Favorite Wolf Films
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Film) - A European film of a man that has returned
home after traveling in America and facing off against a cult that uses an
animal cloaked in armor of bone and spikes to terrorize their enemies. Has fight
scenes coreographed like 300 with fast action and a slow-mo cut of the final
blow (this movie came out before Zach Snyder began using the same style).
The creature is actually a lion, since the animal is supposed to be African,
but I guess it could be a jackal. Disappointing there is no actual wolf either
Princess Mononoke (Film/Anime) - See my Anime Page.
Rayearth (OVA/Anime) - A film made for home audiences about the three girls
from Magic Knight Rayearth TV series. In this film they fight to save Earth
from an invansion from another world. Includes much the same characters as the
TV show. Landis in this version has a sword that can become a wolf and aid him
in fights. I don't think I have seen another anime with the animal
The Howling I & II (Film) - A horror movie of a woman being bitten by her
werewolf boyfirend and turning into a werewolf on national TV after investigating
a serial killer in LA and a rest camp run by werewolves. The sequel has her
brother investigating a wolf cult killing people in LA and then following them
The first two films were at least interconnected. All the rest are standalone
and not much better. The whole series is 'camp' but the best horror films for
werewolves. Unless you prefer the classic 'Wolfman' type films.
Wolf Lake (TV) - A town in Montana (or maybe it was Utah), that is run by
werewolves. They own much of the property and run the town from the Mill.
Includes some known stars like Graham Greene and Lou Diamond Phillips (plus
this other guy whose name I forgot just now). Not a bad show but was cancelled
early just after the main character learned he may be a werewolf in a wierd
dream caused by the drugged soup given to him by Graham Greene's character for
his illness. Which led to the famous line "Crazy Indian" after he saw a thermos
go floating by in his drug induced state. Graham Greene is known for some roles
as a 'crazy indian'.
Favorite Wolf Books
Alice Borchardt (The Silver Wolf, Night of the Wolf, the Wolf
King) - A series of books that take place in the days of Caesar and Ancient
Rome. A werewolf is a slave girl to a roman noble and falls in love with a
werewolf noble that is captured in Europe and made to fight in roman arenas.
Kelly Armstrong (Bitten, Stolen, Broken) - A woman tries to
live as a werewolf without submitting to the male dominant pack that raised her.
She eventually gets caught by a millionaire for his own zoo/lab and escapes
with several other supernatural persons, mostly a few witches.
Her books include other creatures, like vampires, angels or
psychics; but the above three are the main werewolf ones.
Keiko Koume (Art), Isuna Hasekura (Story)
(Spice & Wolf) -
The manga for the Spice & Wolf Anime I liked. It was originally a Light
Novel (what a short story or novella is called in Japan) that was later
illustrated for a manga. A merchant finds the goddess of the harvest, the Wise
Wolf Holo, in his wagon after a harvest festival and he agrees to help her get
to her ancestral home in the far north. Loaded with a bit of financial info and
merchant trades it isn't too heavy on the politics of money and makes for
intriguing plots of kingdoms trying to destroy one another without raising a sword.
??? (Art), ??? (Story)
(Wolf's Rain) -
A short manga series of a group of wolves that seek paradise while the world is
decrepit and falling apart. It starts out in a rusted-out city ruins and
eventually makes it way to the frozen wastelands. The wolves are able to take
human form and one called 'Blue' is held captive by a hunter to hunt down the
other wolves like a bounty hunter. Overall I didn't really think it was good.
Favorite Wolf Games
Werewolf : The Apocolypse - A White Wolf-based pen and paper RPG. Players
take on the roles of characters of people who can change form into wolves. There
may be more up to date versions but I liked the Apocolypse Edition, which has
better graphic novel style artwork.
Haunting Ground - A PS2 like Resident Evil. The main character is a young
women who befriends a white wolf-looking dog. Don't remember if the game
specifically states if it is a wolf or not. The two analog sticks are used to
control both the main character (left control) and the wolf (right control), you
can direct the wolf to attack enemies using his control. It has a distrubing plot
where you discover that an evil scientist wants to brred the main character with
her monstrous brother.
Okami - A beautiful PS2 game that got an HD port to the Nintendo Wii/Wii
U/Switch. Artistic style that resembles the ukiyo-e (woodblock print) style of
japanese artwork. You play as the goddess Ammeterasu sent to earth in the form
of a white wolf. You use your tail as a brush to draw in missing parts of the
world and to fight demons. Your main rivals are a ninetail fox and the demon
Orochi. Also has some great traditional style music.
Okami-den - (DS) Sequel to Okami only found on the Nintendo DS. Take on
the role of Ami's son, not as good as the first but it isn't bad. You get to
play as a cute little wolf puppy.
Monster Hunter 3 & 4 - (Wii U & 3DS) A difficult series in which
you have to go on missions/quests to slay monsters. Described as "What kind of
game is it ? Boss Mode" or "What is it about ? 1000 Hours". One of the monsters
is the Zinogre/Jinogre. A large scaly white wolf with horns and emits thunder
and lightning. It is accompanied by one of the best rock themes in any game.
When the theme starts you know something bad-ass is about to go down. In the
newer Monster Hunter World series they toned down the Zinogre theme.
God Eater 3 - (Switch) A toned down version of Monster Hunter in a more
Anime style. Several monsters (Akagami) resemble a wolf. The two actually
called a wolf are the Marduk and the Anubis. Marduk is a fire-based beast that
can summon other monsters. The Anubis is an armor-plated beast that will howl
and stand on its hind limbs like a were-wolf. There is also a wolf-like Balmung
(it is just called a beast in game and sort of looks like a tiger maybe). And
the Kyuubi which is more fox-like. The Vajra is only called a beast but is more
cat-like than the Balmung.
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness - (N64) Similar to Castlevania 64, play
as a werewolf seeking to destroy the vampire Dracula. Also get to play as a
knight that has to rescue six children in a variant game mode.
Oninaki - A beautiful Switch eGame (no physical copy; except JP/EU regions)
that you play as a Watcher; a warrior that helps spirits cross over to the
beyond so they may be reincarnated. The main character can bond with daemons
(spirits) to aid his quest. One such daemon is Zephyr a White Wolf large enough
to ride. Zephyr is a blast, his special moves are fast and hard hitting. He can
howl and is a useful ability hitting multiple targets and grants some good
boosts. Great music for early boss fights and a twisted plotline. No seriously I
played the demo and at first I thought the mother just didn't want her boy to
be alone in the afterlife and was praying for him till I realized that another
character asked her to drop the knife. Then the father was going to sacrifice
himself for the boy but then the main character ended up slaying both so the boy
wouldn't be alone. The twisted plot just gets weirder after that.
Growlanzer Generations - A double pack in one PS2 game of two adventures
in the Growlanzer series. One of the two games has a white wolf for a main