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Photos of Tyler Posey’s “Teen Wolf” werewolf form + I try to stop whining about a show I’ve never seen

NY Times writer Alex Pappademas has written an article that perfectly articulates my own mixed feelings on MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot, and it only took him six pages. From the article:

The new “Teen Wolf” show is not as clever or allegorical as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but the comparison is almost unfair; Buffy was about teenagers but didn’t try particularly hard to be for them, whereas “Teen Wolf” is on MTV, which has a bigger investment in selling youth to youth… If “Teen Wolf” builds on the original’s sneakily radical message of self-acceptance instead of fetishizing its characters’ suffering like “Twilight,” there’s a chance “Teen Wolf” 2.0 will look as zeitgeisty in retrospect as some of its adolescent-lycanthrope genre forebears: a no-judgment monster show for the same proudly atypical fan base that Lady Gaga refers to as her “little monsters.”

I’m trapped. I don’t know what to do. There’s a strange momentum building behind this show that I find exciting, but I can’t find its source. The glimpses I see of non-pretty-boy werewolves look terrific, but every time I really pay attention and watch a trailer, read an article or see one of @MTVteenwolf‘s chipper PR tweets, everything other than the effects (you know, important stuff like “story” and “acting”) look flimsy. Superficial. Shallow. When Pappademas asks leading man Tyler Posey why he thinks werewolves are so appealing to women, Posey responds with this gem: “Girls are just really naughty and love to be thrown around”. Super. He’s obviously joking, but jokes are supposed to be funny and not make me dislike the person telling them.

This show is built to sell, which is fine, but I wish the people behind it weren’t so two-faced about their motivations. Executive producer / writer Jeff Davis waxes philosophical about the history and cultural significance of the werewolf, but then he asks for “scarier glowing wolf eyes” to be added to a scene in post-production. You know, for authenticity. He cheerfully admits that using the “Teen Wolf” title has more to do with appropriating a recognizable brand than anything else, then goes on to admit of Hollywood: “I don’t think we’re running out of culture. I think we’re running out of courage.” What am I supposed to do with that?

I just want to watch a show that 1) has cool werewolves in it, and 2) doesn’t insult my intelligence. If Teen Wolf winds up checking both of those boxes, awesome. I’ll eat humble pie for all of my fence-sitting “opinionated dork with a blog” comments. I’ll buy the DVDs. But for now, I really just want to filter out the PR hype, because none of it is making this show look like something I want to watch. Please give me some more creature effects shots and I’ll be content to sit quietly until June. I promise.

Fuzzy Camera – Werewolf Images Digest 2

Here are some more werewolf pictures I’ve seen over the past few weeks and liked enough to want to save somewhere. More than a few of these came from the excellent Red Project and #Werewolf-Horror.

Fuzzy Camera / fuzzycamera.tumblr.com

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Monsterpalooza 2010

If you missed Monsterpalooza this year (like I did), avail yourself of Dread Central’s event report. By all accounts the Monsterpalooza Museum was awesome, so be sure to check out the photo gallery. Here are two famous werewolves from the Museum (let’s just ignore that plaque by Michael’s mysteriously perfect shoes).

Six Photos of Being Human’s George in Werewolf Form

George fans rejoice! Here are some new photos of your favourite Being Human werewolf, taken from episodes 1 and 4 of Series 2. Click for larger versions.

“Dead Of Night” Set Report and Photos

For those following Dead of Night, the film adaptation of the 1980s’s comic book Dylan Dog, ComicBookMovie.com has posted some photos and a set report involving a zombie swarm (in which the author takes part).

The world of Dylan Dog is one where supernatural creatures like werewolves, zombies and vampires exist, although they tend to stay hidden from humans. The movie stars Brandon Routh as Dylan, a reluctant paranormal investigator, and Sam Huntington as Marcus, Dylan’s best friend and partner. Anita Briem also stars as a mysterious woman who becomes Dylan’s client, for whom Dylan investigates the murder of her father by what appears to be a werewolf.

Wolfman Trailer Photos

Update: well. that didn’t take long! The Wolfman trailer posted here has been taken down by YouTube, undoubtedly thanks to Universal’s lawyer-squad. In case you missed it, here are a few choice images grabbed from the trailer:

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – Photos and Interview

Rhona Mitra in Underworld 3

FirstShowing.net has got some great photos of Rhona Mitra, the werewolf death-dealer in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Sorry, no werewolf photos yet, but according to this MoviesOnline interview with director Patrick Tatopoulos, the film’ story is seen “from the eyes of the werewolf. We are not seeing it from the eyes of the vampires anymore.” Sounds promising!

Click the thumbnail to see the rest of the images, or here to read the interview with Tatopoulos. Thanks to ArcLight for the tip!

Photo Gallery: A Brief History of Werewolves in Film

The Los Angeles Times has an 11-photo gallery of iconic/important werewolves from the history of film. Selections include Henry Hull as the Werewolf of London, Michael Landon as the Teenage Werewolf and, amusingly, Jason Bateman as Teen Wolf.