This assignment is upon werewolf culture. The sources that well be analysed is
the curse of thewerewolf Fantasy, Horror and the beast within (Chantal, 2006).
Talking about werewolf’s
transformations and how it targets the audience. The next source is
a lycanthropy reader:werewolves in western culture America (Otte, 1986).
The next source is
Nigel (2006),little red riding hood uncloaked: sex, morality, and the evolution of a fairy tale, by Orenstein (2002).Other
sources well be of the wolf man (1941) directed by George Wagner and the updated wolf manreleased in (2010) directed by Joe Johnston. The last source is of the American werewolf in London(1981). This is linked back to the wolfman (2010).Main BodyWerewolves are truly believed by people, but film makes wolves more believable do to actionscreated in films. Otte an author states
A werewolf, one who has literally been transformed from ahuman being into a wolf, can best be shown on film, where fake brutal attacks, multiple murders,rape, torture, and cannibalism is cinematic tricks to horrify and mesmerize an audience that enjoys
vicarious participation in fantasy violence and imaginary savagery.” (Otte, 1986:1) werewolf’s now
are more viscous and horrific due to the special effects. But being changed in time wolfs becomebelievable due to the artwork involved. Also the way the film is directed changes the picture. But in
the 1800’s stories that were told made wolves to be believable. But all actions that a werewolf can
do such as the brutal attacks are just not real but a fantasy to make believe of revolution. As in thenew era. The audience do find them more mesmerising do to the special effects and brutal attacks.Fantasy violence brings at visual content and stories. Such as wolfman (2010) the latest film of thewolfman has a more brutal strength due to the effects and the creative design of the wolfman. ButIn some way its connected to the old wolfman of (1941).Fig 1:
This is a still image of the wolfman released in (2010) and directed by Joe Johnston. The image of thewolf is much life like due to its facial expression and the makeup brings it at much more than the old