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Lisa Kessler’s Top 10 Top 10 Favorite Werewolf Movies
Hi everyone -
I’m excited to be on the All Things UF blog today! MOONLIGHT is the first book in my new Moon Series which centers around a werewolf Pack in Reno, Nevada. I had such a blast writing these books. They’re action-packed and felt like I was watching the movie in my head and writing the story as fast as I could to keep up.
I hope readers feel immersed in the action like a movie as well, and that leads me to my Top 10 Werewolf Movie List.
Get your popcorn ready and let’s do this…
The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney
This isn’t my favorite werewolf movie, but without it, werewolves may never have reached their legendary status.
My werewolf hero in MOONLIGHT named his Jeep, Chaney, after the man who put werewolves on the map…
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
You can’t go wrong with Stephen King. This one is creepy and scary! Not one of my favorite though because you never really have any empathy for the werewolf… For me, werewolf movies are about knowing the man behind the wolf.
Teen Wolf – The Movie
Okay this one was cheesy and silly, but you can’t help but fall in love with Michael Keaton and his wolf family. I haven’t seen the tv show yet, but if you’ve never seen the movie, you should check it out. It won’t change your view of werewolves, but I bet it’ll make you smile.
Red Riding Hood
This movie got panned by the critics, but I enjoyed it for what it was. The atmosphere was very creepy and the fear of the townspeople about the wolf was palpable. I loved the two men you thought might be the wolf, and I won’t spoil the ending. If you love werewolves, don’t pass this one by.
Okay you might be scratching your head here, but hear me out… This is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Rutger Hauer is cursed to be a wolf by night, so he’s not a traditional full moon werewolf, but I think it still counts, right? Also the scene where he and Michelle Phifer start shifting (she’s cursed to be a hawk by day) and they almost touch… Heartbreaking! Love this movie! So it might not be a traditional howl at the moon werewolf movie, but definitely worth seeing!
I wish I had seen this one in the theaters. I let wishy-washy reviews keep me away and watched it on HBO instead, but WOW! I thought the special effects in this one were AMAZING! The dark tones of all the lighting and the gothic feel of the atmosphere put it over the top! I thought it was also fabulously acted with just enough romance to tear your heart out at the end.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
I can remember when MTV first started and we didn’t have cable! *pout* I went to a friend’s house when Thriller premiered and we squealed with delight and waited to watch it over and over. I love that at the end Michael wasn’t a vampire, he looked up at the moon and turned around as a werewolf creature… Nice! Add in VIncent Price’s laugh and this video never ever gets old.
Underworld Rise of the Lycans
LOVE this movie!!!! The rich backstory that began the battle between the vampires and the lycans made for an action-packed film with werewolves to DIE FOR!!! Loved all the passion and forbidden love… The special effects were also amazing. You definitely feel for the werewolves in this one.
Hugh Jackman as a werewolf. Need I say more?
It was an really wild ride of a movie with fun special effects and an ending that made me cry! (OF course I’m a total sap so your movie mileage may vary) Love this one and the Dracula was fabulous too!!!
An American Werewolf in London
My all-time still-to-this-day favorite werewolf movie is An American Werewolf in London. It’s got funny cheesy moments like all the dead in different states of decay haunting him in a movie theater, but man is it ever fun! I’ve never seen another werewolf movie like it and it still has lots of heart even after all these years!
Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
Available on July 15, 2013 by Entangled Edge
Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.
Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.
It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.
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