werewolf, werewolves and lycans

The Shadow

I happened across this really cool image, a GIF (that means “Graphics Interchange Format” and is pronounced “Jiff”; I know because I looked it up) from MTV’s TEEN WOLF television series. The image, the concept of it, that is, is not original to that show, though. I recognized it immediately as being from an advertisement…

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Movie Review: THE HEAD HUNTER

After his daughter was killed by a monster, a beefy barbarian type dedicated his life to killing monsters, keeping their heads as trophies. Years later, he gets his revenge against the one that killed his child, but when he brings its head back to his cottage, things don’t go well. The magic poultice he has…

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Movie Review: GRETEL AND HANSEL

It’s slow and the ending is anticlimactic. But man, it’s pretty. The Victorians pulled the teeth from our fairytales, which were, in their original forms, pure Horror stories. Modern filmmakers have undertaken the crusade to put those teeth back into them, and GRETEL AND HANSEL largely counts as a success in this quiet cultural and…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 6

I have mentioned before the psychological state in which I found myself while trapped in the form of the Cynocephalus. I can only assume it is the same for all the accursed. Unreasoning, blinding rage, an all-consuming impetus to kill; the bloodlust of the beast leaves no room for rational thought. Most of the time….

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part Seven

Naked, smeared with blood, the taste of blood—A tinge of sweetness, like grapes…No. That must be only my imagination, tormenting me.—the taste of blood still in my mouth, my eyes raw from weeping, I returned to the water. I intended for myself a final baptism, one wherein I would follow after the Christ in His…

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The Werewolf Mouse

This seems too good to be true, but it’s vouchsafed by National Geographic so it must be for real. There is a mouse called the Werewolf Mouse—or the “Grasshopper Mouse” if you prefer its more prosaic appellation—and it is, pound for pound, the most badass animal on the face of the earth. This little beast…

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Furries to the Rescue!

I usually get lots of responses when I talk about Furries. When I have in the past made fun of them—they are rather easy targets, we must concede—I drew lots of heat. It was pointed out to me, though, that amongst the Furry community, only a percentage engage in the type of pervy behavior for…

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New Universal Monsters Masks

What I need is a warehouse and Bill Gates money. (I know. Don’t we all, right?) I would love to become a mask collector, but even more of a hindrance to the prospect than the costs involved is the lack of space to keep them should I buy them. I could settle for just a…

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Werewolf Art

Werewolf marks are nothing if not cultured, thus you should enjoy perusing this collection of werewolf artwork from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Now while in the interest of honesty I cannot guarantee that all these works are authentic—some of them might be modern-day creations fashioned to look like they are centuries old—they’re all…

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The Wrestling Beasts of Castle Grayskull

It only took 30+ years for them to catch up with me. When I was a kid, I had three great overriding passions: Horror movies, professional wrestling, and comic books. Under these three umbrellas fell many subcategories. I loved the Masters of the Universe toyline, for example, and the cartoon. When I got a little…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 5

They were never cruel, these Christ-men. Not kind, most of them, but not cruel. To my mind, cruelty involves an intention to do one harm, to cause suffering in another for suffering’s sake. If any among the Christians treated me in a harsh manner, which some did, the priest foremost among these, I know that…

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The Hideous Hound of Cold Hollow

Is there really a werewolf-type creature roaming the wilds of Vermont? Or is it all a creative bit of ballyhoo? You can watch the short documentary film here. And read up on the legend here. Then you can decide. I admit that I’d never heard of the “Hound of Cold Hollow” before, and I’m well…

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Upcoming Werewolves

There are a couple of lycanthropic cinematic projects—i.e. werewolf movies—coming up that I am excited about. Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive trailer for HUNTER’S MOON starring Thomas Jane, my favorite of Marvel’s Punishers (despite the fact that they screwed his origin all to hell) and the guy who got poor Dirk Diggler into trouble in…

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New Super7 Action Figures

I’m all about the Super7 ReAction Figures line, with one caveat: they’re too damn expensive for figures of that size, the 3 inches and change size, or as I think of them, the STAR WARS action figure size. (Telling my age here, but it was the STAR WARS line that made that size action figure…

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Come and Knock on Their Door

How long has it been now since Wolf’s Museum of Mystery was destroyed in a tragic fire? Not even a year yet? It seems so surreal, even now. I’m so thankful that not everything was destroyed in the fire; a few pieces survived. And I’m so glad to see my friends, Wolf and Ali Mertz,…

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TWIN PEAKS Goes to Graceland

It’s an unconventional choice, but would we really expect anything less from TWIN PEAKS? The official 30th anniversary celebration of the cult TV phenomenon will be taking place at Graceland and not in Washington State, where the series was filmed. Why? Why not! And series creator David Lynch is a big Elvis Presley mark, so…

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THE HOWLING Getting Remade

My kneejerk reaction to hearing this news was to start singing that line from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. You know the one. The part right before “Oh, mama mia!” That’s right. “No no no no no no no!” Why attempt a remake of something that is perfect already, as the original THE HOWLING is? What they…

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Revisiting the Classics: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Several of my friends were shocked to learn that I had never seen this movie all the way through. It’s one of those I’d watched in pieces but never sat down and viewed from beginning to end. Why didn’t I make it a point to check it out earlier than this previous week, when I…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 4

For all the differences between us, the way the Christ-men spoke, their accents, they did not look much different from my people. The men were bearded and wore their hair no longer than their collars. They wore tunics and leather skirts. As it was springtime and the weather balmy they had no use for long…

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The Port Chatham Horror

I don’t want to be hypocritical. I just finished typing a scathing indictment of the stupid. In particular, people who will believe anything they read on the Internet without even considering that it might not be true or they might want to investigate to determine whether or not it is true before they start shouting…

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Your Weekly Dose of Insanity

Good freakin’ grief, the stuff that people will believe! Anybody who thought that having the Internet would result in a more educated society has been woefully disappointed. If anything the Internet has made the problem worse because it allows false information to be spread more quickly, easily, virally, and has done nothing, can do nothing,…

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The Moons of 2020

I haven’t even started getting used to writing “2020” yet on any document where I’m supposed to list the date. If previous experience is any indicator, I should remember to start doing it by June at the earliest. (Although it may be easier because, as one of my credit cards expires in 2020, I’ve already…

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Dogmen: Chicken or Egg?

With regards to all the paranormal phenomena we experience today, is there any reason to believe that it is a recent development? Much the opposite, I think. The evidence is overwhelming that such things have always been with us, although they may have changed form with time. Some paranormal researchers theorize that the Fairies of…

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THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF Part 3

I came home in the mid-morning, a boy again, naked and sodden with blood and filth. I could not make myself speak, other than to shriek Mother’s name. Father, out looking for me with my two older brothers, was not there to hear me. I think God showed him a kindness, that he did not…

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Meet Moloch

If you read the Old Testament, and not just the familiar parts of it, the familiar stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel in the lion’s den, you might find a few surprises. For example, the fact that the ancient Israelites were wont to practice human sacrifice. It’s true. The deity to whom the ancient Hebrews…

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