“Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart…”

According to this story in the New York Daily News, 2009 is going to be “The Year of the Werewolf.”  A week or so back, Entertainment Weekly made a similar pronouncement.

I love werewolves.  They are, hands down, my favorite monster.  Need proof?  Well, some of my favorite movies are The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, and Ginger Snaps (bet most of you have no idea what that last one even is).  I’ll even go so far as saying that, as bad as Van Helsing is, it had a pretty sweet looking werewolf:


So, while I’m happy that 2009 may be “The Year of the Werewolf”–yes, I’m pretty psyched about Benicio Del Toro’s remake of The Wolf Man and hold out hope that 2009 might see Ginger Snaps 4–I’m a little annoyed that most of the projects mentioned in these articles are actually vampire series.  TwilightTrue BloodUnderworld.  All vampire series.  So, even if it is going to be “The Year of the Werewolf”, Hollywood is still forcing our furry brothers to ride the foppish coattails of those pasty-faced bloodsuckers.

And, in this Era of Change, that’s just wrong.


6 responses to ““Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart…”

  1. ………..the Werewolf in “Brothers Grimm” is pretty neat and everyone should check out Neil Jordan’s “Company of Wolves”……plus the Werewolf’s in the Jim Butcher Dresden series scare the crap outta the Vamps. I also recommend the novel “The Werewolf of Paris” by Guy Endore (great name for a gothic horror writer, no?) which was made into the weirdly wonderful “Curse of the Werewolf” by Hammer, Starring Ollie Reed. This was Hammer’s entry into the Wolfman series following their successful updates on Frankenstein and Dracula.
    (wow I didn’t realise I was such an expert on Werewolfs).

  2. David Gallaher

    Does that mean we get a HIGH MOON movie 😉

  3. I don’t know, dude, isn’t that your department?

  4. I totally know what Gingersnaps is. Hmmph.

  5. i also love werewolves. if you love werewolves, then you’ll love the book i’m writing.i plan to become the most youngest writer to get their book published. and guess what else? NO VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Any body else remember “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”. A series I could have wished for 10 years worth of shows.
    The first “Wolf Man” was 1941 and a heavily reworked script. But special effects were and are still are classic . Look at trivia at IMDB.

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