Although there have been a number of werewolf films over the years, for me only three really stand out (I haven’t seen the recent remaking of the The Wolfman, so can’t comment on that!):
American Werewolf in London (classic scene when they enter that pub in the sticks)
I like Ladyhawke quite a bit because of the historical fantasy setting, but it does look a bit dated now. The Company of Wolves though is by far my favourite and doesn’t look dated at all, despite being 25 years old. Based on Angela Carter‘s short stories, the film is a fantastic retelling of fairy tales combined with werewolf legend. It’s a beautiful and powerful film.
Here’s the trailer:
My historical-fantasy short story Bisclavret (The Werewolf) is available at Smashwords. You can see a free preview or buy the whole thing for $0.99.
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