A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched… This is short, but I love the bleak, black and white illustration. I read this about 8 million times, I wish I had it for my house, framed. It was…Continue readingI Am a Bride – Finnish Werewolf Folklore Comic
Ever go to a bookstore, give one of the employees a totally vague idea of what book you’re in the mood for, and then actually have them find something even better than you imagined? I have! I wanted an anthology, just a mixture of short stories, and the bookshop lady came back with Shards and…Continue readingReview of Branded by Kelley Armstrong
A collection of short stories titled Vampires in the Lemon Grove was recently released and it has been getting AMAZING reviews from all of the higher-ups in the review world. While looking into this book a bit more I discovered that the author, Karen Russell, wrote about werewolves in her collection St. Lucy’s Home for…Continue readingSt. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
One of the most trusted sources of supernatural news, the Internet, has yet again struck gold in the werewolf world…. where most of their politics are kept secret. Apparently, the other day a werewolf was freed from imprisonment, imposed upon him after being found guilty of the brutal murders of two hitchhikers in Yorkshire. The…Continue readingWerewolves on the Loose!
Anyone who has taken high school English knows who Alexandre Dumas is, but in case you need a refresher, he is the brilliant author who wrote both The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Those are the two my school teachers taught me about, but it wasn’t all he wrote. Did you know…Continue readingThe Classic Tale of ‘The Wolf Leader’
After years of saying that there was no way in hell I’d ever own an e-book reader, I now have my very own Kindle – and I LOVE it! Don’t get me wrong, I still adore real paper books, but the Kindle definitely has tons of bonuses, like the fact that you can get loads…Continue readingWerewolf Goodies for the Kindle!
This one is for all of the amazing writers amongst us! If you’ve got a love for werewolves and the talent to write a hell of a story, then here’s your chance to get published! Publisher Hic Dragones and editor Hannah Kate are looking for 3,000 – 5,000 word short stories about female werewolves for…Continue readingShow Off Your Writing Skills and Submit a Werewolf Story!
Back in the 1500s and for centuries after, Europe was plagued by the fear of werewolves. Nearly every country reported werewolf sightings, werewolf deaths and so on. But no country has as many werewolf stories as France, which is where today’s tale hales from. The story is that of the Bete de Gevaudon, a creature…Continue readingBete de Gevaudon
I’ve got a treat for you today Dear Readers, a werewolf tale that dates back to the 12th century. The author of the story is unknown, but it originated in Picardy some time between 1190 and 1204 and was told across England by traveling bards. The story tells the tale of Melion, a knight at…Continue readingThe Tale of Melion
Many have argued about what the very first werewolf story is – Gilgamesh or Niciros? I have written about Niciros in the past, so today dear readers, I’ll cover Gilgamesh and let you decide. The Epic of Gilgamesh comes from the second millennium BC and is one of the oldest known texts. It was originally…Continue readingGilgamesh
If you have been a long time reader of this site then you know that every now and then I post a werewolf tale from hundreds of years ago – today I bring you something even better. Andrew Barger has put together a collection of werewolf short stories penned from 1800-1849, some of which haven’t…Continue readingReview: The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849
Good news writers! DeviantART is holding a werewolf writing contest! I’ve lost count of how many times one of our readers have mentioned that they write werewolf stories, well here’s your chance to show us what you’ve got and win some prizes! According to the DA news post: After a long delay, the next official…Continue readingWerewolf Writing Contest!
In 39 B.C. the Roman poet Virgil wrote Alphesiboeus and in it sang about a werewolf named Moeris. It is one of the earliest references to werewolves, and may have even sparked some of today’s werewolf traditions and beliefs, but scholars are still debating on that. “These herbs, these poisons, that were culled in Pontus,…Continue readingVirgil’s Werewolf
Long ago in the Fichtel Mountains of Germany a shepherd had gotten fed up with the local wolves carrying off his sheep. One day a particularly large wolf came to snatch up some of his livestock – this is when he acquired the services of the best hunter in town. This huntsman was known to…Continue readingThe Wolfstone
There is an ancient tale that tells of two Icelandic men, a tale that was told throughout the Middle Ages. This story of course involves some fearsome werewolves – because really, are there any stories better than those? This tale tells of two men, Sigmund and Sinfjotli. One day these two are wandering through a…Continue readingAncient Norse Werewolves
One of our kickass readers (thanks Paul!) recently recommended a werewolf book to us, and after taking a look it definitely sounds interesting. Strip Mauled is the name of this book and it’s a collection of short stories about werewolves. Edited by award winning author, Esther Friesner, this book is sure to be a hit…Continue readingStrip Mauled
There’s an old folktale about a priest and his encounter with a werewolf. In Ragusa, Italy there was once a church called Santa Maria della Scala (St. Mary of the Stars) and it was supposedly at this church were the battle of the wolf and priest took place. The holy man was crossing the piazza…Continue readingHoly Werewolf!
Today we’ll take a trip to the grassy woodlands of northern Hungary for a tale about a werewolf reported in 1881. This story starts out with a fiddler by the name of Kropan who made his living by playing his music at local inns. But the money he earned was barely enough to keep him…Continue readingGreed Kills
Some of you have wondered why out of all the reported werewolf cases posted here, few of them are American. Well good news, today’s post is on a story that comes straight from the US of A. This story was reported to have happened in 1899 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Many of the folks living there…Continue readingAn American Werewolf Tale
Time again for another supposedly true tale reported in the middle ages. This werewolf occurrence happened in Hüsby, Germany. In this small village lived an old, penny-pinching woman. So stingy was this woman that she gave her farmhands very little to eat, although there was fresh meat every Sunday. The household wondered about this, because…Continue readingThe Werewolf of Hüsby
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Today readers, I’ll be telling you an old werewolf tale that comes from France, a land full of werewolf stories. This story is about how you never mess with a werewolf because, well, payback is a bitch. This story is about a nobleman from Brittany named Bisclavret. Bisclavret would disappear into the forest for three…Continue readingNever Piss Off The Wolf
Now we’ve already covered the first fictional werewolf tale, but what about the first real werewolf story? For this story we’ll have to go to the beautiful country of Ireland. Yes, one of the very first real werewolves comes from the picturesque Ireland. Once, long ago Ireland was known as “Wolfland” for all the countless…Continue readingThe Original Werewolves
Come closer, gather round and have a seat, I’ve got a story you boys and gals. Once upon a time… haha kidding. Ok ok, serious now. This story comes straight from Sicilian folklore and is about a wealthy nobleman who was cursed by the full moon. Ba ba buuuum! Cue the thunderclaps and heavy wind.…Continue readingBleeding Medicine
Werewolves are ancient beings, they may not have always gone by that name but they have for sure been around for a long while. But what was the first fictional story of man turning into beast? That would be the tale of Niciros. Now, many scholars argue that Gilgamesh is the first werewolf story, but…Continue readingThe First