werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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THE HUNT by Wayne Miller, Part 1

[As promised, here’s the first entry to my novella. Enjoy!] The place stank. If a prison should have a common smell, the kind of stench one would expect of such a place, Abbeville State Penitentiary had it. Like a cesspool of human sin, Garret Roth mused. It looked as ugly as it smelled, too, a…

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Let’s Go To The Mall!

Not since George Romero’s 1978 DAWN OF THE DEAD has a mall featured so prominently as the backdrop for a Horror story. (Unless you count 1986’s CHOPPING MALL, which we really should, since it’s a wonderfully cheesy 80s Horror “classic”.) Like too many malls today, Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia, wasn’t doing so well….

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Wolf’s Museum of Mystery – Reborn!

It’s still in the gestational stages, but I’m so glad to see that a new sprout has started growing from the scorched stump of the Museum of Mystery. Readers may recall how the MOM was destroyed by fire after relocating from St. Augustine, Florida to New York State. As the days passed and the grief…

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The Area 51 Gate Three Incident

For what it’s worth, I don’t put much stock in this one. I think it’s a good story but that’s about it. That’s not to say I discount the whole Area 51 phenomenon. Much the opposite, in fact. But this particular story, involving an “escape” from the restricted government facility, or an attempted escape, has…

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Horror vs. the Tentpoles

“Clutter.” That’s the new term du jour when it comes to describing the current box office. It means simply that there are a lot of movies you want to see in theaters all at the same time. And, with time being a precious commodity, choices must be made. Why didn’t the masterful MIDSOMMAR do better…

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Movie Review: CHILD’S PLAY

I typically don’t cover the slashers here on this site, relegating them to our sister site darkness.com. But since I mentioned the all new CHILD’S PLAY last week in regards to the film’s fictional feud with the *other* killer doll movie out in theaters now, ANNABELLE COMES HOME (which has a werewolf in it!), I’ll…

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Forget Waldo. Where’s Pazuzu?

First Annabelle appeared in blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in last winter’s AQUAMAN. Now we have the statue from THE EXORCIST hidden in a film frame in GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. (Which, if you haven’t seen it yet, you really should before it leaves theaters. This movie is the reason they made movie theaters in the first…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Finale

TOMORROW: WANING MOON Hank Frye nodded to the trio of uniformed policemen standing, sipping coffee from their Styrofoam cups, and stepped through the sliding glass doors of the lobby, out of the air-conditioned coolness and into the morning humidity. 95 degrees already, and not even lunchtime. Just a morning like any other in Ironwood. Except…

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Introducing THE HUNT

This week will mark the final installment of my novel THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST posted here to this site. I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading it. The clicks say that you *have* been reading, and since I’ve received no harsh yet witty criticisms I can but assume that you’ve been digging it. I’m pretty proud…

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Don’t pick that fight, Foukey!

Y’all, I love the Fouke Monster and THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK about as much as anybody can love ‘em. The movie is an out-and-out classic, a drive-in masterpiece, as well as a vintage slice of shadowy Americana, and I’m thrilled that, with its full digital restoration and time currently being spent on the theater…

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Skeptical of the Skeptics

Skepticism is good. Everyone should be skeptical, of anything and everything. Especially where claims of the paranormal are concerned. This allows people to avoid being duped, taken advantage of. One should always look to the dictum of Occam’s Razor when assessing any purported case of the paranormal. Occam’s Razor, coined by medieval scholar and theologian…

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The Warrens’ Werewolf

All the THE CONJURING movies have ostensibly been based on true stories, but some of them are a step removed. For example, the origin story for Annabelle the doll provided by the first two ANNABELLE films (The first one fell short, so why not retcon it with a sequel? And it worked.) was entirely fictitious….

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PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS – John Logan Gets Desperate

Remember back when John Logan prematurely pulled the plug on PENNY DREADFUL? Sure you do. I gave him all sorts of hell over it, at the behest of fans of the series who felt royally screwed over by Mr. Logan. I offered proof that Logan lied when he said the ending had been planned in…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 58

Marley came through the woods by the light of the Moon alone, as it bled down through the branches of the pine trees. Her eyes had adjusted to the darkness; she could see well enough. She did not know in which direction she moved or even her destination. Just that she must find Lucas Vale….

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Movie Review: MIDSOMMAR

As was the case with Jordan Peele after the success of GET OUT, when I said that his follow-up effort would prove whether or not he was for real or just got lucky (and I need not have worried, as US is brilliant, even better than GET OUT), I felt that Ari Aster’s sophomore effort…

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Chucky Vs. Annabelle

I’ve found those posters depicting Chucky, the new Chucky from the CHILD’S PLAY remake (expect my official review over at our sister site darkness.com as soon as I get a free moment to go see it), offing all the toys from the TOY STORY franchise to be quite funny, and a clever form of advertising….

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The GHOSTBUSTERS Terror Dogs

Over at our sister site vampires.com I’ve been talking about the 30th anniversary of GHOSTBUSTERS 2, waxing all nostalgic and stuff. But there’s some GHOSTBUSTERS-related news to report this week on this site, too. The Terror Dogs in the original 1984 film aren’t werewolves in the sense that they don’t ever transition from human beings…

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STRANGER THINGS Shoes and Ice Cream, And Pissing Off That One Dude

This post is for the guy who sent me a message a coupl’a three weeks back bitching about my coverage of STRANGER THINGS on this site. ‘Cause, y’know, there isn’t a werewolf in STRANGER THINGS. (Yet.) I’m sorry, Fred, but most of our readers dig on STRANGER THINGS and like to read about it. But…

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A Swamp Thing Movie?

A more cynical person might think the whole thing was done as a publicity stunt. If it were, it certainly worked. The mysterious cancellation of the new SWAMP THING television series, or streaming series, as it were. The various reasons put forward and then argued over as to why the cancellation occurred. It got us…

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The Fouke Monster Meets The Blob!

Did the tile of this article cause your pulse to quicken, just a little bit? If so, you are a true blue Monsterkid! I don’t wanna be a tease, though. This isn’t a forthcoming movie I’m talking about. You’ll see. By all accounts, the Fouke Monster Festival held last weekend in Fouke, Arkansas was a…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 57

Somehow, Leland made it back across the living room floor. *Don’t wanna die! Don’t wanna die!* The pain had driven him to a point past suffering. Each breath came out as a whimper, each movement a squeal of anguish. *Please!* He crawled to the front door, which Marley had not bothered to close. He pushed…

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Movie Review: ANNABELLE COMES HOME

There’s a werewolf in this one! A real, honest-to-goodness, bona fide werewolf! It only gets a little screen time, but still, we take our werewolves where we can get them, don’t we? ANNABELLE COMES HOME received the lowest score of the three ANNABELLE movies from theater-goers, which is ironic (yet predictable) since it is the…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 56

Mathilda lay in perfect darkness, listening. She could hear the Beast chewing on its leg. Her heart pounded like a drum, and every beat caused the pain in her leg to flare up anew. She trembled, cold. She waited. “Comin’ home, Lord,” she whispered. A skittering near her head. “Tillie?” A familiar voice inside her…

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-Satan’s Soyburgers

And here is this week’s comic relief. In this age of the Internet, it’s nigh impossible to say for certain if something you see is legit, what with Poe’s Law and satire and all that. But it really doesn’t matter in this case if it’s for realz or not. It’s still funny, either way. I’d…

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-BAD DOG, a New Hound From Hell

Oh, man. I need to see this movie. NEED to see it. It’s a combination of your typical syrupy “family-friendly” dog movie and a Horror flick. It’s the story of Bub, the Devil’s favorite dog, who gets kicked out of Hell and ends up getting adopted by a struggling single dad—aren’t all single dads struggling…

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