Friends, will you permit me to geek the fuck out for a second? Last May I did a phone interview with Craig Anderson, a Canadian writer working on a piece titled “Where are the Wolves?” for Fangoria Magazine. Craig intended to delve into horror films, “the werewolf genre; this genre vis a vis current popular culture, and what might explain the relative drop off in interest in the werewolf as a horror vehicle”. I was flattered, delighted and anxious all at once: I’ve always maintained that I’m just a nerdy werewolf fan who posts stuff he likes, and to be consulted on such a subject for any reason, let alone as a possible source for a Fangoria article, was mind-bottling. I talked with Craig for an hour – he was super nice – and after a few follow-up emails and a chance to read the article draft I got pre-occupied with other things, and eventually forgot that the interview was ostensibly for an actual thing that could get published.
Well, eight months later, that thing has been published: Craig’s article “Where are the Wolves?” is available to read in the January 2014 issue of Fangoria Magazine (#329). It’s a great piece, and well worth seeking out. I think Craig captured the werewolf movie zeitgeist perfectly, and the article illustrates the challenges and opportunities of the genre today. My comments were included with those of Noel Clay of Werewolf-Movies.com and WolfCop director Lowell Dean, which is pretty lofty company for a nerd with blog. I was flattered to be asked, delighted to help, and thankful to Craig for the opportunity.
I’m posting this late because I didn’t actually know the piece had been published until last week, and wasn’t able to get my hands on a copy until this past weekend. If you want to read the article, your local newsstand or giant book retailer might still have a copy next to their February issue, or you can order it direct from Fangoria.