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08-20-2009, 07:38 PM
Werewolves are back in vogue these days, and who could forget An American Werewolf in London, with the talking corpse?
Now we have upcoming a remake of the old Lon Chaney Jr. vehicle, with this bit of information:
A theme touched on briefly in the film is the question of whether lycanthropy is all in the brain. When we first meet Hugo Weaving's character, we learn he had previously investigated "The Ripper," and is convinced the crimes he is now investigating are similar.
Sounds promising to me.
08-20-2009, 07:45 PM
Hi, Gumshoe. here's a link I just posted a few days ago on the new thread
called 'Yesterday's Papers'.
A 'serious' work on Werewolves published in 1865 is available online & for free download. There's a large section of this work which discusses Lycanthropy. Cheers! Archaic
Free online book: 1865 'The Book of Werewolves' by Sabine Baring-Gould (with great original illustrations).
This seminal work discusses origins of the belief in Were-wolves, Lycanthropy, the crimes of Giles de Rais, etc.
Baring-Gould was a vicar; he taught classes with a pet bat sitting on his shoulder! (how very Goth of him, lol)
08-20-2009, 07:51 PM
The Lon Chaney 'Wolf Man' is a classic and one of the best Werewolf movies along with the Oliver Reed 'Curse of the Werewolf'
I think I did have that 'The Book of Werewolves' by Sabine Baring-Gould. It sounds family. But my copy was a 1960s/70s paperback reprint.
08-20-2009, 08:37 PM
Creighton Chaney ( "Lon Chaney" was not his real name...he dropped his first name, his mother's surname, for that of the great silent star, Lon Chaney, when his father succumbed to throat cancer) never had a better role in his career.
If Lon Chaney had survived cancer in the early 1930's, its quite possible that the half-East Indian Karloff and Hungarian ham actor Lugosi would have never attained the stardom they did because when it came to casting for horror....Lon Chaney was often not only the first choice, but the only choice. He was the man,period.
Like me in captions.:playball:
08-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Yeah, you're right, How...
when it comes to casting for horror in the captions, you da Man!
08-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Well...thats what I meant.:kiss:
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