That’s Eddie Quist, I mean. You know, the serial killer who was revealed to be a werewolf in the original THE HOWLING, which was, those of you of sufficient vintage may recall, marketed as anything *but* a werewolf movie. They wanted to sell it as a serial killer movie, then surprise the audience with the werewolves, or so the story goes. I do have to wonder just how surprised they thought the audience might be given the film’s title. I mean, it’s kind of a tipoff, innit?
LYCANTHROPE seems to be taking a page from the playbook of THE HOWLING. It’s also being marketed as a serial killer movie (with a werewolf) than as a werewolf movie. (And, as with THE HOWLING, I have to wonder if the title isn’t going to prove a dead giveaway; at least all the literate fans are going to know what it’s about, all the ones who know what a “lycanthrope” actually is.) LYCANTHROPE is, as of this moment, just a finished script, not a movie. Dread Central does a good job of persuading us why we should want to see it *become* a movie. What interested me most, though, is the shared approach with THE HOWLING. Will it prove as successful for this new proposed film as it did for the classic?