Did you see the recent super “blood moon?” If so, I’m jealous. I wanted to see it but the part of the country where I reside was blanketed by clouds. I had to settle for looking at some admittedly sharp photos online. Oh, well. Such is life. Anyway, the eclipse got me to thinking. Since full moons are supposed to trigger the transformations of werewolves, does a blood moon have any peculiar extra effect on them? Is it like the effects of red or white kryptonite on Superman, as opposed to plain old green kryptonite? (Remember on SUPER FRIENDS when the red or white variety made Supes grow extra arms? No? Telling my age, am I? Well, sod off, then!)
Considering the full moon connection to werewolves was largely the invention of THE WOLFMAN screenwriter Kurt Siodmak, with the moon never being a major factor in the folklore of the werewolf prior to that film’s release, maybe we should ask Hollywood. Then again, we could ask police and emergency workers, who swear there is an upsurge in crazy behavior on nights when the moon is full. Personally, I kinda dig the idea of the blood moon making a regular werewolf grow extra limbs. Hey, Roger Corman! Got an idea for you!