June 4, 2011 |
As a Michael Fox-loving member of the demographic it targeted, I most certainly saw the 1985 film "Teen Wolf," but I don't remember much save it was a comedy and not very good. "Teen Wolf," which premieres Sunday night on MTV, is also one of those two things and it is not a comedy. Though there is some satisfaction in being reminded that supernatural curses were being used as metaphors for adolescence long before "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer was born (the original "Teen Wolf" was a homage/rip-off of the classic 1957 "I Was a Teenage Werewolf")
January 18, 1987 |
Daring to be different! "The Marsupials: Howling III," set in Australia, is about a werewolf colony that evolved from a (now-extinct) marsupial wolf. Which means that the women werewolves--when in human form--carry their little ones in their pouches. As for the were tykes, well, they don't attain their human features until they're about 4. Which means it's tricky taking them out in public.
March 18, 2011 |
If a full moon affects the human body, then a supermoon surely would send those effects into overdrive, leading to even more pregnancies, epileptic seizures, surgery screw-ups, suicides, assaults and various other types of biological havoc. Surely, it would. The operative word, of course, is "if. " And the Skeptic's Dictionary begins a nice distillation of moon-related folklore this way: "The full moon has been linked to crime, suicide, mental illness, disasters, accidents, birthrates, fertility, and werewolves, among other things.
August 12, 2003
Re "Rice Likens Iraq to Postwar Germany," Aug. 8: While I have great respect for national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, she is completely out of sync when using post-World War II Germany to predict the outcome of our occupation of Iraq. According to your article, Rice said that "postwar Germany had been as messy as postwar Iraq, and yet Germany eventually became the 'linchpin' of a fully democratic Europe." Rice went on to say that we faced so-called werewolves, Nazi remnants who attacked Allied troops and engaged in sabotage, "much like today's Baathist and Fedayeen remnants" in Iraq.
June 26, 1994
AHHAHOOOOO !! Susan King's omission of my TV series from her list on werewolves has wounded me like a rusty trap ("Howling Through the Ages," June 12)! Although I am not a werewolf, I have an affinity for them. For I was Lucan, the boy raised by wolves, in the 1977-79 ABC series of that name. Before sinking my fangs into my paw for being slighted, may I say I would have enjoyed being on her list! KEVIN BROPHY Van Nuys In your list of werewolf films, you neglected to list the funniest horror film ever produced: "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein."
November 16, 1986
On Page 1 of the Southeast/Long Beach section, Nov. 6, Jane Addams Elementary School Principal Beryl Brooks was shown looking at the Halloween art to which Donna Voetee, a Long Beach parent, objected. Voetee called it "witchcraft material." On Page 7, same section, same date, an Arcadia couple exchanged formal marriage vows in church, Reverend Simonian doing the honors. The bride was dressed as Frankenstein's beloved; her groom, the monster himself. A costumed werewolf escorted the bride, and the wedding cake was black.