Werewolf myths have traveled from the old world to the new, spawning numerous stories, book and horror movies. Rivaling vampires for top tier movie monster status, this fright film genre never goes completely out of style. Some are serious and others silly, everything on this list is sure to give you bang for your bite.
“Ginger Snaps” (2000)
“Ginger,” the title character, is attacked by the local beast one night, while on her monthly blood flow. The girl being this wet-between-the-legs is too much for the beast to ignore and so it bites but doesn’t kill her. Subsequently, Ginger, grows hair, a tail, menstruates more heavily and eventually turns into a werewolf. The parallels between pubescent change and morphing from human to animal are clear in this howl of a movie.
“The Howling” (1981)
Dee Wallace Stone, better known as Elliot’s mom from E.T., encounters more than a few big bad creatures in this werewolf movie to howl at. A week at a restful retreat turns into anything but – not only does her husband cheat on her with a sultry resident, but gets bitten and becomes a werewolf himself. Turns out all the residents at the retreat are werewolves. We get an up close and personal look at the transformation process as vampire Eddie Quist snarls, contorts, twitches, and turns into a two-legged wolf practically right before our eyes.