Vampires quake in their velvet pajamas when confronted with 6 of the scariest movie werewolves to ever howl at the moon. Coffin groupies get left behind as the furry merchants of death get their day in the moon. Don’t let the next full moon rise without taking a community education class on making silver bullets so you too can kill these horror villains.
A tiny guy as a werewolf is about as scary as wandering into a Furry convention in your hotel lobby. It’s going to cause some mental scarring but zero physical fear. Raze isn’t just big, he is gigantic. Add a thirst for blood, large fangs and supernatural strength to an already genetically large man and you’ve got one of the scariest movie werewolves to ever howl at the moon. The scene where he takes on the vampire version of Indiana Jones, taking lash after lash as he closes slowly in illustrates his strength. With a gravelly voice that sets off earthquake detectors, Raze is a villain to cheer on in “Underworld”.
Captain Ryan, “Dog Soldiers”
As the “brilliant” mind behind getting the soldiers trapped in werewolf territory, it’s only fitting that Captain Ryan was bitten and gets the prestige of becoming one himself. Ryan’s one hell of a scary werewolf with full wolf face and an elongated bipedal body that radiates sleekness and speed. His “Dog Soldiers” death scene by letter opener shows that snail mail can still be relevant in the email age, especially with werewolves running around.
David Kessler, “An American Werewolf in London”
In the fanboy war between two legged and four legged werewolves, Kessler puts one between the uprights for his four legged team. Although the transformation might be a bit mellow by the standards of today, the end result of this monstrous werewolf quadruped is a dark nightmare wrapped in fur. “An American Werewolf in London” gives new reasons to fear dark alleys and bromances that even death can’t end. The point of view shot of Kessler hunting down a lone commuter through the transit tunnels is a great scene fraught with tension and fright.
Jacob Black, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
somethings combine to form a mob that serves this werewolf thus making him one of the scariest werewolves to ever howl with angst. The only thing you can do is keep your comments about glitter to yourself until this howling army has stopped roaming the streets. No scene in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” could compare to any local news coverage of opening night for sheer, blood curdling horror.
Ginger Fitzgerald, “Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning”
Red hair and a penchant for some serious slaughter type activities put Ginger Fitzgerald at the top of the scariest werewolves list. After being bitten by a hillbilly mutant kid, Ginger gets the werewolf curse in her blood but instead of dropping into the fetal position, she runs with it. A sardonic wit gives Ginger verbal fangs, which raises her past the stereotypical victim of a werewolf curse. “Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning” threads throughout the story the closeness of siblings particularly in the final scene where Brigitte takes Ginger’s curse unto herself instead of ending it by killing her.
Lucian, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”
Lucian, played by Michael Sheen, keeps a thin veneer of focused thought over a core of madness just waiting for a deep enough crack to escape. As the leader of the Lycans, he is everything a frightening werewolf needs to be: cunning, domineering and charismatic. Although physically smaller than some of his pack, Lucian has the biggest personality in the room and rules with an iron paw. His fight with the vampires as he and Sonja try to escape, shows that once committed he will never back down from his goal. One look in his crazed eyes and you’ll realize that Lucian is one of the most horrific movie werewolves to ever howl at the moon in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans“.