werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Revisiting the Classics: 1956’s THE WEREWOLF

This one came to us courtesy of producer Sam Katzman, the same guy who gave us the wonderful wonderful gift that is THE GIANT CLAW, one of the hokiest giant monster movies ever made, due to its monster. (Honestly, if you aren’t familiar, just google it for an image.) Directed by Fred Sears, from a…

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Proof That Werewolves Really Exist (?)

Okay, I’ll bite. The first thing I noticed about this site? It’s all about dogs. “Dog news and entertainment,” it says. And it’s called “Woofs.” Okay, sure. Not the sorta place on the web where one would expect to find information on werewolves, but what the heck. I sometimes stretch the umbrella here on this…

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The Ultimate STRANGER THINGS Mash-Up

A big part of the success of Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS has to be its 80s aesthetic. It isn’t necessary to have been a kid in the 80s to appreciate the show, but it sure adds to it if you were. Despite the occasional mild anachronism, which is easy enough to ignore, an 80s kid gets…

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What Lurks In Your Toybox?

If you were a child of a certain age, you had lots and lots of STAR WARS toys. I sure did. I wish they’d all survived in reasonable condition into my adulthood, as many of them are now worth a bit of dough. Not that’d I’d sell them, if I’m honest about it. But they’d…

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What is the “Geedis”?

Nate Ferland is a comedian who writes for THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. (Honestly I’d never heard if it. Sorry, Nate.) Nate came across this pin (see the photograph accompanying this article), a depiction of something called, or advertising, a “Geedis.” Much as was the case with me and the television program Nate…

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Monsters Are Real. And They Aren’t Scared of Us.

This article from CNN seeks to explain “Why Bigfoot is Getting Nervous.” It’s a cool read. It reports on a sighting of the Wolfman of Chestnut Mountain, Illinois and features commentary from Ms. Linda Godfrey, who is famous as the lead investigator of the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin phenomenon and as the writer of…

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Accused Former Cultist Reptile Alien Kills Boyfriend Over Row Involving Raw Meat

I almost wanna leave it as it is, right there. Just the headline. Honestly, now, can this story be improved upon by the providing of additional details? Doubtful, but I’ll give ’em to ya anyway. Make of them what you will. This happened (IF it really happened; I make no guarantees of its veracity, only…

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Bringing Back Direwolves

Everybody on social media this past weekend was all about some show called GAME OF THRONES. I’m like, whatever, Agent Cooper came back on TWIN PEAKS and Eichorst got killed on THE STRAIN. Nothing else happened on television Sunday night, as far as I was concerned. I know a little about “GoT”, sure. I know…

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Village of the Cannibals

I’d call bullshit on this one, but it’s been reported by credible news sources, which means there’s at least a 50% chance that it’s true. In the town of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, four men, Lindokuhle Masondo, Sthembiso Sithole, Lungisani Magubane, and Nino Mbatha, have been arrested after one of them–this article does not make it…

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HAUNTED HAPPENINGS at Wolf’s Museum of Mystery

My favorite little repository of dark curiosities, Wolf’s Museum of Mystery in Saint Augustine, Florida–home of Eddie, the werewolf prop (or one of them) from THE HOWLING–will be hosting “Haunted Happenings” this coming October, Saturday the 21st. I plan to be there, even if only in spirit. Artist Jeffrey Wilkins will be unveiling ten pieces…

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Review: TWIN PEAKS Season Three Episode Sixteen

Finally. We waited sixteen episodes for it. Sixteen weeks. We endured an agonizingly slow narrative progression–by design, lest anyone doubt it. And it was all worth it. The big payoff came this week. He’s back. He’s awake. Agent Cooper is back. And he’s on his way to Twin Peaks to confront his Doppelganger. I swear,…

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Wolfman Tiki

I love things cute and collectible. When I was much younger and a horn-dog, I would have classified girls in this category. I’ve matured since then and know better. Women must be treated with respect! Also, I was never any good at being a “playa,” though it wasn’t for lack of trying. ANYway. Things cute…

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Lizard People of the Great Eclipse

If you’re reading this and you’re not dead, you should be thankful. As of the typing of this article, the solar eclipse of 2017 has just passed. Did you see anyone being slaughtered by a Lizard person? No? Surely somebody out there did. We were supposed to be lousy with ’em, once the sun got…

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STRANGER THINGS – More FUNKOs!

Remember when Funko released its STRANGER THINGS figures, and I complained about the figures that were missing? Where’s the Sheriff? I lamented. Remember how I said that there’d be a second wave of collectibles soon, and that the Sheriff would be amongst them? Called it! Not only are there going to be the standard Funko…

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Two Massacres That Never Happened

Lots of Bigfoot in the news this week. Granted, a couple of the pieces I came across are not exactly “news”, as they occurred some time ago; one of them happened a LONG time ago. But I only came upon the reports this past week, as part of my research, my seeking of material to…

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“Don’t shoot, I’m NOT Bigfoot!”

Remember last week’s post, “Don’t shoot Sasquatch”? Sure you do. It chronicled how police in North Carolina had released a statement directing residents not to open fire on the hairy hominid after sightings were reported. Turns out it’s a good thing nobody started shooting. They might not have been shooting at Bigfoot after all. They…

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The Worst Werewolf Movie Ever Made

Please be aware that this is not a “worst movie ever made” in the way that Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is called “the worst movie ever made.” Wood’s film is magical. It is so much fun, so entertaining, and from opening credits to end it is obviously the work of a passionate…

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TWIN PEAKS Episode Recap 8-20-17

I’m starting to get sad, as we draw closer to the finale of the season, yet I remain hopeful–nay, I doubt it not at all!–that there WILL be a season four–and that we WON’T have to wait another 25 years for it! Having acclimated to the deliberate, methodical pacing of this season, I no longer…

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How Would an Eclipse Affect a Werewolf?

(First off, “affect” is a verb; “effect” is a noun. I see people get this one wrong frequently. Pardon my inner grammar nazi.) The “fact” that a full moon triggers a person’s transformation into a werewolf is a neat bit of canon that was largely made up by Hollywood; the influence of screenwriter Curt Siodmak,…

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Review: THE HOWLING the Comic Book, Issue 2

Subtitled “revenge of the Werewolf Queen,” this series is written by Micky Neilson, author of the magnificent novel THE TURNING and its sequel. Issue number one of the series scored a home run with me. Did the follow-up issue suffer from the “sophomore curse,” or did it maintain the level of excellence established by the…

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The Devil Made ‘Em Do It Again!

They’re Still Out There! The Satanic Panic-ers of the 80s all had children, and those children grew up to follow in their parents’ imbecilic footsteps. Did you know that if you are letting your kid watch Disney’s DESCENDANTS movie series you are endangering their precious little souls? (Sure you are.) Because the films are pure…

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TWIN PEAKS Episode Recap 8-13-17

I know it seems that every week I write about how things “are all coming together,” and then the next week there’s some Lynchian acid trip that takes us off in an entirely new direction, but this week there really WAS some of that “coming together” of the major storylines. We found out that Diane…

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Don’t shoot Sasquatch!

The above headline is one of those simple statements the meaning of which can be totally altered by adding a comma. Add one after “don’t” and you are in fact telling the person to whom you are speaking to shoot Bigfoot and not do something else. Add the comma after “shoot” and the implication is…

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Satanic Panic at Outback Steakhouse

One might think that the coming of the Internet would have stamped out the phenomenon of the urban legend. With the sum total of all knowledge, covering the sum total of human existence and the entire history of the universe, as much as it is known, literally right at out fingertips, surely ignorance would find…

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STRANGER THINGS and the Copyright Monster

I posted a few weeks back about the one anachronism I spotted in the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS–the use of VCRs by characters in a setting, the year 1983, before VCRs were in common use–but for the most part their 80s aesthetic is flawless. In order to keep that sense of time and place…

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