Werewolves Without Fur

The word ‘psychopath’ strikes fear into the hearts of many, largely as a result of fictitious caricatures in pop culture . . .  

Make no mistake, my friends. Werewolves do exist. Not as envisioned by Hollywood, perhaps (although eyewitnesses who have encountered the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin might take exception with that), but real nonetheless, and none the less frightening than their cinematic counterparts. Maybe they are MORE frightening, because they aren’t limited to hunting on nights when the moon is full, and unlike with hairy, howling brutes, you can’t see them coming. They LOOK perfectly human. Genetically, they ARE human. But they have the souls of demons. We call them PSYCHOPATHS.

We need to point out that the majority of psychopaths, or, as they are more commonly referred to these days, sociopaths, are not violent. Only a small percentage have that lupine thirst for blood. By definition a psycho/sociopath is incapable of experiencing empathy. In simpler terms, he or she has no conscience. A proclivity towards violence is required to make him/her a true lycanthrope. But whether violent or not, any psychopath can be dangerous or troublesome, so it pays to know how to spot, and avoid, these beasts in our midst—since shooting them is frowned upon by the courts, and silver bullets are too expensive, anyway.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763 MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!


  1. If I may share an opinion and critique, the terms sociopath and psychopath are often used interchangeably, they are, in fact, different. The differences with their proclivities to do awful things and inability to understand or comprehend that others have rights, they do differ on HOW they might commit a crime. Sociopaths are often living on the fringes of society whereas a psychopath is very much a people person and often times very charming and charismatic. This is why psychopaths are far more dangerous, since they are difficult to detect. They don’t have adjoining eyebrows or images of the Pentagram on their bodies, ok some of them do…*cough* Ramirez! Sociopaths will likely do something spur of the moment, whereas a psychopath may be much more calculated in their “fun.”

    That said, there is a striking similarity to the efforts of some werewolves to those with anti-social personality disorder (sociopaths/psychopaths). It has been postulated that vampires and werewolves and other creatures were simply old-world definitions of these types of people because humans define our world by the predominant paradigm. In the past it was religion and spirits, today far more science. For a more detailed explanation, look up Eric Hickey’s, “Serial Murderers and Their Victims.”

    Very fun little article!

    S. Gfeller, PhD

    1. Thanks, Doc. I bow to your superior knowledge on this issue, but there are members of your profession who disagree with you about there being a difference between sociopaths and psychopaths, as I’m sure you know. It is left to the lowly layman like me to rely on their/your postulations. In other words, don’t blame me! They said it, I didn’t! :)

      1. Yes, there is some argument about the differences or, at times, perhaps lack thereof. Sadly I think it’s an old skool mentality to keep them synonymous. Arggh! :)

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