How did you first get involved with all things werewolf?
I was one of the few kids in the early 80s with cable and HBO, so I got to see American Werewolf in London and The Howling WAY too early for a kid my age. However, unlike The Blob, they didn’t give me nightmares. I was hooked!
Do you believe that somewhere out there in the world, werewolves exist?
Sadly, no; I’m a bit of a shade-tree scientist so I can’t see a metamorphosis on that scale happening. I also don’t believe in magic so…
If you were to choose, would you want to be werewolf or have the tables turned and be the hunter?
Definitely a werewolf! When I saw Nightmare on Elm Street, (again, WAY WAY WAY too early) I had such nightmares. But one night, I dreamt that I became a werewolf and kicked Freddy’s ass. “Wildness is the preservation of the world. So seek the wolf in thyself.” -James Hetfield from “Of Wolf and Man.”
If you were the werewolf, where would you find yourself to have gotten bitten and how would you live out your life?
Hmm … the best way to survive becoming lycanthropic would be the wolfsbane method or just piss off a gypsy. I think I’d go with the bite, though; that means you get a close encounter with a werewolf, were attacked AND survived – and let’s face it, chicks dig scars. As for geographic location, I think on a boat (for the ridiculousness) or the Scottish Highlands. As for where on the body? I’d say the shoulder; it doesn’t always show and it’s easy to expose for bragging. I’d live out my existence in the woods in Western Canada away from people … except for oil drillers.
What are some of your favorite werewolf movies?
Ginger snaps I & II, Ginger Snaps Back, Howling, American Werewolf in London, Dog Soldiers, and the Underworld series.
Also, if you get a chance, read Silver Bullet (DON’T see the movie), and The Ultimate Werewolf (short stories)!