The Curse of the Werewolf: Fantasy, Horror and the Beast Within

June 13, 2021
The Curse of the Werewolf: Fantasy, Horror and the Beast Within

Looking at the how the werewolf has been interpreted byanthropologists, psychologists and criminologists, the authorexplores the werewolf's appearance across a number of popularforms, from film to graphic novels. The author looks at the rootsof the myth and at its appearance in Gothic horror, at ideas of"the beast within" and Freud's "wolf-man" to representations ofcriminality, wolf imagery in Nazism, the "body horror" films of the1980s and finally, to the werewolf's revival in contemporaryfantasy.