Category: Film, Television & Music

Believe it or not, there are werewolf movies other than “An American Werewolf in London”.

by on Feb. 18, 2019 at 2:30pm

Released in the midst of the 1981 werewolf movie boom that yielded Full Moon High, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London in quick succession, Wolfen is often lumped in with them in spite of the fact that its supernatural wolf creatures are emphatically not shapeshifters. The first of three Whitley Strieber books adapted […]

by on Feb. 6, 2019 at 8:49pm

A trailer for the upcoming first season of the TV series “What We Do in the Shadows” – based on the film of the same name – depicts all manner of goofy vampiric carnage, and a little werewolf action, too.

by on Jan. 20, 2019 at 9:00am

A recent film that may be off the radar for most werewolf aficionados is the Estonian-made November, an adaptation of the popular novel Rehepapp by Andrus Kivirähk. (Well, it’s popular in Estonia.) Written for the screen and directed by Rainer Sarnet, November contrasts its bleak, medieval landscapes (filmed in luminous black and white by cinematographer […]

by on Dec. 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

The past couple years have seen a sharp uptick in the number of Paul Naschy films getting Blu-ray upgrades, along with some that had never even seen the light of day on DVD in the States. (Such was the case with 1975’s The Werewolf and the Yeti, a.k.a. Night of the Howling Beast, put out […]

by on Nov. 22, 2018 at 9:00am

Since the full moon falls on Thanksgiving this year, I figured I’d highlight a slightly different kind of movie in this month’s column. While there’s no such thing as a movie about a wereturkey, there is 1972’s Blook Freak, which TCM’s Robert Osborne once sheepishly described as being about “a motorcycle enthusiast who’s turned into […]

by on Nov. 16, 2018 at 9:21am

When I posted about crowdsourced werewolf movie Bonehill Road last year, I had the usual mix of high hopes and low expectations. Now it’s out, and according to Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB reviews it’s… actually pretty good! To be fair, most of the positive reviews are from people who were hoping for low-budget indie schlock […]

by on Oct. 31, 2018 at 12:01pm

“The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film” by Lee Gambin looks like a must-have book for anyone interested in the seminal 1981 werewolf movie. Author and editor Lee Gambin has written the definitive story of the making of The Howling, complete with an insightful plot synopsis and complete critical analysis, behind the scenes information, and […]

by on Oct. 30, 2018 at 2:48pm

Here’s an exclusive from Bloody Disgusting that’s got me ready to head to the Miramax offices in New York City and start searching in closets and storage rooms: Cary Granat, who was COO of Dimension (a label within Miramax) from 1995 to 2000, has confirmed that there’s an original cut of Wes Craven’s 2005 werewolf […]

by on Oct. 30, 2018 at 11:22am

YouTube channel SciShow recently published a short video on the origin of werewolf myths. A number of people sent me the link – thank you! – and I only just had a chance to watch it. It gets off to a bad start. Within the first 30 seconds, host Michael Aranda makes a Twilight reference, which would […]

by on Oct. 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

Typically, when the director of a low-budget werewolf film is presented with a naff-looking monster suit, they compensate by keeping it in the shadows and showing it as little as possible. This, however, was not the tack taken by Simon West, the writer, producer, director, and editor of 2017’s Carnivore: Werewolf of London, in which […]