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

By Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

Looking on the how the werewolf has been interpreted by means of anthropologists, psychologists and criminologists, the writer explores the werewolf's visual appeal throughout a few renowned types, from movie to photograph novels. the writer seems on the roots of the parable and at its visual appeal in Gothic horror, at principles of ""the beast within"" and Freud's ""wolf-man"" to representations of criminal activity, wolf imagery in Nazism, the ""body horror"" motion pictures of the Eighties and at last, to the werewolf's revival in modern fantasy.

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