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Curse of the Werewolf - Werewolves are mythical creatures purported to be humans who transform (Lacantrophy) into wild bloodthirsty animals via witchcraft or magic that roamed the night when the full moon shined bright. Once bitten by a werewolf, the victim soon suffers the same fate and turns into a werewolf at the next full moon.

Werewolves can only be killed by a silver bullet or hitting them with some kind of silver object. The werewolf is also afraid of the scent of garlic and wolfbane.

To determine if a human had a werewolf lurking inside of them you need only to look at the palm of their hands for the sign of the pentagram and an over extended ring finger.

One of the earliest examples of werewolves in films was the silent film production of The Werewolf (1913) and White Wolf (1914).

The most memorable film werewolf appeared in the Universal movie The Wolf Man (1941) as Lon Chaney, Jr. played Lawrence ("Larry") Stewart Talbot, a.k.a. the Wolf Man (makeup by Jack Pierce).

The movie revealed the now classic warning "even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."

The following is a list of TV werewolves.

  • The sitcom THE MUNSTERS/CBS/1964-66 featured Eddie "Wolfgang" Munster (Butch Patrick), the wolfboy by-product of the Frankenstein monster and a vampiress. He carried a little Wolf Man doll and slept hanging upside down in his closet. Jason Marsden played Eddie Munster in the remake series THE MUNSTERS TODAY/SYN/1988-91.
     
  • The Saturday morning live-action program THE MONSTER SQUAD/NBC/1976-77 told the story of a group of wax museum monsters that were brought to life to fight crime with the aid of a criminology student who was also the museum's nightwatchman. Buck Katalian played the Bruce W. Wolfman character.
     
  • The hour-long fantasy drama WEREWOLF/FOX/1987-88 featured John J. York as Eric Cord, a young man bitten by a werewolf who sought to rid himself of the curse by hunting down Janos Skorzeny (Chuck Connors), the 1600-year-old werewolf who was the bloodline source of the curse.
     
  • The syndicated horror series SHE-WOLF OF LONDON/SYN/1990-91 featured Randi Wallace as Kate Hodge, a graduate student from Los Angeles who was attacked by a Wolf Man while studying in London. In the revised series LOVE AND CURSES/SYN/1991, Randi relocated to Northridge, California still searching for a way to end her curse.
     
  • The animated cartoons with a werewolf theme included FANGFACE/ABC/1978-79 about a teenager who turned into a amiable werewolf when the moon was full;
     
  • TEEN WOLF/CBS/1986, a spin-off cartoon based on the film Teen Wolf (1987) starring Michael J. Fox told a similar tale of a teenager who looked into a mirror one morning and found himself changing into a wolfboy. A similar storyline arose on the 1999 Fox Family Channel sitcom BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS.


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