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#MeToo kills AWIL? Apparently Not.

In case you don’t recognize the initials, AWIL stands for AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. You may recall that Max Landis, son of John Landis, the writer and director of the film, was working on a remake. I never had decided just how I felt about it, but now I really don’t know. Max Landis has…

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Discriminatin’ Against Krampus

It is still Halloween season as I sit typing these words. (Halloween season runs from October 1st until Thanksgiving Day.) For that reason I’m putting off writing about Krampus until it is actually the Christmas season. Mostly. The horned holiday enforcer keeps popping up in my newsfeed—it seems that not Santa Claus alone is the…

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A PUMPKINHEAD Reboot?

Let’s not and say we did, okay? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Don’t mess with perfection. Peter Block, executive producer on all the SAW movies and the dude behind FROZEN (the excellent survival Horror flick and NOT the Disney cartoon) and currently the vampire movie THE SHED (read about that one here), is…

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Robo-Wolves Return!

Well, not yet. But we’re just one small step away from it. And as is the case with any sequel worth its salt, the stakes are higher here, the threat and/or the monsters bigger—and the budget too! You may remember me reporting on the robotic wolves of Japan, the “Super Monster Wolf” built to take…

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Most Disturbing

This clickbait article promises to list the “most disturbing movies ever made.” I’ll save you the trouble of reading it and list those movies here. The people responsible for clickbait sites just love it when I do that. I’m not actually going to list them *all* though. After a while I got tired of scrolling…

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THE HUNT Part 21

“You ever shoot a gun before?” Saint asked. “No,” Corelli replied. “I figured.” Saint moved fast; his quarry had not been concerned about leaving an easy trail. Either the monster did not expect to be followed or else, and this latter the truth, Saint figured, it did not care. “I’d give you a gun,” Saint…

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Did You Hear What I Heard?

Take a listen to this. Can you identify that howl? It was recorded in the Canadian wilderness, so we can with relative safety attribute it so some wild animal. But what kind of animal? A wolf? A moose? A bear? Sasquatch? Officials with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry haven’t been able to…

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More Fossil Ape News

What do we primarily consider the litmus test for being human? Like, what separates us from chimpanzees, with whom we share 99% of the same DNA? Is it speech? That’s a good choice for number one on the list. We can talk and they can’t, not in the way we think of speech. What’s number…

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Bigfoot is just a big ol’ Orangutan

If, that is, Bigfoot is in fact Gigantopithecus blackii, the giant species of ape believed to be extinct but that is frequently put forward as the true identity of Sasquatch. Size-wise, it fits the profile perfectly. Gigantopithecus was BIG, dude. As in ten-to-twelve-feet-tall big. Those who discard Giganto as Bigfoot point out that the animal…

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The Roadside Werewolf

Check out this account from the linked article: “The story comes from Vicki Cunningham, who was a manager at the Days Inn in Elkins at the time of the book’s publication (2001). [The book in question is A GUIDE TO HAUNTED WEST VIRGINIA by Walter Gavenda and Michael T. Shoemaker.—ED] Vicki tells the authors, who…

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Werewolf with a Machete

No, a real werewolf—that is to say, a movie werewolf, an actual, literal werewolf with teeth and claws and fur—wouldn’t need a machete to inflict bodily injury on anyone. A figurative werewolf, though, a human monster, might. William Michael Dennis could not physically transform into a werewolf. He had to settle for putting on a…

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Hell on Audio

The term “sophomore” actually translates as “wise fool.” This hints that a little bit of education can be a dangerous thing. You know just enough to really sound like an idiot, in other words. You’ve probably encountered people like that. People like the counselor in the film THE GOOD SON. Remember her? The soccer-mom PTA…

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CREATURES Will Feature DARK CRYSTAL Artists

“If you loved the classics NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, CRITTERS, DEAD HEAT, GHOULIES, THEY LIVE, and GREMLINS then you’re in for a real treat.” That’s what they’re saying about next year’s CREATURES, due out at Christmas. And the puppet masters who’ve been working on the new Netflix THE DARK CRYSTAL series will be bringing their…

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THE HUNT Part Twenty

Funny the things that go through your mind when you’re about to die. That thing about your whole life flashing before your eyes? That didn’t happen, not for Arly. She’d thought only of David Livingstone and her eleventh grade term paper. Mrs. Odelle had dictated that each student write about an historical person or event,…

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Concerning the DARK ARMY

I have thus far not been all that excited about news of Paul Feig’s potentially upcoming Universal Monsters Horror project DARK ARMY. How could I *not* be, you ask, considering that the movie is rumored to feature all, or at least several, of the classic Universal Monsters? It’s because of Feig’s resume. This is the…

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THE HUNT Part Nineteen

*Son of a bitch almost had me.* The idea of an attack coming from below, from lower ground, had seemed so ludicrous that Saint hadn’t been on guard against it. Hadn’t considered it, even. *If it had’n screamed, given itself away.* Saint had leapt out of the way just in time to avoid being crushed…

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The Spirituality of STRANGER THINGS

Here is a reflection written by a Christian minister concerning the smash Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. And it isn’t what you might initially expect. The rantings and ravings of people who brand themselves as “Christian” may have conditioned you to automatically expect the worst. They certainly have done that with me—and I *am* a practicing…

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Is the Skunkape a Chimpanzee? Or an Orangutan?

Take a gander at the accompanying photograph. I have to say that this is one of the best photographs I’ve seen purporting to show a Skunkape, Bigfoot, or any other kind of unidentified hairy hominid. If I came across this in the woods (or swamp) in the dark, lit it up suddenly with my flashlight,…

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Bigfoot is Missing!

According to police reports, someone stole Bigfoot—or a concrete version of him—from his home in front of Mattress Monsterz in Boynton Beach, in southern Florida. Considering that the statue would have weighed over 300 pounds, stealing it took some determination. Unless the statue came to life and walked off all on its own. Or maybe…

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THE HUNT Part Eighteen

Garrett Roth hadn’t expected to live, anyway. From the moment he’d crossed through from the world he knew into this other place, this other dimension, he’d known he would never return. There are some things men were never meant to know and some places they were never meant to go. Those are the provinces of…

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Tracking the Thylacine

“Decades after the last captive thylacine died, the hunt for the Tasmanian tiger is very much alive.” So begins this linked article. And decades after the last surviving thylacine, aka the Tasmanian Tiger, aka the Tasmanian Wolf, supposedly died, people keep seeing them. These are credible sightings, too. A lot of the time in cases…

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Werewolves vs. Nazis

I concede that I tend to focus on things that I personally enjoy here and on our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. Conversely I tend to not write about things I don’t like (or, if something really sticks in my craw, I’ll write about it in order to excoriate it). I haven’t written much about…

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Your Weekly Dose of Stupidity

As I’ve said before, it only takes one. Let just one person complain, and your average company will acquiesce to the demands, no matter how lacking in credibility those demands might be. Or, to be brutally honest, how stupid they are, and how stupid it is that the complainant got offended in the first place….

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Is that the Wolfman?

I have to give credit to my mates in the Ed Wood appreciation site on Facebook for providing me with inspiration for this article. Thanks, guys! Check out these pictures. Do they look the same to you? They certainly are similar. The one on the left is a Halloween mask of the Wolfman. It is…

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

I spent All Saints Day hitting up all the Halloween stores within driving distance, where everything had been marked down and making off like a bandit. You might find this facile, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I covered the spiritual aspects of the celebration on the following day, All Souls or Dia de los…

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