Dusty vs The Hairball
Welcome back to FRIGHT FIGHT FRIDAY! If you're new to the series, click here for a quick rundown of the rules! Click here and search FRIGHT FIGHT FRIDAY for past fights! Today is round #4 of our Classic bracket, and we have two serious competitors for you! The Wolfman VS the Mummy! Let’s right into it!
“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night;
May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the Autumn moon is bright.”
This poem became iconic in 1941 when Universal released “The Wolfman” upon the world. The poem would later be altered in sequels to read … “and the moon is full and bright”, cementing the foundation for the werewolf/full moon connection. The original film actually never mentions the full moon and implies the change from man to beast happens in the fall, which is when wolfbane blooms.
For this fight I will be using the full moon version. It’s canon and also the most well-known version.
Larry Talbot returns home to Wales after hearing about his brother’s death. He meets a woman named Gwenn in her antique shop and purchases a fancy walking-cane with the head of a wolf on it. She tells him it represents a man who turns into a wolf. A werewolf.
Later he ends up saving Gwenn’s friend from an attacking wolf. He beats it to death with his new cane but during the scuffle, suffers a bite to the chest.
Of course, he turns to a werewolf and wreaks havoc, killing several town