Werewolves! A Study of Lycanthropes in Film, Folklore and Literature
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- 215 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W
- Released: November 17, 2011
- Publisher: BearManor Media
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Something stirs in the darkness and pads along the moonlit path... Werewolf stories have long captivated film audiences and lovers of pulp fiction. Thomas McNulty's Werewolves! explores the genesis for this cultural phenomenon dating back centuries when stories of shape shifters and wolf-men were predominant in folk tales. The book traces the origins of lycanthropy in mythology through modern times. Included are discussions of wolf mythology and the importance of the wolf symbol around the globe. Included is an examination of key werewolf stories and novels with an emphasis on popular fiction and pulp fiction. This is followed by a survey of the Hollywood films with chapters devoted to the Wolf-Man films starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the groundbreaking Spanish werewolf films of Paul Naschy. The survey of films includes titles from Hollywood's Golden Age to present times with commentary on over 70 werewolf films. The work includes a bibliography, filmography and index. Illustrated with rare photographs. Thomas McNulty is the author of the critically acclaimed biography, Errol Flynn, and the novels Trail of the Burned Man, Wind Rider, Death Rides a Palomino, and Showdown at Snakebite Creek. His feature articles have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois with his wife, Jan, and daughter, Brenna.
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