With the age of Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries, the werewolf legend seems to be going to crap. Don’t get me wrong, I love True Blood and I love The Vampire Diaries, however, I feel like they are turning the werewolf myth into something less of what it once was. So, I decided to compile a list of some of the best werewolf movies which nicely show werewolves as the bad asses they truly are.
An American Werewolf in London:
In my opinion, one of the best werewolf movies ever made. The movie follows two best friends who are attacked by a werewolf while backpacking through Europe. One dies, one survives…and a new werewolf is made. The film is clever, intelligent, and smart. Plus, it has one of the greatest werewolf transformation scenes on film.
I LOVE this movie, mostly because it stars the lovely, Dee Wallace. The 1981 film, based on a novel of the same name, follows news anchor, Karen White (Wallace) as she tries recovering from a traumatizing experience she had from her serial killer stalker. White and her husband are sent to a place called “The Colony”, which is actually a lovely front for a werewolf den.
Ginger Snaps is an awesome girl werewolf movie that cleverly combines the werewolf myth with the change of life. Hey, getting your period SUCKS, but imagine getting it while simultaneously turning into a werewolf? The love between the two sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins) is put to the test and the results are completely heart wrenching. The 2000 cult hit had two sequels, but this one is definitely the best.
The Wolf Man:
This 1941 classic was one of the first films to feature the werewolf legend–how could I not include it on the list? The familiar story follows a young man who is attacked by a mysterious creature upon his arrival back home. Soon, he discovers that he is infected by the mark of the beast and will soon turn into a wolf himself!
The 2002 British hit features a group of six soldiers who are dropped down into the Scottish Highlands. What they thought to be a routine mission, turns out to be a fight for their survival. The soldiers are attacked and stalked by dog-like beasts living in the woods, prompting them to seek refuge inside an old farmhouse. When the boys meet up with a zoologist, they soon learn what is after them and realize that they are in even bigger trouble than they imagined.
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