back an extinct animal that they never stop to ask whether or not they SHOULD.…Continue readingWelcome Back, Tazzie
You probably won’t recognize Chad’s name, unless you’re a frequent follower of this site, and even then I doubt it. I’ve written about Chad before, or about his movie, DEIMOSIMINE. The movie has yet to be released, or even completed, and a major reason for that is Chad getting sick. I didn’t know him that…Continue readingIn Memoriam: Chad Armstrong
There’s this bumper sticker I remember seeing. It said: DO YOU WANT IT FAST OR DO YOU WANT IT RIGHT? There’s truth, there. Quality takes time. This applies to creative endeavors, too. Maybe it applies MOST to creative endeavors. Take a look at the mess DC, or more specifically Warner Brothers, has gotten itself into…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Worth The Wait
I don’t typically cover STAR WARS or Sci-Fi in general on this site–except for talking about the furry, fanged Wampa; or the STAR WARS werewolf, Lak Sivrak; or Daisy Ridley posing with wolves–okay, so maybe I DO post about STAR WARS a bit. What of it?–but there is an imperative need for me to do…Continue readingShut up, Morons! STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Is Magnificent!
Not this one that you’re reading. This one, at the end of this link. Down the rabbit hole. My friend and fellow Gilles de Rais scholar Margot Juby sent this one to me. (As she lives in the area, relatively speaking, she also keeps me apprised of Ol’ Stinker sightings.) To be fair, I will…Continue readingThe Worst Werewolf Article Ever Written?
Let’s be honest about it. Those fancy awards programs don’t really mean anything. What matters–and I am speaking from firsthand experience, here–when it comes to creating Art, any kind of Art, is being able to make enough money doing it to continue doing it. The only “award” that really, truly matters is that bestowed by…Continue readingGolden Globes – Go, Kyle! Go, Guillermo!
In the heart of redneck-dom, the dogs are revolting! More than that, they are uprising! There have been two, count’em, TWO incidents of human beings killed by dogs in a matter of weeks. What’s going on, here? And the two incidents weren’t even that far apart, geographically? Is it like in the movies, where some…Continue readingKiller Dogs of Alabama
We get our Science on here at werewolves.com, folks. Whereas vampires are somewhat more phantasmagorical, I tend to relegate the more supernatural subjects to that site, our sister site vampires.com, while things of a more natural bent I write about here. Not that werewolves aren’t themselves supernatural, but you grok where I’m coming from. They…Continue readingMeet Little Foot
Australia is just the coolest. If you’re a staunch Creationist and you don’t believe in Science, then you’ve gotta figure that God just got cheeky when it came time to populate the land Down Under. Cut off from the other continents for millions of years–I’m gonna go with the scientific approach, here, which in no…Continue readingNew Marsupial Lion Discovered
When I heard that Nashville Nightmare–which, I learned, was voted the number one haunted attraction in America last year–would be doing a Christmas-themed haunt focusing on Krampus, I knew I HAD to check it out. The attraction is made up of two separate “houses”: “Phantoms” and “Fairy Tale Hell.” Before I give you a rundown…Continue readingNASHVILLE NIGHTMARE (BEFORE CHRISTMAS)
Mark Hamill is still bothered by one scene in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Which one? The one where he cuts the Wampa’s arm off. Hamill said on Twitter: “When filming scene I was assured my lightsaber swipe toward camera (creature not on set) would simply singe fur 2 scare him off-Horrified to later see amputation…Continue readingWhy Is Luke Still Sore?
Check out these fingernails. Cute, ain’t they? I dig the Demogorgon one the most, I think, but they’re all cool. If I wore fingernails, I’d do ’em up this way. I did paint my nails once –black–just to see how it’d look. They looked fine, but I could feel the paint and it bugged me.…Continue readingStrange and Stranger (Things)
A friend brought this study to my attention. “DNA Tests on ‘Yeti’ Genome Reveals Truth Behind Abominable Snowman Myth.” So says the headline of this article. Others have been even more hyperbolas, claiming the Yeti is “busted,” “debunked,” and that the case has been “proven” that there ain’t no such an animal. Horseshit. The study…Continue readingAnd Speaking Of Yetis
I found out I apparently get the Science Channel now, too. I didn’t order it–it’s kinda like Chiller, which I wrote about last week, in that respect, but it’s cool. I dig it. There’s this one show called STRANGE EVIDENCE, which features footage captured by satellites and other recording devices, things strange or unusual and…Continue readingThe Backyard Werewolf
I’ve written previously about the head of the Sugar Flats Road Monster. I’ve taken road trips in search of its infamous head. For those who don’t recall, the head is all that remains of the beast, supposedly killed in the late 80s when a couple of amorous adulterers ran over it with their pickup truck…Continue readingIn Search of the Sugar Flats Road Monster’s Head
It’s a true rarity, as I’ve stated before, when you see me making mention of anything pertaining to what I call “tabloid culture” unless it is done in mocking. There are exceptions, though, and this week finds me concerning myself with the new song from Selena Gomez, titled “Wolves.” I know some of you will…Continue readingWerewolves in Unexpected Places
I have an on again-off again relationship with video games. I’ll go through phases where I become obsessed with some game and play it incessantly. Then I’ll go months or even years before I play another one. Granted, my gaming is limited to the original Playstation and to Playstation 2. I haven’t bought the new…Continue readingHave you played HUNTER’S MOON?
Everything I’d ever read on the subject told me that Neanderthals went extinct some 40,000 years ago. Everything I’d ever read on the subject was wrong. New evidence shows that the Neanderthals were still alive and kickin’ in southern Spain some 3000 years later than previously believed. Granted, 3000 years isn’t that long a time,…Continue readingNeanderthals Still Around?
Remember a few months ago when I posted a piece on the anachronism of having VCRs and VHS tapes in wide use in STRANGER THINGS? Sure you do. Well, paleontologist Christian Kammerer, a curator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, found another one. There is a reference in the show (SPOILER WARNING! But…Continue readingSTRANGER THINGS Ephemera
I’d heard of Dolly, the cloned sheep, but I didn’t know they’d killed her. It happened back in 2003. Dolly had only lived about half her natural lifespan, and at the time of her death it appeared that she was suffering from early onset arthritis. This led to the conclusion that cloned animals–and presumably cloned…Continue readingCloned Sheep Not Old before Her Time
Right up front, there are no wolves in ZOOMBIES. Unfortunately. And no crocodiles, either. A couple of real missed opportunities, there, in my opinion. As every animal in the movie ends up dead–and resurrected as a zombie–it would have been sweet to see some zombie wolves or zombie gators. Alas, there are none. Mayhaps they’ll…Continue readingMovie Review: ZOOMBIES
I live in Alabama, and I’ve always been hot-natured. As in, what is typically just right, temperature-wise, for most people is between five and ten degrees too warm for me. It seldom gets cold enough in my neck of the woods for me to wear a sweater. Even when the weather outside is cold enough,…Continue readingOogly Christmas Sweaters