Happy October! Here: Have a listicle about great werewolf movies, because in the grand assembly of all of horror’s sub-genres and niches, the werewolf picture is among the least celebrated for reasons I can’t possibly fathom. Werewolves are scarier than zombies! There! I said it! Zombie movies are really only as frightening as their human characters, because it’s up to humans to fuck up the zombie apocalypse by looking out for number one. Werewolves are scarier than vampires, too, especially what with vampires being so tragically defanged as they are in popular culture of late (with exceptions, like Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration).
At least that’s just my opinion. Something about the primal nature of the werewolf just chills me to my nougaty human core. So I wrote a thing about When Animals Dream for this list of 25 at Paste Magazine. (The other entries are good too, even though I didn’t write ’em.)