“Were” There’s a Will, There’s a Way (to make a month out of it)
From National Blog Posting Month to World Malaria Day, these newfangled kids and their internets seem to be obsessed with creating new daily and monthly celebrations you’ve probably never heard of before (some which may very well not exist next year). Well, I simply refuse to be left out of all this nonsensical dedicatory amusement, so I’ve designated February as Werewolf A-Were-Ness Month.
I actually made this designation about five years ago when I went on a February Werewolf movie binge — the first of many — and have been celebrating it as such ever since. Sometimes werewolves just don’t get the credit they deserve, squeezed behind vampires and zombies like some kind of second-class monster citizens. My private lycanthropic celebrations were somewhat vindicated last February when Hollywood released The Wolf Man remake, but this year I’m taking my message to the streets (the internet streets, that is) in the hopes of letting everyone in on the fun!
In celebration of this fine month, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Werewolf movie selections. I highly recommend watching them all in one 8-hour sitting to confuse yourself as thoroughly as possible.
#1: My Mom’s a Werewolf
Because let’s be honest: everyone needs a mother more monstrous than the one they currently have.
#2: Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf
(AKA Stirba: Werewolf Bitch)
Sexy Sybil Danning as a Transylvanian werewolf queen? Yes, please!
#3: I Was a Teenage Werewolf
I’ve been on a real Michael Landon kick lately, watching Bonanza in the afternoon, Little House at night and Highway to Heaven on the weekends. Now that it’s February I’ll turn up the Landon factor to “10” with a re-watch of this 1957 stinker!
#4: Werewolf of Washington
(Full movie online HERE!)
Dean Stockwell stars in this 1973 satirical tale about a reporter who changes into a cute white fuzzy-wuzzy fur-face and then becomes Press Secretary to the POTUS. Talk about a horrible transformation.
#5: Teen Wolf Too
If you’ve already been traumatized by the ending scene in the first Teen Wolf where that extra in the audience exposes himself, trust me, you’ll step into a whole new realm of ecstatic trauma watching this dreadful sequel. Bonus points if you watched every episode of the horrible cartoon as well.
#6: Curse of the Werewolf
A Hammer horror production starring the delightfully delicious Brit actor Oliver Reed as one of the fluffiest werewolves ever.
Oh, hey… and while you’re at it, why not bring home some Croshame Wolfies to love and cherish?
There’s the original Wolfy Baby!
And Teen Wolfy!
However you choose to celebrate Werewolf Awereness Month, make it a safe and happy one…
but watch out for that full moon on Feb. 7th!