Werewolves in Fiction

Werewolf fiction denotes the portrayal of werewolves and other shapeshifting man/woman-beasts, in the media of literature, drama, film, games, and music. Werewolf literature includes folklore, legend, saga, fairy tales, Gothic and Horror fiction, fantasy fiction and poetry. Such stories may be supernatural, symbolic or allegorical. A classic american cinematic example of the theme is The Wolf Man (1941) and in later films joins with Frankenstein and Dracula, as one of the three famous horror icons of the modern day or another example such as She-Wolf of London in which Kate Hodge transforms into a werewolf at the full moon. Or in the general European films such as the Wilderness, a woman suffering from lycanthropy is transformed into a huge she-wolf. However, werewolf fiction is an exceptionally diverse genre with ancient folkloric roots and manifold modern re-interpretations.

Famous quotes containing the words fiction and/or werewolves:

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    I’m afraid, sir, that I gave up my belief in goblins, witches, personal devils and werewolves at the age of six.
    John Colton (1886–1946)