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  Werewolves in fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first feature film to use an anthropomorphic werewolf was Werewolf of London in 1935, not to be confused with the 1981 film of a similar title, establishing the canon that the werewolf always kills what he loves most.
According to the plot, werewolves were subservient watchdogs for vampires until one werewolf led a rebellion in response to the death of his lover (who happened to be the daugther of a high-ranking vampire).
Later in the film it is revealed that werewolves were persecuted by the vampires, under the pretext that the werewolves were dangerous and wild.
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 Werewolf - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who changes into a wolf, either by purposefully using magic in some manner or by being placed under a curse.
The recent film Ginger Snaps made use of lycanthropy as an analogue to puberty, portraying the unsettling physical and emotional changes of human adolescence through the device of lycanthropic transformation.
J.K. Rowling uses a werewolf named Remus J. Lupin in her Harry Potter series as, ironically enough, the only competent Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, despite the obvious mistrust that being a werewolf handicaps him with.
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 ipedia.com: Werewolf Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A werewolf in mythology is a person who changes into a wolf, either by purposefully using magic in some manner or by being placed under a curse.
In Norse mythology, the legends of berserkerss may be a source of the werewolf myths.
A prime example of this outlook can be seen in the role-playing game in which players roleplay various werewolf characters who work on behalf of Gaia against the destructive supernatural spirit named Wyrm, who represents the forces of destructive industrialization and pollution.
www.ipedia.com /werewolf.html   (2363 words)

  
 Horror Films
The fantasy and supernatural film genres are not synonymous with the horror genre, although thriller films may have some relation when they focus on the revolting and horrible acts of the killer/madman.
Horror films, when done well and with less reliance on horrifying special effects, can be extremely potent film forms, tapping into our dream states and the horror of the irrational and unknown, and the horror within man himself.
As with many classic films (i.e., Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)), the original story was altered (due to its insinuation that "authority" was questionable and insane), and a flashback framing device (composed of an epilogue and prologue) was added to soften its message.
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 Werewolf (1987) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"Werewolf" was one of the first tv series that the FOX channel aired in its early years when it was trying to prove to the FCC that it could become a new network, and eventually it did.
This is a well-developing werewolf story and each episode is a story of its own.
The highlight of most episodes is when Eric turns into a werewolf and when he fights with another werewolf in other episodes.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0094311   (661 words)

  
 Werewolf Films
The Werewolf is killed, but reverts to it's human form, and the townspeople are able to deny it's existence.
The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease.
After a run in with the werewolf Marty and his sister, Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf.
www.angelfire.com /mi2/horror/werefilms.html   (730 words)

  
 Werewolf of London / She-Wolf of London - DVD film: Totaltiorden.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
WEREWOLF OF LONDON is the precursor to the famous Lon Chaney, Jr.
These two films could not be more different, and both are unmistakably distinct from the Universal werewolf films starring Lon Chaney, Jr., as the afflicted Larry Talbot, yet I think they both work marvelously.
The better of the two "Werewolf of London" was made in the thirties and was Universal's first attempt at a "werewolf" film (at least as a "talkie").
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B00005LC4O|dvd   (2074 words)

  
 Ginger Snaps
Despite the werewolf’s popularity in cinematic folklore, the number of great werewolf films can be counted on one hand.
The transformation aspects are more subtle and gradual than in other werewolf films (probably a concession to the realities of the film’s low budget more than anything else) and the psychological effects of the girl’s empowerment are well-handled.
Instead, there’s a tense but ultimately unsatisfying (with a final, full-out werewolf that is, also, ultimately unsatisfying) chase through a dark house that could be generically lifted from any number of horror movies.
www.undertakerslounge.com /ginger_snaps.htm   (824 words)

  
 Dog Soldiers
My wife was on the edge of her seat for the duration of the film, and chewed through three of her own fingers.
Werewolf films obviously date back further than the 'slasher' film so this was inevitable.
The 1980's produced classic werewolf films such as John Landis' American Werewolf in London, (too much comedy for my liking, but a few creepy moorland scenes) and The Howling which utilised references to mondo, porno and snuff movies for a general condemnation of violence in society and the media.
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 Howling, The (1981)
Joe Dante directs this film with a straight face, infusing this film with some incredibly scary moments, the humor of Sayles' script is hidden beneath horrific proceedings winking only at knowledgable horror fans and still functioning as a straighforward monster show for all else to equally enjoy.
Bottin's effects showcased in the film steal the show, while somewhat similar to Baker's work in Landis' film Bottin still had to do the footwork, and create the effects from scratch.
Twenty years later, the film still looks as fresh and state of the art as it did when it was originally released in 1981.
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 WereWolf of London/She-Wolf of London DVD review on AudioRevolution.com
"WereWolf of London" is actually the first half-man, half-wolf werewolf movie ever made; there were a few silent werewolf films, in which someone changes all the way into a wolf.
And now, he says, Glendon himself is a werewolf, and werewolves are always driven to kill the thing they love the most.
Unlike "WereWolf of London," which was contemporary, "She-Wolf" has a period setting, somewhere around the turn of the 20th century.
www.audiorevolution.com /dvd/revs/werewolfoflondon.shtml   (1253 words)

  
 This Werewolf Casts A Long "Shadow"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The term is applied to a film in the horror, thriller, or dark fantasy genre that is made for a low budget, usually pennies on the dollar, but delivers the same impact, thrills, chills, edge, and story telling of a film made to be a high profile or big budget/blockbuster.
In the tradition of Naschy’s infamous use of nubile young women in his films and as per the popular Hammer Vampire films of the time there is more than a small amount of lesbian eroticism that plays out between Wandessa and Genevieve who are both played by very beautiful actresses.
Her arrogance throughout the film is suddenly yanked out from under her as she deals with an opponent who truly can destroy her.
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 FT Reviews: Ginger Snaps Trilogy Boxset
There is a tight plot which mixes teen angst with flashes of dark humour and drops in plenty of knowing nods to werewolf lore (everyone seems to know it is lycanthropy at work, they say to forget the Hollywood rules and watch werewolf films as research).
This all gives the film a darker edge compared to the first movie and while they are very different they are both equally good and the ending of Unleashed is particularly surprising but one I really enjoyed.
It combines the snowy landscapes of the second film with a similar story to the first but all the aspects that made the first two films so good are lacking.
www.forteantimes.com /review/gingersnaps.shtml   (967 words)

  
 Scifilm -- Reviews, THE HOWLING (1981)
One of the things that sets them apart from other werewolf films is that they mixed genres, adding an element of humor to the proceeding that was largely absent from earlier films like the Universal WOLF MAN movies of the 40s or Hammer's CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF.
Another thing that set them apart from earlier films was the use of a modern, urban settings in parts of the films rather than a period setting that confined all of the werewolf action to the countryside.
There are other excellent modern werewolf movies that deserve mention, such as WOLFEN and THE SILVER BULLET, but none of them had quite the same impact as these two.
www.scifilm.org /reviews2/howling.html   (1104 words)

  
 Werewolf By Night film movie trailer review at The Z Review
The movie is being executive produced by Avi Arad who had this to say "It is our aim to bring the werewolf genre to mainstream audiences in the same character-driven way we have done with our other superhero films,Werewolf by Night' is at its core a beautiful love story reminiscent of the great Shakespearean tragedies.
Werewolf By Night is a Marvel Comics property that Marvel have shopped to Dimension Films.
This page has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film and intellectual copyright holders of Werewolf By Night and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/w/werewolfbynight.htm   (414 words)

  
 BUZZSCOPE :: Cursed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cursed is a problematic film, in that it tries to recreate Scream without acknowledging the drastic differences in the subject matter.
The film lacks the depth of character and story that should drive any werewolf film, while being surprisingly tame in terms of violence and gore.
Ultimately, the film is more interested in telling the audience it’s a werewolf film than actually showing them.
buzzscope.com /reviews.php?id=3926   (1315 words)

  
 Foster on Film - Film Reviews, Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But the number of werewolf films are not as troubling as the quality.
However, it turned out to be just three films, not a movement, as the following years produced little to excite fans.
Any film involving animal/human shape changing fits (unless the shape changer has another label—vampires who change to bats or wolves don't count).
home.comcast.net /~fosteronfilm/revwerewolf.htm   (266 words)

  
 THE ASTOUNDING B MONSTER | HORROR
Though he is without doubt one of film and folklore's truly fascinating creations, we're hard pressed to cite more than a few really fine werewolf movies.
Packed with a gaggle of cameos by B film notables (Ken Tobey, Forry Ackerman, Dick Miller, Roger Corman), even the characters are named for figures from horror film history.
Henry Hull as the tormented werewolf is a leading man not to everyone's taste, but his hairy metamorphosis is handled cleverly and maybe a little too subtly for contemporary audiences.
www.bmonster.com /horror16.html   (787 words)

  
 Scifilm -- Reviews, WEREWOLF VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMAN (1971)
A film would be titled in Spanish, have an English translation, then it would be edited and retitled for American theaters or drive-ins, and sometimes edited and retitled again for a television release, and so on, rendering some of these films incoherent, and confusing.
Naschy (I usually choose to call him by his screen name) made a grand total of no less than 13 werewolf films, playing the troubled Waldemar Daninsky, during his lengthy career in horror films, the last being released as late as 1996.
She (obviously) becomes the werewolf's next prey for a death count of three before the beginning credits roll.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/werewolfvampirewoman.html   (2153 words)

  
 The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the opening of one of Hammer's best monster films, and easily one of the best lycanthrope films ever made.
The film is about this boy and then man living with his affliction and finally succumbing to its eventual fate.
The film is a sight to see and it again affirms that many of the monsters of the movies are tragic heros not in control of what they do.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0054777   (410 words)

  
 The Wolf Man: The Legacy Collection DVD Set Review
However there have been a few recent films that were released straight to video in the United States that I think are among the best werewolf horror pictures made in the last ten years or so.
“Werewolf Of London” can be seen as a forerunner to “The Wolf Man” though the makeup effects are not as good as those used in “The Wolf Man” and “She-Wolf Of London” is actually more of a psychological thriller than a horror film.
All four films are presented in their original (1.33:1) theatrical release aspect ratios and considering the age of the films, I think they look pretty good.
www.genreonline.net /Wolf_Man_Legacy_DVD.html   (701 words)

  
 An American Werewolf In London - Movie Review | BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM
It is clear at the beginning of the film that the two are close and have known each other for a long time.
The humour of the film is very amusing as they joke together and make fun of their situation.
The fully changed werewolf is rather frightening and director has kept it as true to life as he can, making it believable yet shocking.
www.bloody-disgusting.com /review.php?id=241   (2742 words)

  
 Dark Shadows 2004: Barnabas Undead Forums - Good Werewolf Films?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Hammer's Curse of the Werewolf with Oliver Reed was good as well, and maybe I'm along (though the box office suggests I'm not) but Underworld was loads of fun.
However, I'm a huge fan of THE WOLFMAN staring Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi (as Bela the Gypsy/werewolf), Claude Rains and the lovely Evelyn Ankers (although she was supposed to be welsh yet had a slightly South American sounding accent).
She gives Talbot a pentagram/medalion to where in an effort to protect him from the werewolf curse (Quentin and Jenny's children were given similer madalions to where durring the 1897 story line on DS).
www.barnabasundead.com /forums/printthread.php?t=57   (595 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Bad Moon at Epinions.com
The era we are currently living in is one where good Horror films and unfortunately few and far between.
After all, the Werewolf, a half-man, half-wolf creature is probably one of the most famous monsters.
The animatronic effects for the Werewolf were also extremely well-done and had some nice fluid movements.
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 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - CURSED: What the Hell Happened To Wes Craven?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
All of a sudden the werewolf has a motive, and boy is it stupid.
After the first werewolf is killed earlier in the film, you never see another one.
I've seen his name on a lot of films over the last few years, but I think his only involvment was in coming up with the story.
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 Werewolf.com Discussion Boards - A little help, please.
I know about Ginger snaps, and the Howling (s), American werewolf in London/ Paris, Silver Bullet, and a few others, but I'm looking for fright, picture, decent plot/ story, and none of the cheesy afterbirth that is usually found in the werewolf stories of yesteryear.
I really want to see a werewolf film that is more personal if you take my meaning.
There is a new film coming out thats called Silver Strike by fox and looks set to be a rip off of dog soliders, will have to see how it turns out.
www.werewolf.com /vb/showthread.php?t=3617   (823 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: An American Werewolf in London : Two Disc 21st Anniversary Special Edition [1981]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The two stars may be American, but everybody else in the film is English, it is all filmed in England, and it feels English.
This film isnt just scary, but at times can be brutal, a great film for every horror buff, go on buy it, its just ready to tear you apart.
The film itself was always great - a comedy horror with a touch of romance, Jenny Agutter at her peak, and terrific special effects described effectively in other reviews.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005N96W   (1043 words)

  
 ESplatter - Horror Movie News
Craven had been working on a film called "Pulse" for Dimension Films, but the project was killed just before it was set to begin filming.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of Dimension Films, announces that Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson -- the creative minds behind the smash-hit "Scream" trilogy -- will reunite to make the edge-of-your-seat thriller, "Cursed," for Dimension.
Set in Los Angeles, the film is a modern, hip twist on the classic werewolf tale.
www.esplatter.com /main/cravennews.htm   (359 words)

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