werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Ben Cooper Is Coming Back!

This is big news to all us Monsterkidz of a certain demographic, those of us old enough to remember the glory days of Halloween costumes and little rubber action figures. The “Ben Cooper” company made both, and they were inexpensive, flimsy works of art. No, Art! Capital “A” Art. When I was a wee bairn,…

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A Plea to Warner Brothers: We Need More TARZAN

Has it been a year already? Man, sometimes I can’t believe how quickly the ol’ tempus fugits. I wish it would slow down. I’d love for time to pass as slowly in the summertime now as it did in the summers of my childhood, back when I was a kid in school, like cool molasses….

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TWIN PEAKS Recap: Laura Is The One

Four simple words spoken by the Log Lady (insert sadface emoji here) confirms what we all kinda knew already from the acid-trip episode a couple’a weeks back, when we saw Laura Palmer’s essence materialize from the head of The Giant and go floating out into the ether: There’s something special about Laura. Like, cosmically special….

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Clearing up the (confusion concerning) HOUSE(S)

This one bugged me, so I had to get to the bottom of it. I will share my findings with you all, on the off-chance that somebody out there, somewhere, has been likewise flummoxed over this one. Ready? There’s this guy, Ted Dekker. He’s a Christian Fiction author. He co-authored a book called HOUSE along…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF

Well, it’s here. My first novel. It’s available for purchase, for mass consumption. After many, many years of toil and strife, my first book has clawed its way into the light of day. Please consider giving it a try. It’s only $2.99. Worth taking a gamble on. I think you’re gonna like it. I can…

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Another Trailer for ANOTHER WOLFCOP

A pleasant little surprise this morning, guaranteed to make my day better. I log-in to ye trusty ole social media site, and learn that a new trailer for the upcoming ANOTHER WOLFCOP has dropped. This is a cause for celebration! 2014’s WOLFCOP was such a sweet surprise. Early glimpses made it look like some cheesy…

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Anachronisms in STRANGER THINGS

I’ve just finished watching the entire first (and waaaaaay too short) season of STRANGER THINGS on my new DVD. Yeah, I bought the DVD. I’m a “Collector,” see. Toys, figures, movies, posters, any and all kinds and sorts of pop culture ephemera. We Collectors don’t much go in for this “streaming” and “digital access” stuff….

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TWIN PEAKS – An Itch That Must be Scratched

Now we’re at the top of the hill, starting to roll downhill. The second half of the season has begun. I think I’ve figured out the symbolism of the underarm rash. Is it all really starting to bug you yet? Irritating? And you just can’t stop scratching it? Or else you’re starting to break out,…

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The Anniversary of John Logan’s Shame

It slipped past me, I admit. I was sick for a good week and a half with the worst allergies I’ve ever experienced (I blame global warming) and then I was traveling–and yes, there was some overlap, which resulted in me trying to conduct an interview with no voice whatsoever, which was an interesting experience–so…

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The Cursed Skull of Chattanooga Ghost Tours

While visiting the shop of curiosities out of which Chattanooga Ghost Tours is based this past weekend, and interviewing owner Amy Petulla on the subject of the legendary (’round these parts) severed head of the Beast of Sugar Flats Road (see separate article), I heard another story that I knew I had to share with…

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The Sugar Flats Road Monster Head of Chattanooga Ghost Tours

I sometimes have to remind myself that I write not for a regional audience, or even a national one, but for an international one. With such being the case, not everyone who reads this will automatically be familiar with the tourism hotspot of the Southeast that is Chattanooga, Tennessee. A beautiful destination with tons of…

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STRANGER THINGS Action Figures On The Way

I already own the adorable Funko version of the Demogorgon. He sits and stares at me as I type this article, in fact–if he CAN stare. I have yet to see any pronounced eyes on the guy. No eyes, no nose, just that flower-petal head and all those TEETH! Oh, but wait…Funko is making these…

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TMNT vs. Universal Monsters

Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be tussling with the classic Universal Monsters. That sounds awesome. And it even gets awesome-er: the voice of Dracula will be provided by star of FRIGHT NIGHT Chris Sarandon! (No word yet on who will be voicing the Wolfman, but it’s a safe bet it WON’T be Dwayne…

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John Landis on the new DARK UNIVERSE of Monsters

Although this article ‘chere assures us that the legendary Director, responsible for a little film called AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON as well as Michael Jackson’s THRILLER video, among numerous other films, “bashed” Universal’s new DARK UNIVERSE of planned films, his criticisms weren’t actually that harsh. In addition, he was spot-on, for the most part….

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A Tale of Two Toes

Actually, it’s only one toe, the same toe. And this article doesn’t quite qualify for inclusion as a report on anthrophagy, aka cannibalism, but it’s close enough. Besides, I thought it was funny. We all need a little levity, don’t you think? Sure we do. In that spirit, then, may I present to you all…

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Queer Teenage Werewolves to the, um, rescue?

First things first. I understand that, to some people, the term “queer” is pejorative. I understand this is common amongst older members of the gay community, whereas younger folks have taken the word and attempted to recreate it as something positive. I don’t use it here to be offensive, but in the spirit in which…

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TWIN PEAKS: The Acid Trip Continues

Remember last week when I said how the fringes of the overall narrative were starting to come together? Spoke too soon, didn’t I? Last week’s episode almost seemed familiar, but Mr. Lynch went full on ERASERHEAD with this week’s entry. Seriously, I’m not even gonna try to decipher that craziness. Or, since I do have…

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Review: IT COMES AT NIGHT

I’m gonna stick this one here because it sounds like it COULD be a werewolf movie, or at least a Monster movie of some kind. It isn’t either of those things. In fact it scarce qualifies as a Horror movie at all. It’s more of a dark Drama. It’s a survival story. This is why…

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TWIN PEAKS: The Doppelganger Is Out!

The seventh episode of the third season was the best one yet. The story is starting to pick up speed. Little by little, as symbolized by that guy we all watched sweeping the floor of the Bang Bang Bar at the end of the episode, sweeping all the little, scattered pieces into a pile, the…

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Lak Sivrak Returns

Last week I did a feature on Lak Sivrak, the Werewolf of the STAR WARS universe. Ol’ Lak came into being as the result of makeup maestro Rick Baker putting one of his pre-existing werewolf masks on an extra for the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in EPISODE FOUR: A NEW HOPE. When George Lucas revamped…

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Another List of the Greatest Werewolf Movies of All Time

Every time I chance upon one of these kinds of compilations, I have to stop and read it, just to make sure the compiler got it right, or didn’t get it too wrong. Usually they’re not too far off the mark. Let’s get to it, then. First, lemme spoil their list for them by repeating…

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A Deuce of Fairytale Fearsomeness

Have you ever heard of STRUWWELPETER (“In English, “Shockheaded Peter”)? Me neither. It was written in 1845 by a guy named Heinrich Hoffman. (I’m betting the title tipped you off that the book was written by a German guy.) Apparently it inspired Tim Burton to create Edward Scissorhands. (Edward would seem to be a combination…

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Book Review: SOMETHING IN THE WOODS IS TAKING PEOPLE

This “book” is actually a compilation of five works by author Stephen Young: SOMETHING IN THE WOODS IS TAKING PEOPLE, HUNTED IN THE WOODS, PREDATORS IN THE WOODS, TAKEN IN THE WOODS, and MYSTERIOUS THINGS IN THE WOODS. Mr. Young gets a lot of press on the COAST TO COAST AM radio program, or so…

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Review: BONE TOMAHAWK

A trio of townspeople are kidnapped by a pack of cannibalistic, cave-dwelling troglodytes, and a posse consisting of Sheriff Kurt Russell along with his elderly deputy, a cripple, and an Indian fighter turned gunslinger, have to go rescue them. That’s the premise. It’s equal parts old-school Western and Horror movie. It’s THE SEARCHERS meets THE…

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The Disappearance of Lak Sivrak, the Werewolf of STAR WARS

Did you know there was a werewolf in the original STAR WARS? It’s true. The character’s name was Lak Sivrak, although it didn’t receive this handle until later. It, or he, even had his own action figure. Fans and other creators gave him an elaborate backstory, but his beginnings were humble. Special Effects god-man Rick…

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