Here I sit all meek and wary, researching Werewolves dark and scary,
In many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore…
Ok, I need some help. I’m trying to re-invent or re-image the Werewolf mythos. I’ve always found the Werewolf infinitely more scary than Vampires. Probably because I find them to be the more realistic of the two. But, unlike Vampires, Werewolves have surprisingly little variety in the information available. The research I did on Vampires for Echoes, covered a vast and complex history of fact and fiction. Werewolves, on the other hand… That said, there have been some REALLY crazy takes on the Werewolf over the years.
I’ll give you an example. The ‘silver bullet’ is and relatively new addition to the mythos created by film makers. My problem with this is, how exactly does silver become so volatile? And, in human form, do Werewolves retain knowledge of their wolf form actions?
I like the native American and French takes on this fearsome creature, and, like all that I write, I try to keep a semblance of realism, it grounds the story.
So, here’s where you fit in. Think back to all the stories or movies you’ve seen about Werewolves, what were the things you liked the most and what were the most cringe worthy ideas you’ve seen.
Remember, the angle I’m looking at this at is that the werewolf is a monster. It is neither cute, nor cuddly and above all it is not domesticated.