*Points to the title* Is it so? Have werewolves become boring? Beings who transform from human to wolf could never get old, right? Well, it kind of seems like they have. Before you send me hate mail, hear me out…
Lately it seems that nearly every werewolf book, movie or show is the same. The same combination, just different names and settings. You have a cursed human who transforms into a ravaging beast on the full moon. That was once an extraordinary story, but now it’s been done to death and it leaves me feeling bored. Yeah, I said it – bored. Every time I pick up a werewolf novel at the bookstore it falls under the lines of something I have already read. Like the girl who tames the ferocious beast in her werewolf lover, the town plagued by a werewolf murdering its citizens, the werewolf battling it out with a vampire, the misunderstood werewolf trying to be a normal human… etc. It’s the same storylines over and over again. I want more.
I want a book or film that isn’t predictable. I am so tired of reading a werewolf novel or watching a werewolf show and finding the entire story predictable. You don’t want to be able to guess the ending to a story before finishing it. That takes all of the enjoyment out of the tale.
And sure, some writers tweak things by taking out the full moon curse or giving their wolves control. But even that has become overdone and boring.
Do I hate werewolves now? No! I will always love werewolves, but I expect better. I want more than the same tired stories retold over and over again.
What about you? Are you bored with werewolf stories? Or am I being too needy? Do you want to see something that’s actually new and innovative? Let me know in a comment below.
About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.