Werewolves have their own mythology throughout history, but are closely associated with vampires and are often overshadowed by them. Dracula transforms into a wolf at various points throughout the novel, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula introduces him as a full-fledged werewolf. They also tend to be derived from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde without the problematic anti-Asian elements, but the concept of letting out the wild inner beast serves as a sign of (occasionally) accidental villainy in any number of narratives. However, werewolves as their own creatures often drive their own plots and are more than the sum of their simple transforming parts to become the central characters of a narrative of their own.
With Halloween fast approaching, the favorite costume of people with furry arms everywhere deserves a little study. By watching these cinematic monsters in the films in which they are best known, one can begin to get a sense of why monsters have become such a staple of American cinema, even when their plots are often tangential to the main one. With that, it begins to become clear why they are so loved…and so scary.
Peacock’s Harry Potter Features Subtly Beautiful Werewolf Plot
It is well known that JK Rowling’s history of progressive issues in her books is less than stellar. However, her treatment of werewolves is almost good, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban manages a decent allegory for the AIDS epidemic before the rest of the series falls into a problematic portrayal of the same population. In this universe, the werewolf is a disease that can be managed like any other, even though there is an enormous amount of hate from the wizarding world about it. Given the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban featuring Remus Lupin’s werewolf affliction as a subplot that greatly influences the overall plot, it’s important enough that the film and its less-than-monstrous, albeit troublesome, monsters earn their spot on this list. Given its 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and its availability on Peacock Premium, it’s worth playing for those who have access. And hey, if it’s just seen as part of a surveillance of the entire saga, that’s okay too.
Werewolf By Night is Disney+’s Spooky Marvel Halloween Special
werewolf at night is perhaps the funniest entry on the list, even if it makes for a less comical spectacle than most present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Technically a TV special, and thus straddling the line between TV show and movie, it’s short enough to allow a full exploration of its contents in under an hour. It resides on this list not because it’s an intriguing meditation on what makes a monster (although it certainly is), but because it’s a love letter to classic horror cinema, complete with practical effects and carefully pieced together angles. It’s creepy and a little scary as it breaks as many conventions as it embraces. His and Jack Russell’s unique violent blood are fun additions to the MCU, and with 90 percent Certified Fresh, it’s worth logging on to Disney+ and watching before the end of October.
Van Helsing is a fun and silly game set in Peacock’s Transylvania
A film that is so universally vilified is rarely revisited and considered a cult classic. This is not what happened with 2004 Van Helsing. It’s just bad. Starring Hugh Jackman as the titular professor (here reimagined as a monster hunter), the film is a fun game of special effects monsters with explosions, weird contraptions, and a steampunk noir take on old-fashioned Europe. It brings almost every monster in the classic monster canon, including Frankenstein’s monsters, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, and of course werewolves. With a unique insight into the transformation process and some intricate backstory on how the beasts came to be, Van Helsing it’s a fun version of werewolves that either doesn’t take them too seriously or takes them so seriously that it comes back and goes dumb again (hard to tell). capturing the film Peacock is a great idea if another, more heady horror seems too much of a challenge and one would like to see Hugh Jackman’s claws emerge differently than in X Men.
An American Werewolf in London is Prime Watching on Prime Video
It’s a classic that helped shape society’s idea of what, exactly, constitutes a horror comedy. An American Werewolf in London she’s smart, smarmy, goofy, and kind of sweet, while also helping to redefine how makeup could be worn in movies. This classic’s treatment of horror was one of loving reverence mixed with hilarity, a formula many have since come to emulate. It’s easily one of the best horror movies ever released, as confirmed by its 89 percent Certified Fresh rating. Whether viewed on Amazon Prime Video for its status as a cult classic, horror classic, or comedy classic, it’s a must-read for horror lovers and howlers alike.
The Werewolf Is Peacock’s Answer To The Horror Revival
Horror in the 2010s was all about body horror, and Universal’s response was to fully embrace it with a psychological twist on The werewolf. With a star-studded cast and brilliant effects, the beautiful film is a sadly stunted attempt to bring its titular creature into the spotlight. However, it manages some brilliant and creepy sequences during its relatively short runtime and is well worth a watch. Though the 33 percent on Rotten Tomatoes is likely to escape a fair amount of potential fans, those who see it on Peacock will likely find it a movie worth watching.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a surprisingly original take on werewolf lore
Wait wait! Listen to this. New Moon from the Twilight Saga Not a very good movie. Like many movies on this list, it’s not about the movie in general, but about the way it approaches the werewolf lore. Now available to rent or buy on AppleTV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube, it portrays werewolves not as some horrible disease that needs to be cured, but as an intrinsic part of someone destined to protect their people. What’s more, the movie, despite the infamously awful pacing, too-ridiculous-to-live situations, and unsavory portrayals of every character except Alice Cullen, actually has some bright spots. It represents depression and loss in a unique and beautiful way, and binge eating is a necessary part of living through depression. Twilight Renaissance. Edward’s attempts to rat out vampires and the tradition established between the two races in this film is brilliant world building. Even if it’s Twilight.
The werewolf is a classic in Peacock Premium
Universal is the granddaddy of horror movies, and Peacock Premium is the home of its classic horror catalogue. Along with the greats dracula, Frankenstein Y The Creature from the Black Lagoon came The werewolf, another horror classic that was ahead of its time. Like most of Universal’s catalog of classic monsters, it sits well above the pack on Rotten Tomatoes, earning a 90 percent Certified Fresh rating. Starring Lon Chaney, The werewolf it’s the perfect take on Universal’s horror classics, and it pulled off some of the best special effects of its day. Practical and beautiful, timely and grand, The werewolf is a must see for werewolf fans.
Werewolves haven’t been given the opportunities their peers have, and the places they’ve turned up haven’t always been great. However, there are some gems among the charcoal, and even the less-than-glossy treatments pull off the originality and fun whimsy. A person who turns into a wolf is apparently a hard sell. However, werewolves occasionally handle it well, and even when they don’t, they manage to be entertaining.