werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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The Meaning Behind A Howl

When I picture a wolf I imagine a stunning creature standing proudly, howling at the moon – but it turns out that no wolf would ever howl at the moon, that would be a waste of time and breath. You see,  howls aren’t simply pointless animal sounds; each howl has its own specific meaning and…

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The Many Looks of Werewolves

If you were to have a werewolf movie marathon you would obviously notice that each flick has it’s own werewolf look. Some of them look more human-like while other look more beastly, but each is unique. Here are a few different werewolf appearances. Make sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom. Underworld:…

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‘The Pack: Winter Kill’ Novel and Contest!

Mike Oliveri is an author that has won the Bram Stoker Award, been featured in a handful of excellent anthologies and on top of that he also wrote the comic book, Werewolves: Call of the Wild. But it’s not that comic that we’re focusing on today, but rather his latest werewolf book, The Pack: Winter…

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Wizards vs. Werewolves

Hey there werewolf fans of all ages, the Disney channel is gearing up for a big episode for the Emmy Award winning comedy series Wizards of Waverly Place. The upcoming episode “Wizards vs. Werewolves” will premiere Friday, January 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and is said to be one big fantastic episode. The huge one hour…

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Holy Werewolf!

There’s an old folktale about a priest and his encounter with a werewolf. In Ragusa, Italy there was once a church called Santa Maria della Scala (St. Mary of the Stars) and it was supposedly at this church were the battle of the wolf and priest took place. The holy man was crossing the piazza…

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Joss Whedon’s Upcoming Werewolf Flick

Joss Whedon, the brilliant man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, is coming out with a brand new werewolf movie for all of us hungry fans out there. The Cabin in the Woods is the title to the upcoming 2011 horror film.  But this isn’t all Joss Whedon; he co-wrote the script with…

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True Blood’s New Werewolves

What the hell are we doing talking about True Blood, a vampire show, here on this werewolf site?! Well, good news werewolf fans, the third and upcoming season of True Blood is going to be more about the wolves and less about the vamps. So far they have two new were-cast members, the young Marshal…

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The False Wolf

Time again for another old wolf folktale, but today’s is a little different from past stories. This old tale is one of greed and deception, showing us just how afraid people were of wolves back in the day. Once upon a time there was a wicked little thief that rented a room at an inn…

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Werewolves For Kids

Werewolves don’t have to just be for teens and adults only. They don’t need to be part of a dramatic love story or even fearsome bloodthirsty beasts. These supernatural beasties can be for kids too. There are a few child appropriate goodies out there fit for any little one. Here are a couple of books…

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Latest Werewolf Video Game: Wolf Team

Good news for all you werewolf gamers out there, Softnyx has released a new werewolf video game called Wolf Team. It’s a free-to-play first person shooter that lets the players transform between playing as a human or playing as a werewolf. This new game has seven different game modes so players get the chance to…

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Study Says Full Moon Brings Out Our Inner Beast

A recent study done this past year at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital in Sydney, Australia says that 91 of the emergency patients admitted with very violent and dangerous disturbances were similar to werewolf behavior. And a quarter of these happened on the night of a full moon, which is double the number for the…

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Greed Kills

Today we’ll take a trip to the grassy woodlands of northern Hungary for a tale about a werewolf reported in 1881. This story starts out with a fiddler by the name of Kropan who made his living by playing his music at local inns. But the money he earned was barely enough to keep him…

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Speaking of Wolves

Wolves and werewolves have a big part in history, so big in fact that countless wolf-related expressions have been created and used for centuries. These are usually insulting phrases used to describe something with bad intentions, but what can I say, wolves have a bad rep. But I bet that even some of you have…

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MTV Has Found Their ‘Teen Wolf’

A few months ago I wrote about MTV’s remake of the 80s classic flick, Teen Wolf. MTV is remaking the movie into a TV series and we finally have some more news on the new furry show. The big news is that they have cast the actor to play our werewolf, Tyler Posey. The MTV…

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Ancient Blood Festival

Close your eyes, clear your mind and imagine blood dripping down your face, growling and hungry wolves and ancient fearsome hunters. Good, now you have a pretty good picture of the Lupercali Festival embedded into your mind. In the ancient times the Romans held the Lupercali Festival every year and it honored young novice hunters…

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‘The Howling’ Gets A Remake

You know werewolves are popular again when they start remaking old werewolf movies. First it was Teen Wolf and now it looks like they are remaking the 1981 horror film, The Howling. This new movie will be titled, The Howling: Reborn (creative) and will be directed by a former studio marketing exec making his directorial…

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10 Gifts For Werewolf Lovers

With Christmas quickly approaching you’re going to need to get a gift for your werewolf lover and I’m here to help you out. Here are 10 gift ideas perfect for any fan of the furry. 1. Pure Instinct Perfume You know wolves have a great sense of smell right? So why not play on that…

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Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Shiver’ To Hit The Big Screen

There’s a new werewolf book that has a rapidly growing fan base, the book – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. This young adult werewolf romance has become so popular in fact that it appears it’s now getting its own movie. Good news for werewolf loving teens! The novel itself is about Grace, who for years has…

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An Ancient Tribe of Werewolves

Hey readers, today we’re going to take a small dip into the very vast and expansive world of Roman mythology to discover a tribe of werewolves. But before we get to the werewolves we first need to touch on Romulus and Remus, who, as you may or may not know are the founders of Rome….

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‘Howl’ For A New Werewolf Show

I’m sure a lot of you werewolf fans are absolutely sick of the current vampire craze. I mean, they’re everywhere – movies, TV shows, books, video games and even clothing. Vampires have taken over the world! But there is good news for fans of the furry kind, the Fox TV network is looking to get…

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The Rogue Wolf: Vargulf

Today I learned a new word -insert smartass jokes here- the word being “Vargulf,” a Norse word meaning “rogue wolf.” A vargulf is a wolf that slaughters an entire herd of sheep (or whatever livestock) but only eats a little bit of the kill. This was obviously a huge problem for herders, so they hunted…

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An American Werewolf Tale

Some of you have wondered why out of all the reported werewolf cases posted here, few of them are American. Well good news, today’s post is on a story that comes straight from the US of A. This story was reported to have happened in 1899 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Many of the folks living there…

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The Tribes of Werewolf: The Apocalypse

For those that don’t know, White Wolf Game Studio didn’t just create the famous vampire role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, they also made a werewolf tabletop game called Werewolf: The Apocalypse. In the game each player plays as a werewolf, or Garou. The Garou’s job is to protect Gaia, or Mother Earth, from the power…

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Bestial: Werewolf Apocalypse

One of our readers recently recommended a werewolf horror novel to me, a novel without any girly love story, it sounded pretty interesting so I thought I’d check it out. The more reviews I read on Bestial: Werewolf Apocalypse by William D. Carl the more I wanted to pick it up. Check out the book’s…

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As The Flame Blows Out

Hey there readers, it’s time again for another real werewolf tale. If you are a long time reader then you know the deal, if you’re new here then let me explain real quick. There have been countless cases of lycanthropy reported all throughout history; some of these stories are super old, while others surprisingly recent….

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