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Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

On my last trip to heaven, aka the book store, I came across the book Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow and after giving it a look thought “Wow! A werewolf horror novel written in poetic verse! Why the hell haven’t I heard of this book until now?” So once I got home I had to…Continue readingSharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

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Why the Christmas Myth?

There are as many legends surrounding werewolves as there are werewolves themselves but most recently it was the Christmas myth that intrigued me. Apparently, being born on Christmas Day either makes you more prone to being a werewolf or is a sure sign that someone you’re in contact with is a werewolf, should that happen…Continue readingWhy the Christmas Myth?

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The Werewolves of Greifswald

Centuries old records from towns and cities throughout Europe often mention infestations of some sort of supernatural foe. Sometimes it was vampires, other times it was demons or evil spirits, and of course, some times it was werewolves. Records from 1640 show that the German city of Greifswald was once completely overrun by gruesome werewolves.…Continue readingThe Werewolves of Greifswald

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Five Fabulous Werewolf Comics

Werewolf, 1966 – Only three issues of this comic were ever made, sadly enough, –so if you happen to be an owner, congratulations! The story follows a super agent werewolf, Major Wiley Wolf. After his plane crashes in the Arctic Circle, Wiley has amnesia, begins living with wolves, turns feral ( and probably goes bonkers),…Continue readingFive Fabulous Werewolf Comics

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That’s Just Berserk!

We may not often use the term ‘berserk’ to describe werewolves but, it certainly is quite fitting. The most fitting actually, seeing as how the term berserk actually stems from the legends of the Norseman. This legend contained warriors that were called the Berserkers. Berserk actually means ‘bear skin’ and these warriors were so named…Continue readingThat’s Just Berserk!

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The Green Wolf Celebration

Hey readers, this post is about a celebration from way back. Woo! Party? Well not exactly, I’m afraid this is a little different than what you imagined. The celebration of the green wolf marks an ancient custom that observes the times way back when wolves, outlaws and you guessed it, werewolves would hide in the…Continue readingThe Green Wolf Celebration

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Being Human & the American Remake

George Sands is the werewolf in Being Human, and although he’s great, he’s also kind of a nerd; with an IQ of 156, George is intelligent, though socially inept, and refers to being a werewolf as “that thing that happens to me once a month.” So, in a way, George sort of deals with being…Continue readingBeing Human & the American Remake

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More Than A Single Word

This post is for all the word lovers out there. The word “werewolf” is obviously one we have all heard before and like any word this one’s origins can be traced way back . But werewolf isn’t the only word used to describe our beloved furry beasts, of course not, there are many. In the…Continue readingMore Than A Single Word

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Rambo V: The Savage Hunt

What could possibly be cooler and more badass than Rambo? Rambo and a werewolf, that’s what! The once lucrative franchise is now clearly grasping at straws to hold its head above water, but hey, that’s okay, because werewolves, –or at least, a creature that resembles one, –are involved. The film is supposed to be released,…Continue readingRambo V: The Savage Hunt

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The Best Werewolf Movie I’ve Seen In Years…. Is 5 Minutes Long

There’s a perverted werewolf, a pig with a penchant for torture porn parody, and a cat-girl furry thing who uses her many charms to seduce her naughty friends in this amalgamation of deliriously strange movie madness. I haven’t been this wrapped up in a werewolf movie since I saw Ginger Snaps for the first time.…Continue readingThe Best Werewolf Movie I’ve Seen In Years…. Is 5 Minutes Long

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A Cautionary Tale

A werewolf needs to be careful; you don’t want someone to discover what you are. People destroy what they fear and if people happen to learn that there is a monstrous werewolf living among them then they will do everything they can to get rid of it. So today I’ll tell you two true tales…Continue readingA Cautionary Tale

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Little Women & Werewolves

First there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I admit it, I rebelled. I still haven’t read it because, well, –zombies just aren’t my thing, and I didn’t want to see the beautiful Austen world overrun with zombies. But I admit I’m thawing. Next in the list of classic literature mash-ups, is another Austen…Continue readingLittle Women & Werewolves

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Weird Werewolf Wonders: Nine Things You Have to Buy!

1. Silver Bullets – Too bad you have to request them custom made, or make them yourself, –yes, sad but true. Silver bullets are not commercially manufactured, but you can order them from most major ammo companies. 2. Werewolf Hunting & Specimen Kit – The kit includes handwritten notes on anatomy, weaknesses, sightings, experiences, and…Continue readingWeird Werewolf Wonders: Nine Things You Have to Buy!

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A Deeper Look Into Little Red Riding Hood

All of us have heard the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the famous fairytale about the girl in the red cloak that visits her grandma in the woods only to find the big bad wolf ate grandma and plans on eating her as well.  Yes yes, we all know this story. In the version…Continue readingA Deeper Look Into Little Red Riding Hood

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Three Terrible Werewolf Movies You Can’t Miss

1. Daughter of a Werewolf aka La lupa mannara – In this nifty Italian film from ’68, after being raped at 15, a young female descendant of werewolves, Daniela, goes on a killing rampage. She starts her rampage with her sister’s new husband Fabian, seducing him, then eating him. A blowjob that ends as badly…Continue readingThree Terrible Werewolf Movies You Can’t Miss

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Show us your werewolf costume

Show Us Your Werewolf Costume! What kind of werewolf are you dressing up as this Halloween? The fearsome and gory monster, the goofy friendly wolf, Twilight’s Jacob Black? Or something totally different? Why not show us by sending a photo of your awesome werewolf costume to mail@darkness.com with the title “Werewolf Costume” and then we…Continue readingShow us your werewolf costume

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Why the Wolf?

Those that believe that werewolves are not real creatures but simply legends of folklore and beings made for our entertainment, sometimes wonder why the form of the wolf was chosen. What is it about the beauty of the woods that sparks such fear and awe all at the same time? So, out of all the…Continue readingWhy the Wolf?

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The Ginger Snaps Trilogy

I love this trilogy; deeply, and anyone who doesn’t can just leave the room now. From the haunting orchestral soundtracks, to the gruesome effects, I’m in love. There’s a lot of talk about how the original film was a metaphor for the horrors of female puberty, –trust me, guys, female adolescence has never before been…Continue readingThe Ginger Snaps Trilogy

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Werewolves: The Dark Survivors Special

So, Animal Planet, yes, Animal Planet just debuted their dark and twisted werewolf special,  Werewolves: The Dark Survivors.  This special is a “mockumentary,” a fake documentary meant to sound like something real.  According to Animal Planet’s website… Dare to imagine that werewolves aren’t myths, but are actually a part of our world. Since escaping to…Continue readingWerewolves: The Dark Survivors Special

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The Best of Cartoon Werewolves

1. Wolfie from the Groovie Ghoulies, circa 1970, –the hippest cat, well, actually, dog, around –looking fabulousin Jesus-sandals and a yellow outfit, his two best buddies were Frankie and Bella La Ghostly, –a fabulous vampire type guy who looks like Dracula in spandex and pumps. The band plays a new pop song each show, and…Continue readingThe Best of Cartoon Werewolves

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Is That A Werewolf?!

So lets say it’s the seventh century, yea, that far back, and you suspect you or someone you know just might be a werewolf. But how can you be sure? I mean, you don’t want any mistakes, any risks, right? Don’t worry boys and gals, I’ve got what you need. You see, back then “doctors”…Continue readingIs That A Werewolf?!

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A Love Affair with a Beast

Before there was Twilight, or Blood & Chocolate to demonstrate themes of werewolves in love with humans, and humans in love with werewolves, there was The Company of Wolves. Inherent throughout the film are various popular themes, both cinematic and social, and shares certain similarities with the film Labyrinth of the same era. For example,…Continue readingA Love Affair with a Beast

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Were They Bitten? Or is it Ergot Poisoning?

One of the most fun things about looking into the world of all things wolf is finding out all the different theories of why people are turned into werewolves. The most generally believed thought is that a human is bitten by a werewolf and voila! They become one themselves. But, back in France during the…Continue readingWere They Bitten? Or is it Ergot Poisoning?

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Werewolf Clothes For Werewolf Fans

On a recent trip to the store I saw that they had a few “I Love Vampires” shirts for sale, as a vampire fan myself I was like “score!” but then noticed there wasn’t a single werewolf shirt. Unfortunately, with vamps being so popular you wont find them all over like you’ll find vampire shirts.…Continue readingWerewolf Clothes For Werewolf Fans

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The Gruesome Case of Peter Stubb

Peter Stubb was a once human changed into werewolf that was put to trial in 1573. His crime was turning into a werewolf and committing several horrendous acts. Burning up the countryside with his uncontrollable rage and vicious urges, Stubb was being accused of killing much of the livestock within the country of Cologne, which…Continue readingThe Gruesome Case of Peter Stubb

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Making A Deal with Darkness

There are multiple ways for someone to become a werewolf and this post is about one of those methods. It involves an ancient ritual that is believed to have been used long ago by those that wanted to shift into a wolf. There is an ancient text then describes this mysterious ritual, a ritual meant…Continue readingMaking A Deal with Darkness

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How to Dress as a Werewolf for Halloween

There’s no doubt that werewolves have made a huge comeback as one of the sexiest and most intriguing forms of the supernatural there is. Werewolves made their mark on pop culture in the 80s with films like Teen Wolf and, thanks to another popular teen movie, Twilight, they’re back! Because of this, many people are…Continue readingHow to Dress as a Werewolf for Halloween

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Do Werewolves Really Heal that Fast?

I tell you, Twilight has opened up a whole new world for me! And not just with the whole leach factor either, but with those who have the ability to change into another form entirely. Of course, I’m talking about Jacob Black and his whole pack of werewolves. Learning about all the werewolf legends, and…Continue readingDo Werewolves Really Heal that Fast?

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Immortal Night: The MMORPG

Hey readers, today’s post is about a new mmorpg (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) I came across recently called Immortal Night. The game already has thousands of players and better yet, it’s free. With the economy sucking as badly as it does having a free video game to play rock all sorts of awesome (especially…Continue readingImmortal Night: The MMORPG

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The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten

The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers is an entertaining and educational book perfect for any werewolf or werewolf fan. The manual-style book is a “how to” for recently turned werewolves. It’s fun and informative, filling you in on things like your first transformation (take…Continue readingThe Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten

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Skin On Me!

There are folktales about everything from trapped women with climbable hair to elves that do nothing but make shoes – so of course, there would be a few werewolf tales out there as well. The old werewolf fairytale I’m going to tell you today comes from Croatia, it may not be a happy ending kinda…Continue readingSkin On Me!

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Taking a Werewolf at Face Value

Werewolves are definitely a supernatural form that are difficult, and actually mostly impossible, to conquer. Because of this, in the legends and myths surrounding werewolves, it’s most important that humans and other enemies of the wolf, can spot him while he is in human form. Werewolves, while human, have a very different look that other…Continue readingTaking a Werewolf at Face Value

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A Series For Teens: The Kiesha’ra

Thanks to Twilight young readers are falling in love with werewolves all over again and are hungry for more young adult books featuring our furry friends. But when you look up books on werewolves most of them are adult books, many of which are trashy romance novels not really fit for a 13-year-old. So today…Continue readingA Series For Teens: The Kiesha’ra

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Benandanti Werewolves

Benandanti werewolves are unique because they are not only a particular type of werewolf, they also carry with them their own unique legend and myth. In fact, the myth of the Benandanti werewolf dies out sometime around 1610, when the Benandanti werewolves become the very things that they had spent their time in the Underworld…Continue readingBenandanti Werewolves

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Werewolf Game

Time for a game of Werewolf! Never heard of it? That’s cool, I’ll fill you in. Werewolf is an old role playing party game, one that probably isn’t played as often now with video games and whatnot but is still fun none the less. And the cool thing is, it’s now being played on twitter…Continue readingWerewolf Game

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Magical Transformation

Many countries and many cultures have their own werewolf or shapeshifter myths and folklore. There are countless ideas and theories all on this one topic (all of which are awesome). One ancient idea was that of donning animal skins in order to get that animal’s powers, as I mentioned in the Native American post.  But…Continue readingMagical Transformation

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The Beta Werewolf

The Beta werewolf is a werewolf that was once entirely human, but became a werewolf after being bitten by another wolf. Beta werewolves could have also become that way by having a curse placed on them. Either way, a Beta werewolf is one that does not wish to be a werewolf. These Beta wolves also…Continue readingThe Beta Werewolf

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Laurell K. Hamilton’s Werewolves

There are loads of werewolf books out there, some with incredibly complex werewolf lore created by the author, others with… cliché, overdone werewolf storylines. But out of all the author views on werewolves one of my ultimate favorites has got to be Laurell K. Hamilton’s werewolves in the Anita Blake series (book one). She takes…Continue readingLaurell K. Hamilton’s Werewolves

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A Decade’s Worth of Werewolf Movies: 1980s

Coming back for another decade of werewolf movies, this time the 1980s. Teen Wolf: A classic werewolf movie about Michael J. Fox’s character Scott, a high school student who discovers that his family has an unusual heritage when he finds himself transforming into a werewolf. Not only does Scott have to deal with high school…Continue readingA Decade’s Worth of Werewolf Movies: 1980s

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The Alpha Wolf

There are many different kinds of werewolves, and the Alpha Wolf is just one. Although some may argue the Alpha Wolf is the most important and powerful kind of werewolf there is. Historically the Alpha werewolf is a shape changing creature that can become wolf by rubbing an ointment on themselves or by wearing a…Continue readingThe Alpha Wolf

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Werewolf Women of the SS Movie?

Werewolf Women of the SS is one of the fake Grindhouse trailers shown in the movie. Directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino decided to have other directors make these fake movie trailers to show in their films and the Werewolf Women of the SS was trailer was created by the horror master Rob Zombie. This…Continue readingWerewolf Women of the SS Movie?

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The Remedies For Being a Werewolf

There are certainly many advantages to being a werewolf. You’re stronger than anyone, can run faster than anyone, and have immense freedom, being able to go wherever you want, in a relatively short period of time. But, when the legends of werewolves first started, many thought of it as being a curse, and something that…Continue readingThe Remedies For Being a Werewolf

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Destruction: Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane. This plant had been known in the werewolf world for some time. Lets say you aren’t here to learn about our beloved werewolves, that you aren’t one of those that want to become a wolf; you are in fact on the hunt and are looking for ways to kill these supposed beasts. There are…Continue readingDestruction: Wolfsbane

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Werewolf Spell

Through out time there has been an assortment of stories on how a person becomes a werewolf. Sometimes it’s a curse caused by a single bite, sometimes punishment brought on by a God’s wrath, or by what today’s post is about, a spell. So back in the day, like, way back during the Middle Ages…Continue readingWerewolf Spell

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The Top Three Grossest Werewolves In Cinema

There are probably several raunchy werewolf scenes in movies, but here are the grossest that I can remember, –others are probably worse, and if you want to contribute your “grossest werewolf” experience, feel free to add it in the comments. I’ll look back in a week, and if you’ve got any good ones, I’ll watch…Continue readingThe Top Three Grossest Werewolves In Cinema

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Mount Lykaion’s Curse

Hey guys, it’s time again for another ancient werewolf tale. This time we are going way back to ancient Greece. The time of vengeful and fearful gods and goddesses, a time of ghastly curses and harsh revenge. Our tale today takes us to the mysterious top of Mount Lykaion, a remote spot in Arcadia in…Continue readingMount Lykaion’s Curse

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A Case of Lycanthropy

Now we have already covered clinical lycanthropy on this site in the excellent post here. But today I am going back to it, recounting an actual real case of clinical lycanthropy. This will give you a deeper look into this illness. The case I am talking about is one that was published in The American…Continue readingA Case of Lycanthropy

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Exclusive Radio Interview With The Editor!

That’s right, I’m being interviewed by Dr. William Lester, tonight! You can tune in at GameConRadio.com, where I’ll be broadcast tonight, Sept. 26th, at 10pm. We’ll be talking about werewolves in general, origins, media hype, werewolves vs. vampires in pop culture, and other werewolf subjects, –we will also briefly discuss the upcoming Darkness convention, where…Continue readingExclusive Radio Interview With The Editor!

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Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale

With vampires being as popular as they are nowadays, werewolves aren’t getting too much entertainment love. There are loads of vampire books being released every week but not too many werewolf books; hopefully in the future that will change. As of right now most of the werewolf books coming out are romance novels, which is…Continue readingFrostbite: A Werewolf Tale

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167 Werewolf Inspired Songs for Werewolves

Welcome back faithful readers and hello new readers, If you are on this site reading this I am assuming you like werewolves. Right? Good. You probably like music as well, because come on, who doesn’t? So if you mix the two you have werewolf-y musical goodness! Hurray!  This post is dedicated to music that has…Continue reading167 Werewolf Inspired Songs for Werewolves