werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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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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-STRANGER THINGS Synopsis and the Upside-Down Cheeseburger

I bought my special STRANGER THINGS-themed package of New Coke. I bought the Baskin-Robbins exclusive STRANGER THINGS Funko figure. I will NOT buy a freakin’ package of ketchup for some exorbitant fee! No matter how cute it is! Burger King is, you see, offering special STRANGER THINGS products, including a special cardboard crown, packets of…

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-The Fouke Monster Festival

I wasn’t able to make it, unfortunately, and even if I had been able to rearrange my schedule to make the trip to the Fouke, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas area, the event had been sold out for months. I’ve been to Fouke before. I’ve visited the world-famous Monster Mart, driven the backroads out by the…

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-Heads up!

Discovered in Siberia and currently on display in Japan is the head of a giant Ice Age wolf, with “giant” being a relative term, here. It isn’t big like Ralph the giant wolf from RAMPAGE, but it is considerably larger than any wolf alive today. The head is 16 inches long, whereas the head of…

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-A Return Visit to Hawkins

I am nothing if not tenacious. It comes with having an obsessive personality. My first visit to my nearest Baskin-Robbins—participating retailers of which franchise have been temporarily transformed into Hawkins, Indiana in honor of the forthcoming third season of STRANGER THINGS, due to release on Netlfix on July 4th—having been a disappointment, I determined to…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 55

Chaney opened her eyes. *I’m still alive?!* She could see light. She rolled over from where she had landed on her belly. The flashlight lay beside her, still burning. Good flashlight. The air had gone foggy, thick with dust. Chaney sat up. Where the tunnel had been, the flashlight’s beam now revealed a wall of…

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THERIOPHOBIA: FEAR THE BEAST Part 54

The Beast dropped Chaney again; the impact brought her back to full consciousness. She rolled over to see the Beast pawing at the ground, shaking its head, rubbing at its muzzle. Enough Moonlight spilled down through the trees for her to make out pieces of broken glass scattered over the pine needles. The Beast ground…

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WE’RE WOLVES Still Coming. But Don’t Hold Your Breath.

As we all wait impatiently for the second season of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS to grace the airwaves, there is word from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement concerning their proposed sequel/spinoff WE’RE WOLVES, featuring the werewolves who appeared in the WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS movie. Said Waititi at a recent event:…

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-What Happened With SWAMP THING?

The new SWAMP THING series airing on DC’s new streaming service got cancelled almost before the first episode released. Considering the debut episode got positive reactions from fans and from critics, it wasn’t due to a failure in quality that the brass at Warner Brothers made this decision. Why, then? There are rumors that it…

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