werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Primed For PRIMAL? Skip It.

The recipe sounds tasty. Think SNAKES ON A PLANE. Then replace the snakes with various and sundry large carnivorous animals. There is a big game hunter onboard the plane, chaperoning all the animals. There is also an assassin who is being extradited to the US for trial. The bad guy escapes custody and opens all…

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Equal Time For Werewolves

Recently I posted an article over at our sister site vampires.com concerning the ways in which a person can become a vampire. It seems only fair, then, that I tackle the subject here of how one can become a werewolf. Ready? Let’s do this! First off, you can make a deal with the devil or…

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MOUNTAIN MONSTERS Rednecks Against The Were-Pig

Last week–or was it week before last–I mentioned that I had finally seen an episode of the MOUNTAIN MONSTERS television series from Destination America, and I pronounced my verdict: it’s total, unpolished bullshit. How I made it so many years without ever seeing an episode I can’t say, but now that I know it exists,…

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STRANGER THINGS Season Three: What We Know So Far

Not a whole lot, if I’m being honest, but let’s discuss what we DO know. We can speculate about the rest. Perhaps the most exciting bit of confirmed news for me is that the Shadow Monster will return. “The Shadow Monster is still lurking up there out there in the Upside Down. He is determined…

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Charlie, Charlie Everywhere

Charles Manson may be dead, but he doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. The guy’s name just keeps popping up in the news (which would no doubt please him immensely). Star of GHOST ADVENTURES and documentarian behind DEMON HOUSE Zak Bagans, who managed to snag a pair of Manson’s dentures for his haunted…

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Father of Birmingham Baphomet Dies

The Baphomet, an anthropomorphic, androgynous goat-headed figure, has become the unofficial official symbol of modern Satanists (Who don’t really believe in Satan, or God, or…it’s complicated, okay?) but it has its origins in the history of the Knights Templar, who were accused of worshipping “Baphomet” or “Bahomet,” which is a mispronunciation of Mohammed. In other…

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Review: THE TERROR episodes 1 and 2

I’ve been looking forward to this one, and I’m glad to report that I wasn’t disappointed. The pilot episode–which was really two episodes aired consecutively–was slow, yes. But it’s a deliberate slowness, like bringing water to a boil; or for a better analogy, the way deep cold seeps into the flesh, into the bones. A…

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ALPHA Delayed

I saw this cool cardboard stand-up at the theater the other day when I went to see BLACK PANTHER. It’s a promo for the upcoming film ALPHA, and it’s a mosaic, made up of photographs people have sent in of them and their dogs. You can only see the individual pictures when you get in…

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THE HOWLING Board Game

First off, let me state that the term “board game” should be a single word. In fact, I’m making it one. Boardgame. I don’t care if my spellcheck says it isn’t. Shakespeare made up his own words. Why can’t I? And if “spellcheck” is now recognized as an actual word, so should be “boardgame.” There,…

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Robo-Wolves

This is a Horror movie waiting to happen. In Japan, they’re having problems with wild boars. A wild hog can get big, really big, and really nasty. In a short time, a feral hog will grow body hair and big-ass tusks and potentially pose a real threat, if encountered, to human beings, not to mention…

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DIONYSIOS: THE TOME OF RECKONING

Many moons ago, I had a desire to make it as a comic book writer. And, as it was close enough to impossible to break into one of the big companies without any credentials, I figured small press was the way to go. Problem was, I couldn’t draw even a stick figure, and my “partner,”…

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Commiserating Over Toys ‘R Us

Last week brought the sad news that Toys ‘R Us was going to be shutting the doors on all of its stores, that the franchise was folding. I penned this emotional tribute. Then, this past weekend, I made it a point to visit my nearest store. I wasn’t the only one. The place was packed,…

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CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE Coming To BluRay

For me it’s a toss-up as to which is the better film, 1942’s CAT PEOPLE, directed by Jacques Tourneur, or its 1944 sequel, CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, directed by Robert Wise (with Gunther von Fritsch). Both films were produced by classic Horror cinema legend Val Lewton, and both are masterful, beautiful and haunting pieces…

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SHIVERS: A PLAY FOR CHILDREN

I love Horror. I’m a genre junkie. As a playwright, director, and producer (Hey, if I don’t toot my own horn a little, I can’t just assume somebody else will do it for me) I’m trying to keep the glorious tradition of the Grand Guignol alive. I specialize in Horror, True Crime, and Mysteries. I…

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Problems Plaguing STRANGER THINGS

We knew it was gonna happen. Or we should have. I suspect none of us cared when Harvey Weisntein got outted as a sexual predator. It didn’t affect us any. We could collectively be pleased that such a heinous individual was getting his comeuppance. But once the #metoo movement got up and running, spawning other…

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New THE HOWLING Tell-All Book

To be published in May by Miami Fox Publishing, which is located not in Miami but in Great Britain, ironically enough, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE HOWLING is written by Bryn Curt James Hammon and will feature an introduction by Philippe Mora, who directed HOWLING 2 and HOWLING 3. (This introduction should be about ten…

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TWIN PEAKS Beer and a Lynchian Video game

I don’t drink beer, but who’s gonna drink these official TWIN PEAKS brand beers anyway? They’re collector’s items. Also, the beer might or might not be any good. I wouldn’t know as, as I just said, I don’t drink beer (I don’t drink alcohol, period, except for small amounts–I’m diabetic–but if I did, I’d prefer…

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Is Your Kid A Killer In The Making?

This is from the New York Post, so take that for what it’s worth, but the headline grabbed my attention. I’m fascinated by abnormal psychology. The fact that you can have a human being who looks perfectly normal, acts perfectly normal (in public), yet is capable of the most incredible depravities, violence, and cruelty, because…

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“Shapeshifter” Tiger Murdered By Morons

This pisses me off. The Sumatran Tiger is a beautiful, majestic, and severely endangered animal. And now there is one less of them. Idiot villagers in the northern part of the island country killed it because they thought it was a supernatural being, an evil spirit, or an evil sorcerer who had taken on animal…

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FANGORIA Rises From The Dead

Glory, hallelujah! FANGORIA is coming back! For all Monsterkidz of a certain age, this will be huge news, a cause for a massive celebration. Before there was such a thing as the Internet, and after FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND had stopped printing new issues, those of us belonging to that specific generation–Gen X, for the…

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In Mourning for Toys ‘R Us

Just as I started celebrating news this week that FANGORIA would resume publication, I’m hit by this, the announcement that Toys ‘R Us is going out of business. While stores remain open, various news outlets are reporting that the entire chain may close by as early as next week. I doubt this. They’re going to…

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Micro-Fiction: THE EATER

Last week I posted this short-short story I’d written for a contest some time back. I submitted a few pieces, as there were different categories in the contest (but only one winner–go figure). There’s one other work from that compilation that qualifies to appear here, under the werewolves banner. It doesn’t feature a werewolf (a…

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The Hershey’s Werewolf

On a lazy Sunday morning–this morning, in fact–I sat at the computer surfing the Net as my lovely better half was finishing her coffee in the living room, watching a rerun of THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Suddenly she shouted my name, urging me to “Come quick!” Naturally I obliged, having learned the imprudence of ignoring such…

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friend Vs. A Massive Man-Wolf

I confess that I don’t watch cartoons much anymore. I still love the stuff from my youth (like SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS), and always will, but I despise, and I do mean DESPISE, the animation you see in such contemporary programs as PHINEAS AND FERB. It makes me want to smash the television screen,…

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MOUNTAIN MONSTERS and the Kentucky Wolfman

“Horseshit! Horseshit! Let’s all say horseshit! Say horseshit, Bill!” That’s one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite plays, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts. It came to mind because last night I watched an episode of the Destination America television series MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, in which a band of hirsute, overweight rednecks goes…

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