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Title: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: SirJon on February 11, 2010, 03:30:46 PM
I posted a reply earlier today which got me thinking. All you monster fans out there, Whats your scariest werewolf? Classic through modern. Anything goes.

I'm gonna go with one that i'm sure i'll get alot of grief about, But i think the Michael Jackson "cat-like" werewolf is the scariest. For some reason be it the razor sharp teeth or yellow eyes, something about Rick Bakers makeup just scared the crap outta me! Just looked like if he got ahold of you it would be a painful death. And i don't know if you guys remember, but that werewolf Karate chopped a tree, and it fell over!! I'm serious, watch the video! LOL - just a very terrifying transformation too - right from the get go with the yellow eyes and teeth till the end product. The face just had a crazy wildness about it.

Some others on my list would be:

THE HOWLING:
Great transformation and movie but not very scary to me. Too much of a While E. Coyote look.

AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON:
AWL was another one on my list which was also a great transformation and super scary werewolf. I think the 4 legged-ness of it is one thing i didn't like. I feel like a werewolf should walk up right. Maybe it's my roots lying w// lon chaney jr's wolfman but i also feel like a short werewolf cant reach me in a tree or something - LOL - i dunno - i feel like if i got in the car and locked the door "he cant open the door hes too short!"

Obviously the old universal wolfman and werewolf in london are great too but maybe to dated to be the scariest. Werewolf in london did scare me though. I liked the face and expression you could see through the makeup.

What are your favorites?

SIDE NOTE in regards to werewolf movies: "Dog Soldiers" was a great werewolf movie in my opinion. Reminded me of a zombie flick the way they are trapped in the house trying to stay alive. Great concept.
(http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/thriller/19.jpg)

PS:8.5HRS till WOLFMAN 2010!!

Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: SirJon on February 11, 2010, 03:33:29 PM
OOPS!

i already caught my blatant error.

Werewolf OF London
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: fmofmpls on February 11, 2010, 04:12:03 PM
Hmm ... scariest werewolf you ask? I like your choice of the MJ Thriller werewolf. That was a vicious looking lycanthrope alright. And very much inspired by Micheal's Landon's Teenage Werewolf by the way.

I would still have to go old-school with the Lon Chaney Jr werewolf. Make that wolf man and not werewolf. And that's why he was so scary in my opinion - he didn't really look like a werewolf, but rather a tortured man with the curse of losing his bodily functions to that of a wolf. Werewolves always look more like rabid wolves from animal kingdom hell, but a wolf man ..  that looks like a dangerous beast with an insane and uncontrollable human mind. That's scary!
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: SirJon on February 11, 2010, 04:32:48 PM
hmmm... now that you mention it the teeth as well as the silver streaks in the fur are quite reminiscent of the I WAS A TEENAGED WEREWOLF, which was also a scary werewolf. For the time i assume that was a extremely horrifying makeup. Im only 25 so obviously not around when it came out, but can any UMA members comment on the BUZZ that werewolf caused in its day?

(http://doctorbulldog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/i-was-a-teenage-werewolf.jpg?w=389&h=246)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 11, 2010, 04:47:04 PM
Oliver Reed's "Leon" in CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF was one creepy & vicious looking wolf man!
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on February 11, 2010, 04:57:23 PM
The Werewolf of London: His clipped of hair appearance is very demonic.

Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: dadabigalow on February 11, 2010, 05:01:50 PM
I think you underestimate The Howling. I mean Eddie Quist not only was he a werewolf but a Sex-Crazed Serial Killer. Even with the criticisms Of Rob Bottin make-up being shot to dark, and hard to see. I think that adds even more to the overall  creepiness of it. Most the Robs stuff is dark and disturbing.  Example, Victor aka “Sloth” in Se7en.   
But  those facial expressions...............
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/Eddie_Quist_group.jpg)

7hr's to go.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: mike c on February 11, 2010, 05:32:42 PM
If I recall, the Thriller beast is supposed to be a Werecat, or Cat Man, not a wolf... hence the whiskers, longer ears and more stylized hair, slit eyes, etc..

At any rate, I must preface by saying that my favorite werewolf will always be Larry Talbot's other half. No arguing, no debating; all-time favorite.

However, having been the Lon Jr.- Wolf Man's 'friend' since early childhood, he never scared me. I just felt sad for him.

So if the question is about 'scariest', then I have to agree with dadabigelow. If we're talking about the complete package, that is, the entirety of the being as human and wolf, you really can't look farther than Eddie Quist.

Guy's out of his freaking mind, a psycho-sexual murderer already; his larger than life beast form is just a less inhibited continuance of the same being.

Plus, Quist's utter evil, mental madness and lyncanthropic curse are all embodied perfectly in that snarling, slobbering, filthy, sweaty, matted, wiry-haired, bloody beast. One can imagine the mange, the scars, scabs, parasites, lordy the stench of such a creature. And that's how Quist is on the inside 24/7 -- it's just evil.

Most powerful? No. American Werewolf-David Kessler could shred him to ribbons in ten seconds.

But Eddie Quist is scary. Scary-psycho-whoo-hoo! scary.

I don't want to neglect some of the pure beauty-creepiness of The Company of Wolves, no sir.

But Eddie... yikes.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 11, 2010, 06:02:00 PM
My first glimpse of a movie werewolf will always be the scariest:

I was maybe 7 years old and up waaay past my bedtime . . . when I saw Lon Chaney Jr's hand reach out the crypt and grab that grave robber (in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man) I thought I'd never fall asleep again!

As an adult I'd have to say that American Werewolf in London has left the deepest impression.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Mike H on February 11, 2010, 07:07:17 PM
I've always loved the savagery of Paul Naschy's werewolves, especially in LA MARCA DEL HOMBRE LOBO. It was his first time playing the character and his athleticism and excitement really made him a feral being.

RIP, Paul... you were the best hombre lobo ever!
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 11, 2010, 07:55:42 PM
I dunno about scariest...but this is one of my faves....

(http://www.monsterlandtoys.com/video/Silver%20Bullet.jpg)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: BaronLatos35 on February 11, 2010, 10:29:46 PM
I agree with Mike C that Chaney's Wolf Man is my all time favorite, but he never really scared me. Eddie Quist and AWiL scared the bejesus out of me when I first saw them.

Dog Soldiers is a new favorite of mine. That movie had a great tense feeling from the opening scene to the end that had me on the edge of my seat watching it. But the werewolves weren't really scary, the story was instead.

Now, with only seeing posters, pics and trailers, The new Baker/Del Toro Wolf Man is looking vicious. A fast, hulking mass of fur and fangs with bloody claws. If I was a kid, this would scare me. As an adult, I'm excited to see this tomorrow.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Fester on February 13, 2010, 01:13:09 AM
I have rarely found The Wolfman actually scary in the jump out of your seat sense.  The scare is more philosophical.
For Wolfman, it will always be Chaney's Lawrence Talbot.  Sorry DelToro fans, I don't think he will be able to surpass or even match Chaney's tormented, cursed Talbot.  There is something pitiable-yet scary about a  regular guy about to lose it all and start ripping up anyone in his way.  When  I was a kid, I found him scary--but sad too.

Michael Landon's Teenage Werewolf, I think was misnamed. He still has a shred of humanity--and most of his clothes.  When I was a teenager, I could relate.  He was going through the adolescence  from hell.  And I thought I had trouble with girls!

Oliver Reed's Curse of the Werewolf still gives me the shudders.  He is violent and out of control, but you can still see his human side peeking through.   Something about those eyes.

I also liked Jack Nicholson's take in Wolf.  Maybe it is the middle age aspect. The older I get, the more his story appeals to me.  He is a man on the decline, and his transformation reverses his condition--but at a price,  Besides there is something quite feral about Nicholson.

To me, most werewolves that go on all fours, are hard to relate to. They are too far gone to have much (if any) humanity left.  Sort of like my third ex-wife, Attila, when she had PMS.  Speaking of implacable beasts, the werewolves in Dog Soldiers were fantastic.  Not only was it a danged good werewolf, movie bit a great action pic as well.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Elisabeth on February 13, 2010, 01:41:12 AM
Henry Hull in WEREWOLF OF LONDON.  He truly LOOKED like "neither man nor wolf...but a satanic creature with the worst qualities of both".
He scared the stew out of me.

Elisabeth  ededed
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: tv horror on February 16, 2010, 07:46:22 PM
I'm going with Eddie Quist from the Howling played by the marvelous Robert Picardo. I met Robert once here in Belfast and he was so far from removed from that part it was unbelievable. The only unfortunate thing was he did not have a photo of Eddie for him to sign, I got him to sign the dvd cover instead. He also told me that it was one of his favourite parts and that he enjoyed playing the character.

Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: mike c on February 16, 2010, 10:00:17 PM
I'm going with Eddie Quist from the Howling played by the marvelous Robert Picardo. I met Robert once here in Belfast and he was so far from removed from that part it was unbelievable. The only unfortunate thing was he did not have a photo of Eddie for him to sign, I got him to sign the dvd cover instead. He also told me that it was one of his favourite parts and that he enjoyed playing the character.

Very cool!
A good friend of mine who is a professional theatrical stage manager type went to school with Bob Picardo, and through him I got a chance to meet Picardo very briefly many years ago. He told me the same thing about how much fun he had with the role, that it was so thrilling to really have a miserable, twisted, psycho monster character to (literally!) dig into and make his own!
We also discussed his role as the theatre manager in Matinee, and he loved the paranoiac persona he had to portray.
A very talented, prolific character actor that Rob Picardo fella... and seemingly a rather nice man to boot.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: BlackLagoon on February 16, 2010, 11:06:44 PM
I admit as a kid seeing the thriller video scared the hell out of me. I couldn't push the Atari button fast enough to block out the screen lol.

Now, it may be a bit early in the game for this but if you said scariest as in which Wolfman would you least want to be running from? The new guy takes it. The Del Toro Wolfman made me remember just how  much of a ferocious beast he is. You basically have no chance of running, he had ridiculous strength, no point in reasoning with him...a complete mad dog.

That can be said for all the others as well, but theres something telling me a .38 with some silver ammo against our new boy--just doesn't even the odds enough for me!
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: SirJon on February 17, 2010, 01:02:40 PM
Yea - the new wolf man is with out a doubt the scariest werewolf/man to come along the last 15/20 yrs or so. Correct me if i'm wrong.
I just see the Jacko werewolf "cat beast" scarier though for some reason. I think the initial beginning of the transformation put in my head that hes turning into more than a werewolf. The first glimpse with yellow eyes and teeth make him look like a demon from hell and to think hes behind the hair still freaks me out. Plus the chase sequence is scary to me also. If del toro was "chasing" you it wouldn't be much of a chase. He see's you - your dead. But the Jacko beast could be on your coat tails chasing you for sometime if you had a head start and the thought of him chasing me through the woods is still scary as hell.

Good job MONSTERBAKER! Im scar-ed for life!

Also - i saw above some one recommended silver bullet - i watched it yesterday on YOUTUBE and i didn't really like it. Weak transformation IMO. Anybody know who did the makeup?
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: tv horror on February 17, 2010, 05:08:42 PM
I know that the actual werewolf suit was made by Carlo Rambaldi and the make-up Supervisor was Michael McCracken.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: slayergriffith on February 17, 2010, 05:19:42 PM
(http://goremasterfx.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/an-american-werewolf-in-london.jpg)

An American Werewolf in London
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 18, 2010, 08:49:28 AM
(http://thm-a02.yimg.com/nimage/0f29339a9dbc8f88)


     Henry Hull was a creature that you might mistake for human at a distance in the dark, but you'd be dead wrong.  There's a level of creepiness to that.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 18, 2010, 08:55:58 AM
I always thought the werewolf in Bad Moon would be a great Halloween costume.

(http://www.evilontwolegs.com/uploads/corey/top10werewolves/bad_moon_3.jpg)

More 'cool' than terrifying, to me, though.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Type3Toys on February 18, 2010, 09:47:47 AM
I always thought the werewolf in Bad Moon would be a great Halloween costume.

([url]http://www.evilontwolegs.com/uploads/corey/top10werewolves/bad_moon_3.jpg[/url])

More 'cool' than terrifying, to me, though.


I love that werewolf as well. I also love the movie.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 18, 2010, 10:13:48 AM
Im only 25 so obviously not around when it came out, but can any UMA members comment on the BUZZ that werewolf caused in its day?

IWATW was a big hit for AIP. I think it took in a couple million, which was "A" picture money.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:42:40 PM
(http://www.kidzworld.com/img/upload/article/26953/a10487i0_groovie-goolies-185.gif)

    What could be more terrifying than a werewolf doing recreational drugs to excess?
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:46:20 PM
Werewolf Transformation - Bad Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KHucG_Rs3A#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:49:15 PM
CCR Bad Moon Rising American Werewolf In London (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BRUzKFEG_0#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:52:02 PM
Company of Wolves Young Groom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wresBTVrSzk#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:53:16 PM
The Howling's Eddie Quist transforms into a werewolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q58Rimr1dtQ#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:55:00 PM
the howling 3 werewolf transformation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRYmpgt1TxI#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:56:18 PM
silver bullet werewolf 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p6bRqBJZzI#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:57:40 PM
Monster Squad (Werewolf Transformation) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dha_9dPVhCY#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 05:59:44 PM
I Was A Teenage Werewolf (pt. 5) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxE8VIFo7so#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:02:04 PM
Curse Of The Queerwolf Clip 2 And So It Begins... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1W7pFiAINk#)


HEY!!! How'd THAT get in there!!!!?
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:04:07 PM
Wolf - Stewart vs Will (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8IxjzmgIlw#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:05:49 PM
Teen Wolf Too Dancing Werewolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPHFrnTYn1c#)

My apologies for this one, too.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:07:24 PM
werewolf transformation underworld 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cqCNX_ZoDw#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:09:16 PM
Ooops!  Sorry for the repeat.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:11:34 PM
Twilight Saga New Moon Offical Clip (Jacob's Transformation) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGNlIOwdciI#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Sean on February 20, 2010, 06:13:30 PM
Dumb Movies - Howling III the marsupials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvGd7Fv2Hk#)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Godzilla91 on March 10, 2010, 09:57:18 AM
American Werewolf in London
Silver Bullet
The Howling
The Wolf Man
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: coughcool on March 10, 2010, 11:33:43 AM
Kolchak: The Night Stalker - had a episode called "The Werewolf" the make-up wasn't that great but the Werewolf was pretty mean.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n129/coughcool3/werewolf.jpg)



Then The Ginger Snaps series had some great Werewolf action in them as well. 

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n129/coughcool3/U_1_GingerSnaps.jpg)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: dadabigalow on March 10, 2010, 12:24:08 PM
I remember that one. That was the one where Carl was on the cruise ship, Right?


Ya see, this is the kind of things that really scares me. I'm 50 years old and I can
remember an episode of Night Stalker”from 37 years ago, But I can go to the
grocery store to pick up 3 things without taking a list.

Whats it going to be like when I 80 and my kids come to visit?

"OH hello  I remember you..... Lets see you name is Larry Talbot and that must
be your lovely wife Gwen.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Crazy1van on March 10, 2010, 03:41:35 PM
I'm a little surprised that, as SCARIEST WEREWOLVES go,no one seems to consider that William from UNDERWORLD II was quite impressive.  He was visually what I wanted in a werewolf, and the way he slaughtered whole villages, at the same time turning their populations into new armies of undead werewolves, made for a creature that would scare me in real life.

If I was a werewolf, and I'm not saying I am, I'd be MORE concerned about running into Willaim Corvinus than any of the others I can think of.
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Overkill137 on March 28, 2010, 06:24:37 AM
I have seen many scary werewolf films in my time but i can easilly narrow it down to the 5 best ones
5.American werewold in london. This film was good but it just didnt have the best wolf and it didnt scare me very much which it could have but still an awsome and slightly disturbing movie
4.(it has to be in here not really about a werewolf but still gives the impression early on) Brotherhood of the Wolf. This is an amazing film and the subtlety of the "wolf" over the other plots are brilliant
3.Dog soldiers. of corse this had to make it into the top 3 the general idea of it makes it brilliant and even though it is a horror it still has some good comedy aspects involved aswell
2.No question The Howling. this hasnt got the best plot but this gets my number 2 spot because of the werewolves they are nopt just scary but for how old it is it has the best transformation ever.
1.Finally number 1 my choice for number 1 may be argued against but in mym personal opininon the scariest werewolf of all time is........... The one from the original Ginger Snaps. for me there is no question that it is the scariest thing i have ever seen in a movie and the build up to seeing it for the first time is brilliant. and the last scene in there house couldn't have been made any better. (also it has an average (but scary) transformation)

http://www.fvza.org/images/gingersnaps.jpg (http://www.fvza.org/images/gingersnaps.jpg)
Title: Re: Scariest werewolf of all time!
Post by: Crazy1van on March 28, 2010, 10:36:54 AM
The first Ginger Snaps will always be in my top 5 werewolf flix, tho not necessarily because it's scary.  It's just a great story about werewolves.