Leading up to Halloween (the best holiday in the whole entire world), I get a little bit nostalgic for the good old days of monsters. I tend to find myself missing the classics: vampires (that don’t sparkle), werewolves (that are actually part man-part wolf), and actual evil demons.
When I was a kid, the most horrifying monster to me was the wolf-man. Every time a hairy man came around on the streets, I was convinced he was going to rip out my throat and eat my organs (I was a troubled child, okay?). However, over the years this fear has transformed into some psychotic form of respect and even love (not the weird into animals kind, just to be clear).
So here is why I love the Wolfman:
1.He’s a classic: The Wolfman has survived the ages. Ever since his introduction in the middle ages, he has been alive in stories, movies, TV shows, and more. He is not going to abandon you in your time of gory need. No, the wolfman monster is as flexible and adaptable as ever. I mean he has survived this long, so there must be a reason he’s considered a classic, am I right?
2. He’s Horrifying: The Wolfman will never let you down when you need a good scream. Whether it is a suspense filled movie, where the Wolfman jumps at the screen as if he is going to rip your throat out, or if you’re getting a wolf’s eye view as he stalks his victims through a forest. The Wolfman, with blood on his hands and in his teeth, is never a let down.
3. Shipper Ammo: I’m a sucker for men with terrible dark secrets, and it always seems that the men who are cursed with being a werewolf, are always brimming with broody-ness and self-loathing. Now depending on the situation and the story, this makes for some excellent shipper ammo, and we all know I’m shipper trash cough Vanessa & Evan cough Penny Dreadful.
4. He’s Everywhere: Whether you are watching Penny Dreadful, Harry Potter, Goosebumps, or Supernatural, you will find the wolfman. Something about the hidden monster within us all, seems to still appeal to the public at large. Now whether that is a good or bad thing, that is hard to tell.
5. He Represents Our Biggest Fears: No matter the decade or the century, the Wolfman comes with a message. He represents our secrets, our fears of losing control, and our dark thoughts coming to life. He is one of the most relate-able monsters, which also makes him the most terrifying. I mean, we all have a little Wolfman within ourselves (aka. inner demons), maybe that’s why he is so terrifying. He represents what we are most scared of within ourselves (wow, this got deep).
So yeah, I love the Wolfman; always complex, always there for you, and always terrifying. And I look forward to seeing him in everything and anything for the rest of my not exactly eternal life! Give me the fluffy!!
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