Vampires may have sex appeal but Werewolves have the hair!
In a time when Vampires are stealing all the screen time and getting all the girls you’ve got to feel for our old friend the Werewolf.
This hairy man beast has become a second-rate villain in a fang fested world … But this wasn’t always the case.
In the 80’s it was all about the Lycanthropes – The Howling and Silver Bullet were good old-fashioned rip flicks, Teenwolf introduced us to the lighter side of the wolfman and we even had an American Werewolf come to London. It wasn’t just the silver screen that was encaptured by the wolf, even music had gotten in on the act with the king of pop Michael Jackson famously turning into a mauling monster in Thriller. All this made the wolf número uno.
Yes in the 80’s it was sexy to have a hairy back and sharp gnashers but why highlight the wolf’s plight now I hear you ask … Well I’ve just been listening to an old track on one of the less desirable radio stations by a guy called Warren Zevon – ever heard of him? Not many people have however he recorded a track back in the late 70’s entitled Werewolves of London.
This song should really find a place on every iPod and music library, with its raw lyrics, a piano riff straight out of Lynard Skynards ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ (which just so happens to be an all time favourite of yours truly) and an infectious chorus … Howlllll Werewolves of London so pop over to Youtube and check it out – this will have you staring up at the next full moon and wondering why that can of dog food looks rather tasty.
Have I just come to this conclusion that Werewolves are way cooler than Vamps? of course not, what did I dress up as this past Halloween … yep you’ve got it. I will say this for the vamps it’s easier to drink with fangs than with a mask!!!!
Vampires can come out to play any old night of the week but Werewolves only put on their dancing shoes on a full moon which also gives us humans more chance of survival if you think about it .. so in conclusion yes Vampires can be sexy but they’re just way too common. Werewolf is the way to go, their biding their time but the full moon is nearly cast and if you listen carefully you can just about hear the hungry howl in the distance. Always support the underdog.
Latino777 – It’s our time down here.