If you keep up with the latest trends and whatnot then you know that there are loads of zombie apocalypse books and movies out now, and even a few vampire ones thrown in there. But how many werewolf apocalypses have you heard of? Personally, I can’t think of one.

Anyone that has followed my writing for some time knows that I have a somewhat disturbing love for apocalypse films and books, particularly post- apocalypse movies. It’s my creepy love. My favorites are Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife. In these two movies the planet is overrun with mindless, vicious zombies that have wiped out nearly the entire population and the world as we know it is in shambles – it’s glorious. But you know what would make it even better? If you replaced the zombies with ferocious werewolves!

Just picture how badass that would be! A world plagued with beastly killing machines! Sure, there are countless werewolf movies out there with terrifying monsters that prey upon a group of humans that eventually beat the big bad wolves, but imagine that multiplied and instead of just a small group of werewolves attacking a small group of humans you have thousands of werewolves taking over the entire world!

A director or author could go any route too, but to make the whole apocalypse thing work, the werewolves would have to be animalistic monsters with no self-control. I picture some sort of disease, caused by a scratch or bite, that takes over the human’s mind and body completely, causing them to lose all humanity and only wanting one thing – to feed. You could even mix in the classics in there, like an allergy to silver.

Seriously, someone needs to get on this and make a werewolfpocalypse book or movie. A world overrun with semi-intelligent werewolves is way scarier than one plagued by mindless zombies.

What do you guys think? Can you picture a film or book about a werewolf apocalypse? How would you make it? If one was made would you watch or read it? I sure as hell would!

– Moonlight

By moonlight

One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.


  1. Given how easy infectious lycanthropy is to catch in movies I’m amazed there are so few werwewolves in those worlds.

    I’m sure a computer simulation like the zombie one could illuminate this.

  2. There are a couple books, one’s called Moonbane by Al Sarrantonio. If someone where to take and use this book as the basis for a script and keep some decent CGI, this’d make a good (at least) B Movie.

    The other Werewolfpocalypse style book I know of is Bestial: Werewolf Apocalypse by William D. Carl. Due to budget constraints, I haven’t picked this one up. But it looks good.

    1. Thanks, I’ll have to look into the first one. I wrote about the Bestial book a while back, but since it only seems to focus on one city and not the whole world I kinda left it out. Thanks again :)

    2. Yay! More love for Al Sarrantonio’s Moonbane! Would make for a great fun sci-fi popcorn film. It’s like when you combine aliens, zombies, and werewolves into one thing. I would love to see a unique design for the ‘alien werewolves’ with old school effects.

      If I remember correctly, wasn’t there a comic book crossover with Marvel Zombies and Evil Dead in which at the very end: Ash turns up in a new universe that’s basically Marvel Werewolves? Yeah, post-apocalyptic with superhero werewolves running around. But they didn’t follow up to that ending.

      There’s the old RPG series: Werewolf: the Apocalypse. But that’s completely different from what you are expecting.

      1. I’m sure there is, I recall seeing some comics featuring on the cover werewolf Captain America and some other heroes… just as they’ve done Marvel Zombies.

    3. just coasting through the web here, I did buy Bestial: By william D. Carl. If you havent gotten it yet, I would recommend it. Wonderfully demented and visceral. In a way, it kinda reminds me of left 4 dead. All good things ^^

  3. I can dig it. Sounds a little like a project I’m working on. Except the wolves are half-aliens and the vampires caused the cataclysm in the first place. Further more, the hero of the story, a wolf, turns evil and becomes the greatest tyrant to walk the Earth.

    1. Sounds good. I just read a werewolf story where the earth was destroyed and humanity moves to another planet where they do mutation experiments and create a 3-headed wolf and well, I don’t want to ruin the whole thing, but it was pretty good.

  4. Say, Moonlight? Have they come up with a werewolf calculation algerithym? I’d find that sort of interesting. Perhaps they should apply some of the same properties Drake’s Equation uses, except more small scale.

  5. I read about a book that might count in “The essential guide to werewolf literature”. The book said this:
    “The destruction of civilization on Earth is the apocalyptic vision conjured up by David Robbins in The Wrath (Leisure, 1988). The cause of this catastrophe, a plague that turns people into doglike monsters, is released on the world after an expedition to Egypt unearths a previously unknown tomb. All who subsequently become infected exhibit lycanthropic traits and proceed to run about on all fours, affecting everyone they encounter. An antidote is finally found, but not before massive devastation has occurred.”

      1. Yeah but be careful, the guide also said that “Many werewolf novels published in the 1980s were merely vehicles for the depiction of mass killings and gory mutilations”, so maybe is best not to expect too much.

  6. There is a book called “Benighted” and I believe they we’re working on a film version of it that in we’re most the worlds population are werewolves and during the full moon the rest of the people try to keep peace.

  7. Underworld’s orginal werewolves were kind of like that only I guess the vampires kept their numbers down? In the end though given the werewolf’s greater capacity for mayhem would they not eventually turn on each other and wipe themselves out?

  8. I wonder… they say that vampires came from Egypt. What of their canine cousins? With all those Dog-headed gods, could their be a demigod lineage with abilities similar to the modern impression of the Lycanthrope? I know it’s irrational, but legends of such could exist.

  9. its called the predator principle. there are more prey than predator. predators are usually bigger than prey, so they burn more energy, thus if there where more predators than prey they would wipe out the prey species and they would be out of a food source. secondly even when a werewolf loses he’s/her human conscience they are still highly intelligent monsters running on human and instincts and intellect. you better hope that if a werewolf apocalypse happens their as dumb as bricks, otherwise the unturned populace is doomed.

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