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A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, often after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon.

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Book about teens who lived near a research center and caught a scientific form of lycanthropy [duplicate]

The book was about these 4-5 teens who lived near a research center on an island or something... I don't remember the set up as to why these kids were sneaking around on an island where someone was ...
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Horror/fiction book with werewolves, written before 2010, no romance

I will leave the storyline below, in hopes that you might be able to help me find it. Boy moves to a new house in the suburbs with his parents. After moving, they notice the houses in the neighborhood ...
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Horror movie with several stories. One had a werewolf in human form disguised as a red riding hood, saying "my, my, what big eyes you have" at the end

This is a movie I never watched but read about while I was busying myself reading plot summaries on Wikipedia. I probably read it some time around 2015 but I think the movie came out somewhere between ...
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Werewolf short story about a group of friends going skiing, with a plot twist at the end

I read this book in probably like 2015-2018 or so and I think it was in a kids' horror book compilation or something like that (not Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). I also believe the cover might ...
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Book about a woman who became the maid of a wealthy werewolf

This was a werewolf story but it started as the view point of a maid. She became a maid for this wealthy werewolf to avenge her father’s death, but she fell for the werewolf and he introduced her to ...
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Novel of a human girl living in a wolf pack and works in the garden

The story line starts with the human girl talking to her mother and she’s expressing how she can not wait to leave the pack of wolves relives on. She works in the garden and loves it especially since ...
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Gypsy association with both vampires and werewolves: folkloric or from one particular story?

I think Stoker has gypsy minions to Dracula. My question is whether folklore predates this or it was Stoker's invention which gave rise also to werewolves (as in Siodmak's flicks)?
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Looking for a short story collection from the 70's and 80's

I am looking for a short story collection that is only werewolf stories. (It is not the one edited by Jane Yolen.) I originally read it in the late mid to late 80's and I recall it had a few stories ...
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Book about a town plagued by werewolf and detective trying to figure out what is killing people

I am trying to find the name of a book that I read about 20 years ago when I was a teenager (yes, it’s an old book). I don’t remember a lot from it, but basically there is a werewolf plaguing a town ...
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Looking for werewolf horror book where werewolves have to feed on graveyard corpses

Looking for a book I once found. Published late 70s, early 80s? Horror story where people killed by werewolf return to life as werewolves but find that they are cursed to feed on graveyard corpses.
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2000s book with a human female protagonist who lives with two vampires, one of which is her brother

Vampire book where the protagonist is not a vampire; her boyfriend and brother are. I remember that the brother had a boyfriend and the beginning of the book talks about the brother walking in on them ...
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How do the werewolves follow the vampires in the Twilight series?

The werewolves (wolf shifters, if you prefer) somehow go where the vampires go. I believe either Bella, Edward or Jacob mentions that the wolves somehow appeared not long after the vampires moved into ...
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What are the werewolves in the Bartimaeus series?

In the Bartimaeus series, it seems that all magical powers come ultimately from demons/spirits (the inhabitants of the Other Place) and magicians' ability to enslave them and/or harness their powers. ...
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70s or 80s werewolf horror / murder mystery novel with a mountain lion "red herring"

This was a paperback I'd picked up secondhand, I'd say it's from 1970s-1980s (90s at the latest). It was a werewolf horror novel, with the main character trying to figure out who the werewolf/murderer ...
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Live action TV show about normal siblings who go to a monster high school

There was this live action show I watched in I think the early 2010’s, and it was about two normal siblings, an older sister and younger brother who move house/school and the new school is a monster ...
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WereFox / Werewolf / FBI / Conspiracy Series

I'm looking for a series that starts with a female FBI agent that happen to be a werefox and her partner, who's a werewolf. In fact his WHOLE family is in the FBI (or some other government agency). ...
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English-language werewolf novel from the mid-to-late 1980s

I read the book in 1987 or 1988 (having borrowed it from a friend in a middle-school science class), and I'm pretty sure it was not written much before then (and definitely not later). The plot ...
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Fantasy book about a male werewolf and oracle

The story I am looking for is a werewolf erotica. The story has a werewolf male and an oracle. The oracle was born a werewolf (but doesn't know it until later after a certain chunk of the novel) ...
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Help identifying horror short story collection with werewolf story about a boy who becomes werewolf to avenge his slain puppies

I read this collection in 1980 or 1981 (unsure how old it was at the time). I checked it out of a public library in the armpit town of Stead, Nevada. Anyway, in the story, some asshole's dogs chase ...
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Werewolf movie where the chief clue is enhanced senses

I haven't watched this movie, but heard this from a friend and it interests me, so I'm here to ask. Male lead gets wounded by a wolf on the night of a full moon, and he doesn't pay much attention to ...
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Is there such a thing as a muggle werewolf? [duplicate]

I was reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them, and I found this quote: “Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) ...
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Werewolf paperback novel (70s/80s?) centering on twins boys from a small town in the Appalachians

Looking for the title of a paperback novel that begins in New York City, culminates in a small town in the Appalachians. Flashback is the Appalachian family has twin boys, one appearing normal, the ...
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How did Lupin ensure he was safe for people?

I mean during his transformations. We know that during his time as a student at Hogwarts he was isolated in the Shrieking Shack. When he was a teacher, he used Wolfsbane potion provided by Snape. But ...
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'90s movie involving a bag of marbles, a werewolf, and a woman

There was a movie back in the '90s that my mom would watch when it came on. I barely remember it, but I know bits and pieces of it. In part of the movie, there was a bag of marbles, and all the, I ...
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Which Werewolf movie was the first to describe what would happen if a person was bitten or scratched by a werewolf in human form?

Which Werewolf movie was the first to describe what would happen if a person was bitten or scratched by a werewolf in human form? Every werewolf movie describes the effects of being attacked by a ...
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Novel set during Roman era with main protagonist is a werewolf

I read this novel in paperback around 2002 in the UK, I bought it new then so it was in print in the early 2000s. The novel was set in Roman times, but I cannot recall during which period or Emperor. ...
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Story with a white cover about a girl that falls in love with werewolf [closed]

I read the book in middle school, about ten years ago. It's about a girl that moves and falls in love with a werewolf. I remember that fairies (fae) were involved and the cover was white. It's not ...
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Werewolves in Tolkien: Why is this name used?

The werewolves in Tolkien’s stories lack the main characteristic of modern and historical depictions of werewolves elsewhere, namely, the ability (willing or otherwise) to change their form between ...
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TV Episode involving a male and a female reporter where she gets the exciting pieces including one involving a werewolf

I think I saw this on PBS somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It might have been a segment on a show like 3-2-1 Contact or Electric Company. The core scene sticking in my head involves a ...
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Looking for medieval werewolf fantasy book probably published in 1990s or up to 2010

The main protagonist was a young woman whose father was either making her marry someone or go on a pilgrimage. The setting seemed to be England, in fall or winter. The werewolf accompanied her as she ...
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Help identifying children's horror short story collection with werewolf story

I'm trying to find out the name of a children's horror story collection that I read in the US in the early 80s, which would put the publication date sometime in the 70s or possibly 60s. The story I ...
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If Wolfsbane is to be taken a week in advance, why does it matter that Lupin hadn't taken it on the night of the full moon?

In chapter 18 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lupin makes it clear that the potion is taken a week in advance (emphasis mine): "As long as I take it in the week, preceding the full ...
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Can D&D werewolves actively decide whether to turn someone or not?

I'm fleshing out a backstory for a new character in D&D, who has been bitten by a werewolf. My question essentially considers how much control a werewolf has when in wolf-form. Is it generally ...
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Who was stronger, Lucian or William?

Underworld: Evolution says William became ,"the first and most powerful Lycan." But Underworld: Rise of the Lycans says Lucian, "possessed a strength and focus that ...
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How much of werewolf "folk lore" can be attributed to the invention of Curt Siodmak? [closed]

I know the poem about "a man who is pure at heart" turning into a wolf was written by Siodmak but I am not sure, like Stoker, how much Siodmak himself was inspired by European folk lore. It may be ...
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In the Underworld franchise, what are the canonical physical advantages to being a Vampire over a Lycan?

The Underworld franchise gives a modern twist to the war between Vampires and Werewolves, aka Lycans. Here, these species aren't "supernatural" in origin, but more a biological or ...
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Terrans land on a planet with cat-like aliens and start going missing, two of the crew are werewolves that think it is the perfect place

I just remember a glimpse from around 40 years ago. The story may be older. An exploration space ship from Terra is landing on an alien planet. The Earthlings are coming in contact with the alien cat-...
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R. A. Salvatore novel set in Faerûn - main character is a female werewolf who has dealings with priestesses of Selûne

I'm trying to remember this book I read some time around 2008. I remember it as a book with R. A. Salvatore's name on it, I'm not certain if he wrote it or co-wrote it, which is why I couldn't ...
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Werewolf horror novel where the werewolf attacks people in cars and eats a child

The story begins with a werewolf attacking a couple I think in car. In one particular scene the werewolf is attacking a family in their RV and eats the child.
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Short story about a doctor who is a werewolf

This short story involved a doctor werewolf who ended up being cured of his lycanthropy by being shrunk and placed inside his own body (or a robot version of it maybe? cloned?) based on the premise ...
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Kindle book about a woman pulled into underground fights, in a setting with vampires and werewolves

I think I read it about 4-5 years ago (around 2014-2015) as a free Kindle book. It might have also been in a large dump of "vampire fiction" that I got from a friend that I have since gotten rid of ...
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Series about a young woman who can sense supernatural beings and works in auto repair

I ran across a series ten-ish years ago at a yard sale and just read the first few pages of the first book and now I want to find them and read them. The main character was a woman who had her own ...
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Book I read in the middle 80s about a werewolf killed by sharks

I think the main female character was Maeve. It talked about wolfsbane. Hunting in the woods at night. Something about being on a boat. Sharks killing the werewolf at the end of the book.
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Werewolf romance book where female had to fight werewolf to keep her position in the pack

I am trying to find this book where a female had to fight a werewolf in order to keep her position in pack and her mate can’t help her. She ends up shooting the wolf and winning the challenge. I ...
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...
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80s-90s (?) cartoon about a werewolf - something like Scooby Doo knock off

I remember an old cartoon, but I cannot find it. I saw it in the 90s on Cartoon Network, but the animation was older. It was like Scooby Doo, but male protagonist was something like werewolf - if he'...
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Book I was reading in the mid to late 90s about a private detective werewolf

I remember the main character was a private detective as well as a werewolf. There was an island he went to where all the inhabitants were females as well as werewolves. In one part they capture a ...
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90s young adult novel: young girl in a boarding school where some students are actually werewolves

I am looking for a series of young adult novels that I read in the early 90's. I read them in French but I believe they were originally written in English. The story revolved around a young girl's ...
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What is known about the Homorphus Charm and does it cure lycanthropy? [duplicate]

Question inspired by reading this -> Why was an entire minor scene omitted from the French translation of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"? Please read Prof. Lockhart's quote in ...
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Werewolf Short Story - Love Goes Bad (mildly NSFW language)

Somewhere around 2006 I read an unusual and poignant short story written from the perspective of a female werewolf. An American college professor goes on a trip to Eastern Europe and falls in love ...
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