The list author says: "In popularity, werewolves are a far cry from vampires and zombies. Somehow, the primitive terror inspired by a half-human, half-beast sort of being has been buried by the more complex, sophisticated scariness generated by the undead. And, after all, wolves have been recognized to be dog-like, docile-eyed creatures no more like the ferocious man-killers of legend than are gorillas. But the horror of werewolves is that very man/beast amalgamation--the superior intellect of homo sapiens with the predatory prowess of canis lupis. Alas, in the 21st Century, werewolves have been largely relegated to horror comics, CGI-filled fantasy flicks, and paranormal romance novels. Finding truly frightening, old-fashioned literature and film has become a task. But they are out there, waiting like wolfmen beneath a full moon, lying in wait for the next humans who dare to cross their paths...."