Beautiful young woman hiking alone in the woods meets mysterious dude. They wander off together, where he anxiously reveals to her his secret . . . Sounds like the set-up for a porno, but it’s actually the Horror short ANGELIC WOLVES, which I was asked to review by its creators at Dark Libra Films. They…Continue readingANGELIC WOLVES: Check it out on Amazon Prime
How did humans tame wolves? Take a look at a wolf. Then take a look at a Chihuahua. Supposedly the latter evolved from the former. I say, take a look at a sewer rat, too. Which one does the shaky, bug-eyed little ankle biter more closely resemble, the rat or the wolf? I will concede,…Continue readingMan’s Best Frenemy
From Yahoo News: BOSTON (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston-area beach in June says her mother has told him her boyfriend killed the child because he believed she was possessed by demons. Two possibilities here. (1.) Batshit. (2.) Lying—and REALLY bad at trying to come up…Continue readingMan murdered little girl because she was “possessed?”
In extremely disturbing details, police say Fidel Lopez, 24, confessed to flying into a drunken, violent rage early Sunday morning. This one would be easy to make a joke out of, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ve seen such risqué, gag-reflex-prodding comments making the rounds on the old www, and if…Continue readingMan in maniacal rage disembowels girlfriend, tries to blame booze
If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least one werewolf action figure on display somewhere in your home. (Actually, if you’re like me, you have several.) But do you have one that you can actually transform? One that starts out as a mere human, but by switching his various parts around you can…Continue readingNow THIS is one badass toy!
A newly unearthed hominid revives some difficult questions for Christians. Here’s a tricky theological conundrum for you. Did Neanderthals and other earlier forms of Humans, just as deserving of that appellation as us Homo sapiens, possess souls? If they did, what became of those souls after death? Did they go to the good place or…Continue readingTHE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL
On a cold December day in 1879, a man was hanged in Fort Saskatchewan, putting an end to one of the most horrifying killing sprees in Alberta history. Swift Runner was executed for murdering and then eating eight members of his own family over the previous winter. All myths arise as an attempt to…Continue readingThe Howl of the Wendigo
If Sasquatch do indeed exist, then they are going to come across bears. It is inevitable. So what happens when these two goliaths meet? Since we want this to be a fair match-up, let’s go with the biggest, baddest bear around. A Kodiak Grizzly, perhaps, or the largest of all bruins, the polar bear, which…Continue readingBear vs. Bigfoot (vs. Werewolf?)
Does your imagination run wild whenever you see a beautiful picture of an old, secluded forest? Are you the type of person to face your fears and explore hidden, mysterious places? Then this list is for you. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,” the poet Robert Frost tells us. We could add to that…Continue readingInto the Woods
The word ‘psychopath’ strikes fear into the hearts of many, largely as a result of fictitious caricatures in pop culture . . . Make no mistake, my friends. Werewolves do exist. Not as envisioned by Hollywood, perhaps (although eyewitnesses who have encountered the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin might take exception with that), but real…Continue readingWerewolves Without Fur
2015 British Film. A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travellers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon. No, I am NOT talking…Continue readingBeware the Crimson Moon!
I received this book in the mail to read and review. STRANGE WEST VIRGINIA MONSTERS, written by Michael Newton and published by Schiffer Publishing of Pennsylvania. It was a quick read, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your personal preference. While Newton covers all the bases, even managing to…Continue readingA Book about Boogers and Beasts
Black bears overrun a town in Russia, polar bears terrorize an Arctic weather station and grizzly attacks are up in the U.S. Is this a bear uprising? Bears and wolves evolved from the same stock species. Take a close look at a bear and you can see the family resemblance. They are essentially giant canines,…Continue readingBears in revolt?!
ANN O’REGAN tells how a prison in 18th Century Dublin was terrorised by a murderous demonic pig Different cultures have their own version of the dreaded lycanthrope. In the US, our culture is largely of European derivation, and as such we inherited the supernatural beast of the “Old Country,” where wolves were the most widespread…Continue readingThe Were-Pig!
Born of the horrors of trench warfare, a ghoulish tale of scavengers and scofflaws took hold 100 years ago I’ve written before on the Hellhounds of World War One. These fiery-eyed brutes, large and more fearsome than any common dog roamed the “No Man’s Land,” the areas between those trenches dug out and occupied by…Continue readingManeaters in the Trenches
In January of 1914, there was a “wild man” on the loose near Kenosha, Ontario. There are three possibilities where reports of “wild man” sightings are concerned. One, the sighting is a hoax, or the report is, or the former is a case of mistaken identity and the latter is simply spreading the disinformation. The…Continue readingThe Wild Man of Ontario
The pair, both from Genesee County, are makeup special effects artists on the MTV “Teen Wolf” series, now spending their days turning young actors into savage-yet-sexy wolf people. In Genesee County, Michigan, they love their “local boys done good.” Erik Porn (poor guy, stuck with that last name; he got teased a lot in middle…Continue readingMichigan men lay claim to TEEN WOLF
In 1965, a journalist named George Draper – who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper – interviewed one O.R. Edwards about a startling and highly disturbing Bigfoot sighting that Edwards had back in 1942. This one goes in tandem with my previous post. Sometimes people who claim to have encounters with the creature or…Continue readingDoes Bigfoot eat people?
A recent recording of a howl in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland could have been made by a Bigfoot or the legendary Ohio Grassman. Science demands physical evidence. For anything, and certainly for claims of a more fantastical nature. Bodies, bones. Photographs won’t do it. Neither will video or audio recordings. But are…Continue readingHowlin’ Mad
Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis. This is a good article to read for the layman who doesn’t know that much about werewolves outside of what…Continue readingWhere’d the Werewolf Come From?
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent’s first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Let’s face it, human beings have been killing each other for a long time. Take it as far back as…Continue readingGrisly Find in a Mass Grave
OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans University of Hertfordshire, September 3-5, 2015 The conference will explore human social existence and its animal substrate . . . the intersection between the human and the wolfishly bestial as expressed in narrative media from a variety…Continue readingA Werewolf Con For Pros
Poor direction and lackluster cinematography unravel any potential for fun or scares in Jeremy Wooding’s new film ‘Blood Moon. Well, that depends. Is it a great movie? No. Is it even a GOOD movie? Well . . . Okay, but is it one of those delightful cinematic sojourns that is “so bad, it’s good,” something…Continue readingBLOOD MOON: Worth 90 minutes of your time?
Robert Frost wrote that the woods are lovely dark and deep but he forgot to add scary as hell. This report comes from PLAYBOY. It DOESN’T have pictures, though. Not THOSE kind of pictures, lest any of my faithful readers accuse me of lechery. I read it and suggest it here purely on scientific grounds,…Continue readingI only read it for the articles.
A video from Michigan and a photograph from Texas of what are allegedly Dogmen surfaced in the last 30 days. The werewolf of folklore was a literal wolf, a man transformed into a four-legged fiend, larger and more ferocious than your average wolf, maybe, but still recognizable as such. The “man-beast” version of the werewolf…Continue readingDouble Dogmen