>>17318870 Okay, but this >In 2001 the French naturalist Michel Louis proposed that the red-colored mastiff belonging to Jean Chastel sired the beast and its resistance to bullets may have been due to it wearing the armoured hide of a young boar thus also accounting for the unusual colour. The hell? Come on science, you should do better than this or keep your mouth shut.
Myths of men that could transform into wolves are pretty common around the world. Skinwalkers in North America, Lycanthropes in Greece, Kitsune in Japan (well, technically, foxes that turn into people, not people into wolves).
But the only ones that were actually forced into a transformation were the legends from eastern Europe. For some reason, they were associated with vampires, who were believed to be able to shapeshift.
Watch the films 'Howl' and 'Dog Soldiers'. Good British werewolf horrors.
Also, obligatory link in name (This damn 'spam detection' is so fucking annoying. There's a post on werewolves in there)
>>17318939 >Kitsune in Japan There's a book on foxes, in English but from a Japanese company. It's old enough (1961) to not be contaminated by modern Japanese media depictions of foxes (as in before otakus and weeaboos). Be careful when reading it. It is written in a mysterious, garbled English, but this is The Reference Book in English. If you can say so. The scan is terrible, pages 6 and 7 are out of order, but it beats buying used copies for $300 - this book is rare. You can take a look to decide if the book is worth buying.
Kitsuné by Kiyoshi Nozaki (the diacritic is there like you see in Pokémon): http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/LKQuZONh/file.html
>>17316629 I had a crippling fear of wolves/werewolves as early as I can remember. I don't know what triggered it, but I remember it was so bad that I would break down into hysterics if the teacher tried to read little red riding hood or stuff like that. Eventually I got over the wolf part, but the werewolf thing still stuck. The body horror of it all, and unfamiliarity, yellow eyes and grotesque faces just freak me the fuck out.
These new dogmen stories don't help because now, these things I was so afraid of as a kid, might be out there for real. And they look just as scary as the stuff that used to paralyze me as a kid.
>>17319546 I remember the precise moment that I became scared of werewolves. It was thanks to this illustration from a book of nursery rhymes where the Big Bad Wolf(anthropomorphised, because WHY WOULDN'T HE BE!?) is bursting into the cottage.
Forgot about it for 20 years. When moving, I found the book in a box up in the attic, was leafing through it and saw the picture and was instantly a terrified 4-year-old all over again.
>>17319718 The earliest moment I can remember would have to be when I saw this picture from scary stories to tell in the dark. It's the ONLY one in that book that bothered me. It freaked me out so much that I'd have to cover the picture up with my hand if I wanted to read the story.
Also one of my most vivid dreams I've ever had involved these giant wolf beasts running alongside our car on the road to our house, and on either side of the road, were lambs in the field being slaughtered by these monsters. I remember the screams they'd make, and I remember seeing some trying to escape but they'd get tangled in the barbed wire and bleeding all over the place. Nobody else in the car seemed to be seeing all of this in my dream, just me. Giant grey wolf beasts that were huge, they looked like the thing from American werewolf in London, but I could only recall the shape they had, I never saw their faces up close. I remember they were the size of our car, and they'd be leaping from one side of the road to the other to get to the sheep. And all along the road while this was happening, and I was seeing all this carnage, cars were just driving by like nothing was happening.
>>17319761 >>17319761 I think werewolves work on a completely separate set of fears than your other "monster squad" members. There's this whole Jekyll/Hyde aspect to them, which seems to play on our fears of the savage that lurks within us all.
>>17320278 >Michael Jackson in Thriller It was good back then, and it still quite nice I think, but that laugh in the end was reused to death. It's impossible to watch the videoclip without the laugh getting on your nerves.
>>17320961 >>17320278 yeah Thriller fucked me up pretty bad as a kid, too. I can't really talk about it, but I'm glad it got to other people too. I think that was the first body transformation in film I'd ever seen, so it was especially horrifying. Same with American Werewolf later. Same guy made both monster special effects, too. And he's still alive and he's not getting any work because CGI is all over the place. He made a lot of shit actually, gremlins, the grinch, ect. Rick Baker was the GOAT
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