Here goes nothing…
We all have our favorite supernatural beings / creatures / monsters – whatever you want to call them. And today I’m going to talk about my guilty pleasure – werewolves. For as long as I can remember, they’ve fascinated and terrified me. Now when I say werewolves, I don’t mean the nice ones, I mean the uncontrollable, man-eating monster versions.
In my younger years, I shared a double bed with my younger sister who is four years my junior, and the rule was, whoever reached the bed first didn’t have to turn off the light. Of course, that was me. My sister would turn off the light, and in that split second I tucked the blankets beneath me and yelled out, ‘There’s a werewolf under the bed.’ She screamed, rushing to the bed and tried to rip the blankets off me so she could get under before the beast got her. Yes, I know, I’m such a mean sister. And yes, even today my poor little sister has a fear toward werewolves – hmm I wonder why 😛 So I accept the blame, but more than likely wouldn’t change a thing if I was a young teen again.
As a teenager I would also invite friends over for movie nights, turn off all the lights, draw the curtains and watch flicks such as Howling and American Werewolf In London – yeah my friends would end up sweating in fear, while I loved the terror.
To today, my fascination with these mythical creatures intrigues me, so I’m going to share with you some of my all time favorite werewolf movies – just in case you’re in the mood for something scary…
Ginger Snaps is not for the light-hearted – it has a lot of gore and uses the werewolf curse as a metaphor for puberty. One of the Fitzgerald sisters, both suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods.
Blood and Chocolate, loosely based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Annette Curtis Klause. Vivian is a nineteen-year-old werewolf and promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian’s cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden.
Dog Soldiers always gives me the shivers when I watch it – the scenes in the woods are beyond spooky. Blurb – it’s about a group of British soldiers on a routine training mission in a remote Scottish forest. They come across a badly wounded member of a special ops team, who appears to have been attacked by a wild animal. As the sun starts setting, they find themselves under attack by an army of lycanthropes.
Brotherhood Of The Wolf is a French film about the study about a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and the famous legend around the Beast of Gévaudan. It left me feeling very sorry for the beast, but not going to give it away – it’s a good movie.
Now this movie I haven’t seen, but stumbled across it on the net. The cover looks pretty good, and it looks like a b-grade movie – which as you I love, so this is a must on my to watch list – my hubby will cringe, but I can’t get enough of such crazy movies:)
What’s your favorite mythical creature?
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