Bray and Bray
I think I’ve figured it out. What is it about Bray Road in particular—this is the Bray Road outside the little town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, which I recently visited—that it can lay claim to its very own werewolf, the Beast of Bray Road? I think I know. It’s the name. I don’t know for whom Bray Road was named, whether it’s a family name or something else, nor could I find this information online. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t dedicate *that* much time to looking, as it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that Bray Road shares its name with Bray Studios in England, the home to Hammer Film Productions in the 1960s. Terence Fisher’s THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF was filmed there!
I theorize that the Beast wanted to visit the site where one of the greatest of all werewolf movies was filmed, but there was some confusion and it ended up on Bray Road instead of at Bray Studios. Makes sense, dunnit? Or perhaps it’s simply a cool bit of serendipity. You may recall that when I visited the real-world gravesite of the Werewolf of Georgia, I was delighted to learn that it was located in *Talbot* County.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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