My Geeky Trivia
By Geeky Gem
I am a big movie fan, as you probably know if you’re reading this, and one of my favourite types of movies to watch are Werewolf movies. I like Lycanthropes as they are humans, who on a normal day can be perfectly rational, but for a few days every month, under the power of the Moon, are stripped back to pure, basic animal instinct. I know this means they go around killing innocent people, but they don’t know that. So, without further ado, here is this week’s trivia.
Dog Soldiers, (2002)
Simon Pegg was offered a part in this movie, but turned it down after Edgar Wright asked him to save his first horror movie role for Shaun of the Dead.
Bad Moon, (1996)
In order to get the film rating the film makers wanted for this film, they had to cut a few seconds of sex and gore.
American Werewolf in London, (1981)
The location for the front of Alex’s flat was filmed on and around a street called Lupus Street, Pimlico, London. Lupus is of course, Latin for Wolf.
The Wolfman, (1941)
Lon Chaney Jnr’s make-up took six hours to put on, but only three hours to take off, a process that caused friction between Chaney Jnr and Universal make-up supremo, Jack Pierce.
The Company of Wolves, (1984)
This movie was shot in only nine weeks.
Even though this movie is about a Werewolf, the word is never used.
The Wolfman, (2010)
Actors, including Gene Simmons and David Lee Roth, were called into to perform the Wolfman’s howl.
Teen Wolf, (1985)
Do the houses in this movie look familiar to you? They do? Well that’s because Scott Howards House, is on the same street of houses that George McFly and Lorraine Baines lived on, in 1955, in Back to the Future. The Howard’s home is in fact, The Baines house.
The Howling, (1981)
Above Karen and Bill’s bed, you can see a picture depicting a wolf, killing a flock of sheep.
No special effects were used to alter Kevin Grevioux’s (Raze) voice. It actually is that deep.
There we have it, a wander into the world of the beast within, come back next week, if you dare, when we will be looking at the natural enemy of the Lycan, the Vampire, what horrors will we unearth as we explore the cold dark crypt?