Potential for racism and sexism and ableism: high. HOWEVER, werewolves at war + silver bullet shooting wheelchair = AMAZING. Also, the cheese level here is amazing. Cheesy werewolf movies for the win.
Werewolves takes the form of an illustrated journal that plunges readers into the life of a high school girl-turned-werewolf as she makes her transformation. After Alice and her brother are bitten by what they assume are large dogs, her journal/sketchbook becomes a place for her to record the changes they start to experience her socially awkward brother falls in with some creepy new friends, and she surprises herself with new strengths and instincts and a suddenly nonvegetarian interest in raw steak. Joining the werewolf pack that bit them, they discover the pleasures and dangers that come with the cycles of the moon, including threats from “hunters” who stalk them, a researcher seeking a cure, and escalating violence within the pack itself. With a fresh take on the lore and legend, Werewolves gives fans a ripping tale to sink their teeth into.
Good grief, I am tempted to overnight this because I want to read it RIGHT NOW. I wonder what the odds are that one of the bookstores here, independent or chain, would have this in stock. Probably low, unfortunately. But this has the potential to have so many things I love: siblings! werewolves! sketchbook as journal! navigating the new strengths and instincts as a werewolf! pleasures and dangers that come with the cycles of the moon! researchers working for cures! pack politics and violence! At least on the surface, this looks nearly custom-made to be something I will love.
The plot is being kept under tight wraps, but the film is expected to follow in the found-footage style of Devil Inside. Bloody Disgusting did the actual leg work and exclusively learned the project is a werewolf film. We’ve been told that the pic takes place in police station with the suspect turning into a werewolf.
I didn’t actually know Devil Inside was found footage. I am cautiously excited about the werewolf movie, though I fear there will be a lot of first person (as it is, you know, found footage), which can be a problem for me, but maybe it will worth it. I hope it is worth it. I love the idea of a found footage werewolf movie, though we’ll see how the execution is. (I’d love to read the book equivalent of a found footage movie. A diary? Or even just a collection of short stories that are like the scenes of the movie? I will give this more thought. If you have any recommendations, that would be wonderful.)
WEREWOLF PUZZLE GAME, YES PLEASE! This is almost as awesome (or, probably, way more awesome) than the werewolf slot machine I found one glorious night in a casino. (And then, much like an elusive werewolf, I couldn’t find the damn thing the next time. They got rid of it, and my heart broke a little. If I can track one down, I am going to buy it. It was a slot machine with a story built into it, and it was amazing.) But this! MacGuffin’s Curse looks like it will combine the awesomeness of werewolves with the fun of puzzle games (and this is probably a personal preference, but I think puzzle games are full of fun) in fabulous ways. I am really looking forward to giving this a try. WEREWOLF PUZZLE GAME!