It has been a long, long while since we had a post on werewolf movie trivia, so I am bringing the howl-worthy fun back! I am a total trivia geek, I love filling my brain with useless information, and what’s better than werewolf movie trivia? Check out the random bit of furry goodness below!
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Lupin is turning into a werewolf, Sirius says to him, “Did you take your potion tonight?” He is referring to a wolfsbane potion, which was not included or explained in the movie. According to the book, if a werewolf drinks the potion the day before and the day of a full moon, he can keep his mind when he transforms. Lupin forgot to take it and became a mindless beast.
In Underworld: Awakening, Kris Holden-Reid, who plays Quint, also plays a werewolf (or wolf shifter) on the television series Lost Girl.
In Red Riding Hood, with the exception of Valerie, all the characters from Daggerhorn are either played by actors with brown eyes or actors wearing brown contact lenses. Most notable of the latter is Julie Christie, who plays Valerie’s Grandmother, who is famous for her baby blue eyes.
In Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Lon Chaney Jr. was originally planned to play both the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster, but the producers felt that the make-up demands and schedule wouldn’t permit this.
In The Werewolf of London (1935), the werewolf howl used is a combination of actor Henry Hull’s own voice and a recording of an actual timber-wolf. The result was thought to have a far more realistic result than in any other werewolf films, including 1941’s The Wolf-Man.
Now you all know just a tiny bit more on werewolf movies, information that you will probably never use. Woo!
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