Werewolves Rule Vampires Drool
Werewolves are almost always depicted in an unflattering light. They are the mean, evil, human-eating “beasts” of film. Over and over again the werewolf is the “meanie”, the “bad-guy”, or the one that is “out of control”. The filmmakers leave out everything that does not fit into their script – in most cases portraying the werewolf as nothing more than a beast with little intelligence. How many of them even touch upon the hidden greatness that is inherent in every werewolf? They slide right by it, giving those touches of glory to the inhuman, unhuman, undead, vampire.
For those who see the werewolf for the special creature they are, this can be annoying at best. But, for others, it can be empowering, allowing werewolves to carve their own self-image, without having to live up to an unachievable vision that could already have been painted in a person’s (or even their own) mind. So perhaps those filmmakers aren’t doing werewolves so wrong after all. And perhaps it’s just as well that werewolves are the “underdog” so to speak.
And are vampires really benefiting from the glittery, starry-eyed version of the image that every human thinks they are? If you met a vampire you might be stunned to find out he was much less of everything than you thought. Of course he could never live up to the false image that movies have painted. Not all powerful. Not all knowing. Not even human. 😉