werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Nanotech Silver and Werewolves

Newsflash: If you are a werewolf, silver will kill you. Also, if you are NOT a werewolf, silver will kill you. If you get it inside you, that is. In your bloodstream. It was previously hoped that nanoparticles of silver could be used to kill harmful bacteria. That’s good. But scientists at the University of…

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Werewolf Babies

I first saw this in a video on social media. Actually my lovely better half saw it, then sent me the link. Werewolf babies. They’re a thing now. This article calls them “the weirdest craze you’ll ever see”, but that’s hogwash. This might qualify as weird, but if one of these adorable little werewolf babies,…

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Groovy New Digs For THE THING?!

Actually they’re the same digs, just spruced up. I hope they aren’t spruced up TOO much, though. The, erm, let’s say “hominess” of the roadside attraction is part of its charm. Giving it a gussying is all well and good so long as the unique character and personality of the location remains intact. I’m talking…

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HAINT BLUE: The Wolf And The Bear

I will be offering my official review of the second installment of HAINT BLUE: THE ROCKFORD HAUNTING over at our sister site vampires.com. One facet of the story, however, I felt should be covered here on this site. It is necessary for you to be passingly familiar with the story of HAINT BLUE to appreciate…

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FLUFFY RESTORED

By far the best thing about the 1982 bigscreen Stephen King and George Romero collaboration CREEPSHOW, for me, was the “Fluffy” segment, titled “The Crate.” Unfortunately, time took its toll on the Fluffy puppet. The mechanism still worked, but the skin and hair were looking rough. Makeup maestro Tom Savini created Fluffy, but it was…

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Bigfoot and the Kiddie Porn Cretins

A pervert–correction, accused pervert–named Keith Barnes, aged 46, of Little Rock, Arkansas, who claimed to work for the US government as a Bigfoot hunter, has been busted for kiddie porn. He would wear a uniform and a badge and claim to be an employee of the Department of the Interior hired to search for Bigfoot….

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On Idiocy and TERROR

Our regular readers will, I trust, indulge me for a moment. I consider Political Correctness so intolerable, so vile and noxious, that I will attack it everywhere I see it. Here is an example, if you want to read it. Personally, I hate to even reference it, but I must in order to counter it….

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THE TERROR Episode 7: A Perfect Depiction Of Lycanthropy

As perfect a depiction as I have ever seen, in fact, in a non-werewolf story. A real-world depiction. The episode, entitled “Horrible from Supper,” takes its name from something said by John Morfin (Anthony Flanagan) to Dr. Goodsir, when he’s talking about the effect the smell of cooking human flesh had on him. “They were…

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With Just Three Episodes Left, What’s Missing On THE TERROR?

Overall the series has been excellent, but it isn’t perfect. There are some minor things they could do to make it that way. Or better to say could have done, as it’s too late at this point to change things. For one, I would recommend that anyone watching the show turn on the subtitles feature…

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Carnivorous Sponges!

Yes, the title of this post does sound like the name of an Alternative band, but it isn’t. At least not that I know of. I came across this article and thought I’d be clever. The first animal ever to appear on earth, and appearing over 250 million years earlier than scientists had previously believed….

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As If Pennywise Wasn’t Scary Enough…

A friend of mine got to attend Transworld’s Halloween and Attractions Show in St. Louis, Missouri, recently. (Yes, I was jelly. I still am.) She filmed this giant animatronic Pennywise and sent me the video. Because, you know, it wasn’t like I was already jealous or anything. I did a little digging (which means that…

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A QUIET PLACE Franchise?

Okay, if, IF they could do it right, I’d be okay with it. But if they’re going to make a sequel–and given how much money the film has brought in already, it’s a safe bet there will be one–it should have nothing in common with the first one. Let John Krasinski direct it, but that’s…

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WILDLING

IFC Midnight’s production of Fritz Bohm’s German-language shocker WILDLING is currently available on video-on-demand. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s good or not. I can tell you that, based on what I’ve heard (actually read) about it, it SOUNDS good. And based on this, the official trailer, and on…

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STRANGER THINGS Adds To Its Season Three Cast

Fanboys and girls should recognize the names of the two latest additions to the cast of the upcoming third season of Netflix’s monster hit series (pardon the pun) STRANGER THINGS. One of them is Cary Elwes. Don’t recognize the name? I’ll make it easier for you: He was Wesley from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. And he…

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The Santu Sakai – The “Mouth Men”

The native peoples of Malaysia are always quick to warn outsiders of the dangers of the Santu Sakai. When the visitor, either bemused or alarmed or merely curious, enquires as to what, exactly, the Santu Sakai, or ‘Mouth Men,” ARE, he is informed that they are half human and half animal. They might be a…

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The TASE of Burma

You might have read that as “taste” of Burma, and perhaps wondered why an article about cuisine would be appearing on this site. The brain often makes such mistakes when one is reading, misidentifying words. You see what you think you are SUPPOSED to see, not what is actually written. But no, “Tase” is correct,…

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Chill, Kill, Or Ill? Kill!

For the benefit of those who aren’t familiar, there have always been three major theories concerning the demise of the “Mega-Fauna” at the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago. These three theories have become known collectively as “Chill, Kill, or Ill.” In other words, either the animals were wiped out by…

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What Came Before

I love it when I learn something new while seeking material to offer to you all, dear readers. Being a fantasist at heart, and a dreamer, and having cut my teeth on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and hero-worshipping Sir Richard F. Burton, I have a passion for lost cities and lost civilizations. I’m…

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A QUIET PLACE – You Can’t Keep A Good Monster Down

John Krasinski’s Oscar-worthy magnum opus A QUIET PLACE slipped to the number two spot at the box office in its second weekend, losing its position to RAMPAGE. (I WILL be reviewing RAMPAGE for you on this site, although it will likely be a little late for some. I simply haven’t had the time to get…

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STRANGER THINGS Season Three

Amid reports of the big pay bump the young stars of the smash series STRANGER THINGS are getting for the forthcoming season–and deservedly so, as they are the stars of the show as much as Winona Ryder and David Harbour–and them gallantly ensuring that a special young fan had a happy birthday, comes the first…

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The Tuunbaq, Ready For Its Close-Up

If you, like me, wanted to get a closer look at the star of the new AMC miniseries THE TERROR–I am speaking of course of the monster, the Tuunbaq–than the fleeting glimpse we got in the attack sequence on the ship, when the beast climbed the topmast in pursuit of its prey–then this is the…

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More Details On BEAST? No, Just Wishful Thinking.

Last week I reported on BEAST, the debut film from writer/director Michael Pearce currently making its rounds on the independent circuit, and my speculation that the property might be a werewolf movie. This week there’s a little more fodder for hope, as a new poster has been released for the film, with the tagline “Be…

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Raped By A Yeti

I remember even as a small boy, when I ordered a book on cryptids from one of those through-the-schools book clubs (Y’all remember those?), how distasteful I found it when I read the accounts of the demise of the infamous “Minnesota Iceman.” This woman claimed that she shot the creature after it sexually assaulted her….

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THE TERROR Episode Six: “A Mercy”

It would have been tough for them to top last week’s episode, “First Shot a Winner, Lads,” which featured the on-ship attack sequence with the monster climbing the rigging, but damn if this week’s episode didn’t do it. For those who’ve read the book, this is the carnival sequence. Yes, they’ve shuffled things around. In…

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Show Me The Monster!

It’s a near-ubiquitous rule that, if you’re doing a monster movie, you shouldn’t show you monster too often, lest it lose its scariness. Unless what you’re going for is a more goofy feel, something like we have in the wonderful OCTAMAN, or in any one of the many cheeseball Godzilla flicks. Monster lovers like me…

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