werewolf, werewolves and lycans

The Werewolf and the Hexham Heads

Have you heard of the Hexham Heads? (I love unintentional alliteration.) Hexham is a town in Northumberland, England. In 1972, allegedly, a pair of Hexham youths were pulling weeds in their yard (it would thus seem that the boys were brothers, since they would’ve been a mite young to be cohabitatin’ otherwise) when they unearthed…

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How To Get Yourself Blocked 101

We maintain a zero tolerance approach to trolls here at this website and on our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. Troll messages are immediately deleted when we get them, which I am happy to report is extremely rare. Far more common are the rambling, pidgin English missives we receive wherein the writer pleads with us…

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The Real Crime That Inspired TWIN PEAKS

Did you know that there really was a Laura Palmer? Even a monster-sized TWIN PEAKS mark like me didn’t know that, not until a couple’a years ago. I was surprised to read that a real-life crime had inspired the series. The mundane world equivalent of Laura was named Hazel Drew, and she lived not in…

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Revisiting the Classics: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS

A maneating dog and a horde of feral humans locked up in the cellar of an old house owned by an insane incestuous brother and sister? That qualifies it for mention on a site dedicated to werewolves, for sure. Released in 1991, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS is both a black comedy and a fairy…

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The Terrible Tully Monster

It is the stuff of nightmares to look upon—except it was only about a foot long. And it also lived some 300 million years ago. Unless, that is, cryptozoologist and journalist Ted Holiday was correct in his hypothesis that the Loch Ness Monster is really just a gigantic Tully Monster. His identification should hold some…

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The Monstrous Minotaur

Everybody knows the classic myth, don’tcha? King Minos of Mycenae (modern-day Crete) was given a snow white bull from Poseidon, the god of the Oceans. He pledged to sacrifice this bull, but decided to keep it for himself instead. In retaliation, Poseidon made Minos’s queen, Pasiphae, fall in love with the bull. She and the…

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THE HUNT Part Six

This man is not my father. Arly had repeated it to herself so often that it had become a mantra. He’s not my father. He’s not my father. He’s not my father. She needed it, she felt. Because Pete had scared her. Made her fear that she wasn’t quite as “recovered” and “whole” a person…

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Battle of the Weres

Lycanthropes are not exclusive to European culture. Far from it. In Europe, the werewolf is prevalent, as it is in America, which is largely the result of European influences, for both good and ill. In Europe the wolf was the most common alpha predator. Whether it was an accurate reflection or not—probably not—the animal people…

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Little Werewolf on the Prairie

I grew up watching LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, because my mom watched it. I don’t remember too much about it, because I was too young, but I do know that every Monday night (I think it always aired on Monday) we’d watch it. I saw some of the shows in syndication when I was…

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Parallels of Murder

There are a lot of parallels between the fictitious Laura Palmer of TWIN PEAKS and the real-life murder victim who inspired her creation, Hazel Drew. Laura was 17 when murdered; Drew was 20. Both led seemingly idyllic, even boring lives, but after their respective murders details came to light suggesting there was a lot more…

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Never Offer to Buy a Cannibal Dinner

James Jameson got off on watching. Cannibalism, that is. This guy, for whose family the whiskey company, and porno star Jenna Jameson, are named, was a real creepazoid. He was a wannabe. He wanted to be “the most interesting man in the world,” an international man of intrigue like Sir Richard Francis Burton. Burton was…

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Hybridization Horror

Science is gonna be the death of us. None of today’s scientists have learned anything from the failed examples set by guys like Victor Frankenstein and the bajillion other mad scientist types of the movies. The best of intentions don’t prevent your experiments from blowing up in your face. In everybody’s faces. A human-monkey hybrid…

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Movie Review: CUCUY THE BOOGEYMAN

When you take the plot of a popular big-screen Horror flick, in this case DISTURBIA, and then throw in samplings from a different big-screen Horror movie, in this case KRAMPUS, and stir, then pen the most paint-by-numbers screenplay possible, you know you are probably dealing with a SyFy original! I caught CUCUY THE BOOGEYMAN by…

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THE HUNT Part Five

Jonas Beauregard Batiste Francois Toussaint had been born with rarefied tastes, he told folks. (He’d also been born with the Caul, but more on that later.) He had a passion for the finer pleasures in life. “I’m a gen-u-wine Epicurean, boss,” he’d say. Most principal of life’s pleasures for him were fine food (sweets in…

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A Visit to Area 51

I haven’t written about this previously, as I generally don’t cover things “alien” on this site. But all this nonsense that’s going around about a raid on the top-secret base—which isn’t top-secret at all since everybody on the planet knows about it, but it is certainly secret-ive—has got me to thinking that maybe it’s time….

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Moving Halloween

This idiocy popped up last year and it’s back. A movement by a bunch of “soccer moms” who don’t want to be inconvenienced by having to take their little ankle-biters trick-or-treating on a weeknight. They want the date for Halloween moved to the last Saturday in October or some crap. There’s a counter-petition, too, that…

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Cryptkins, Wave Two!

Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a second series of those adorable Cryptkins. Once again I swallowed the hook on this one. I had to have several of those cute little beasties. This second series features figures of the Kraken, Cerberus, a Gryphon, a Unicorn, a Gold Dragon, a Blue Dragon, Pegasus, a “Cactus Cat” (pretty sure…

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DVD Review: THE BRAY ROAD BEAST

This is the first of the offerings from Small Town Monsters that I’ve had the pleasure to view, and if the ilk resemble it then it bodes well for the overall quality of their output. Funded in part by crowdsourcing, THE BRAY ROAD BEAST is a slick little production and a must for werewolf aficionados….

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Violence as the Motivator for Women

I don’t think any rational person would argue that there has been a history of sexism, chauvinism, and even misogyny in the motion picture industry. Thankfully that seems to be going out of vogue these days, although it does still happen. Was I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE pure exploitation, as many have claimed, or a…

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Soska Sisters vs. Tarantino

I really like the Soska sisters, the dynamic “Twisted Twins” directing duo responsible for such films as AMERICAN MARY. I don’t doubt that if we all knew each other in real life and lived in the same geographic location we’d be good friends. They are kindred spirits. Quentin Tarantino is a kindred spirit, too, but…

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The Flatwoods Stranger and Your State’s Trademark Monster

Somebody went and photoshopped the face of the Flatwoods Monster into a publicity still of Robin from season three of STRANGER THINGS. I don’t know who did it or I’d be glad to credit him/her. I think it’s cute so I’m sharing it. (Note: I added the werewolf.) I’m also sharing this handy map detailing…

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THE HUNT Part Four

Friends told him the faces kept him up at night. They didn’t understand. The loneliness is what kept him up, or the quiet brought about by the solitude. Or sometimes it was the pain in that damn right shoulder, or both the pain and the quiet working together. Either/or, that was what kept him up…

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The Red Room

Unless you live in a Third World country with no access to the Internet or even a good library, you have no excuse. Today, in America, ignorance is a choice. We have the sum total of all human knowledge literally at our fingertips. How do we use it? To insult strangers on social media and…

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Thoughts of Season Three of STRANGER THINGS

I’ve seen it! Not being able to livestream sucks. You see, in the boonies where I live like a hermit, eating only the wild game I can snare and wearing garments fashioned of old burlap sacks, you can’t get cable, and you can only get the Internet via satellite, as well as satellite television. I…

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Who Complains More, Werewolf Marks or Vampire Marks?

I write content for this site, here, as well as for our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. The latter is such a big umbrella that almost anything falls under its purview. With this site and with vampires, I tend to devote the majority of our focus to the respective monsters in the site titles, as…

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