werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Does Something For Us Dogs

Sure, Leo doesn’t exactly look or act like he’s on the werewolf side of things, but you won’t believe the surprises he has in store for us. Gasp! The screenwriter of Orphan, –that crazy kick ass movie that had a twist I sure as hell didn’t see coming, –David Leslie Johnson, will be handling a…

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The Werewolf of Hüsby

Time again for another supposedly true tale reported in the middle ages. This werewolf occurrence happened in Hüsby, Germany. In this small village lived an old, penny-pinching woman. So stingy was this woman that she gave her farmhands very little to eat, although there was fresh meat every Sunday.  The household wondered about this, because…

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Craig and the Werewolf Plus! Exclusive Interview with Actor/Creator Brett Register!

It’s not easy being a noob werewolf, and Craig makes that painfully obvious. Trapped in a mutual lease with his deranged werewolf roommate Brett, it isn’t long before “gets down with the sickness” as well. Soon, he’s chewing on people, and experiencing a little trouble with his girlfriend. She’s pretty understanding though, being a vampire…

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Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

On my last trip to heaven, aka the book store, I came across the book Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow and after giving it a look thought “Wow! A werewolf horror novel written in poetic verse! Why the hell haven’t I heard of this book until now?” So once I got home I had to…

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Why the Christmas Myth?

There are as many legends surrounding werewolves as there are werewolves themselves but most recently it was the Christmas myth that intrigued me. Apparently, being born on Christmas Day either makes you more prone to being a werewolf or is a sure sign that someone you’re in contact with is a werewolf, should that happen…

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The Werewolves of Greifswald

Centuries old records from towns and cities throughout Europe often mention infestations of some sort of supernatural foe. Sometimes it was vampires, other times it was demons or evil spirits, and of course, some times it was werewolves. Records from 1640 show that the German city of Greifswald was once completely overrun by gruesome werewolves….

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Five Fabulous Werewolf Comics

Werewolf, 1966 – Only three issues of this comic were ever made, sadly enough, –so if you happen to be an owner, congratulations! The story follows a super agent werewolf, Major Wiley Wolf. After his plane crashes in the Arctic Circle, Wiley has amnesia, begins living with wolves, turns feral ( and probably goes bonkers),…

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That’s Just Berserk!

We may not often use the term ‘berserk’ to describe werewolves but, it certainly is quite fitting. The most fitting actually, seeing as how the term berserk actually stems from the legends of the Norseman. This legend contained warriors that were called the Berserkers. Berserk actually means ‘bear skin’ and these warriors were so named…

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The Green Wolf Celebration

Hey readers, this post is about a celebration from way back. Woo! Party? Well not exactly, I’m afraid this is a little different than what you imagined. The celebration of the green wolf marks an ancient custom that observes the times way back when wolves, outlaws and you guessed it, werewolves would hide in the…

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Being Human & the American Remake

George Sands is the werewolf in Being Human, and although he’s great, he’s also kind of a nerd; with an IQ of 156, George is intelligent, though socially inept, and refers to being a werewolf as “that thing that happens to me once a month.” So, in a way, George sort of deals with being…

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More Than A Single Word

This post is for all the word lovers out there. The word “werewolf” is obviously one we have all heard before and like any word this one’s origins can be traced way back . But werewolf isn’t the only word used to describe our beloved furry beasts, of course not, there are many. In the…

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Rambo V: The Savage Hunt

What could possibly be cooler and more badass than Rambo? Rambo and a werewolf, that’s what! The once lucrative franchise is now clearly grasping at straws to hold its head above water, but hey, that’s okay, because werewolves, –or at least, a creature that resembles one, –are involved. The film is supposed to be released,…

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The Best Werewolf Movie I’ve Seen In Years…. Is 5 Minutes Long

There’s a perverted werewolf, a pig with a penchant for torture porn parody, and a cat-girl furry thing who uses her many charms to seduce her naughty friends in this amalgamation of deliriously strange movie madness. I haven’t been this wrapped up in a werewolf movie since I saw Ginger Snaps for the first time….

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A Cautionary Tale

A werewolf needs to be careful; you don’t want someone to discover what you are. People destroy what they fear and if people happen to learn that there is a monstrous werewolf living among them then they will do everything they can to get rid of it. So today I’ll tell you two true tales…

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Little Women & Werewolves

First there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I admit it, I rebelled. I still haven’t read it because, well, –zombies just aren’t my thing, and I didn’t want to see the beautiful Austen world overrun with zombies. But I admit I’m thawing. Next in the list of classic literature mash-ups, is another Austen…

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Weird Werewolf Wonders: Nine Things You Have to Buy!

1. Silver Bullets – Too bad you have to request them custom made, or make them yourself, –yes, sad but true. Silver bullets are not commercially manufactured, but you can order them from most major ammo companies. 2. Werewolf Hunting & Specimen Kit – The kit includes handwritten notes on anatomy, weaknesses, sightings, experiences, and…

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A Deeper Look Into Little Red Riding Hood

All of us have heard the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the famous fairytale about the girl in the red cloak that visits her grandma in the woods only to find the big bad wolf ate grandma and plans on eating her as well.  Yes yes, we all know this story. In the version…

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Three Terrible Werewolf Movies You Can’t Miss

1. Daughter of a Werewolf aka La lupa mannara – In this nifty Italian film from ’68, after being raped at 15, a young female descendant of werewolves, Daniela, goes on a killing rampage. She starts her rampage with her sister’s new husband Fabian, seducing him, then eating him. A blowjob that ends as badly…

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Show us your werewolf costume

Show Us Your Werewolf Costume! What kind of werewolf are you dressing up as this Halloween? The fearsome and gory monster, the goofy friendly wolf, Twilight’s Jacob Black? Or something totally different? Why not show us by sending a photo of your awesome werewolf costume to mail@darkness.com with the title “Werewolf Costume” and then we…

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Why the Wolf?

Those that believe that werewolves are not real creatures but simply legends of folklore and beings made for our entertainment, sometimes wonder why the form of the wolf was chosen. What is it about the beauty of the woods that sparks such fear and awe all at the same time? So, out of all the…

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The Ginger Snaps Trilogy

I love this trilogy; deeply, and anyone who doesn’t can just leave the room now. From the haunting orchestral soundtracks, to the gruesome effects, I’m in love. There’s a lot of talk about how the original film was a metaphor for the horrors of female puberty, –trust me, guys, female adolescence has never before been…

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Werewolves: The Dark Survivors Special

So, Animal Planet, yes, Animal Planet just debuted their dark and twisted werewolf special,  Werewolves: The Dark Survivors.  This special is a “mockumentary,” a fake documentary meant to sound like something real.  According to Animal Planet’s website… Dare to imagine that werewolves aren’t myths, but are actually a part of our world. Since escaping to…

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The Best of Cartoon Werewolves

1. Wolfie from the Groovie Ghoulies, circa 1970, –the hippest cat, well, actually, dog, around –looking fabulousin Jesus-sandals and a yellow outfit, his two best buddies were Frankie and Bella La Ghostly, –a fabulous vampire type guy who looks like Dracula in spandex and pumps. The band plays a new pop song each show, and…

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Is That A Werewolf?!

So lets say it’s the seventh century, yea, that far back, and you suspect you or someone you know just might be a werewolf. But how can you be sure? I mean, you don’t want any mistakes, any risks, right? Don’t worry boys and gals, I’ve got what you need. You see, back then “doctors”…

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A Love Affair with a Beast

Before there was Twilight, or Blood & Chocolate to demonstrate themes of werewolves in love with humans, and humans in love with werewolves, there was The Company of Wolves. Inherent throughout the film are various popular themes, both cinematic and social, and shares certain similarities with the film Labyrinth of the same era. For example,…

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