Category: Film, Television & Music

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

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 […]

by on Oct. 23, 2018 at 8:19pm

An itch.io browser/mobile game styled after 8-bit text adventures? I think I’ll pass. I make corporate web applications with middling JavaScript for a living and I don’t need to be reminded of the radical shit that people have made with bad JavaScript. But what’s that, you say? The game plunges you into an eerily synth-scored story where […]

by on Sep. 24, 2018 at 7:08pm

Much like a fairy tale, 2018’s Wildling opens with a man (played by reliable genre stalwart Brad Dourif) telling a little girl about the title creature — which has long, sharp teeth and nails, and long, black hair all over its body — as a way of explaining why he has to keep her locked […]

by on Sep. 20, 2018 at 12:56pm

“It’s a werewolf. It’s not like it’s some crazy monster… it’s just a werewolf.” For me, this is the take-away quote from freelance journalist J.D. Thompson’s short film Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow. Thompson put the 25-minute film together to capture his experience “working for Playboy on a story investigating a weird little part […]

by on Sep. 13, 2018 at 3:39pm

Overtime is a beautifully-shot, genuinely delightful short film from Craig D. Foster and Emma McKenna that showcases a great mix of humour, tension, and gore. After its release in 2016 it received a ton of festival accolades, and now it’s available to watch in full on Vimeo, where it became an official Vimeo Staff Pick […]