Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vampires or Werewolves?

Screw "Twilight"'s tween-aged version of vampires and werewolves and the actors who played them.

Let's get down to the important stuff: Which is better, vampire or werewolf?

I hate sunlight. No, seriously. When a cloud goes by and blots out the sun, I sigh with relief. I don't go out in the sun except on a road trip and that's purely because my night vision is for-shit. I like nighttime. My dream bedroom is pitch black, very cool, and humid; cave-like.

On the other hand, I am Autumnforest. I live for the woods and running like a wild thing, being one of the creatures of the glade. Streams, moss, lichens, ferns, and a canopy overhead are my bliss.

Rocks, paper, scissors.

Now, if a vampire has the ability to mesmerize, he could technically take down a werewolf by disabling him and draining him. If, however, he can't mesmerize another undead creature, the werewolf would tear him to pieces.

The vampire is more man-related; we see a vampire in a crowd and we think "ah, one of my own species," yet a werewolf seems to be more a part of the animal realm.

Some movies to compare:
"Wolf Man" versus "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
"The Howling" versus "The Hunger"
"Underworld" (has both) versus "Twilight" (has both)

My favorite vampire movies would include "Fright Night" and "Salem's Lot" but then I'm retro when it comes to vampires, but not so retro I really dig the romantic renditions of men who sneaked into women's bedrooms and drank from them and mesmerized. Other than the idea of a man biting my neck (anything involving the neck turns me on), I don't see the romance in vampires. They seem rather self-absorbed and vain.

Another thing that isn't as attractive about vampires is that there is little or not transformation. They can approach you as a human-looking person and so there is no suspense. A werewolf, however, must transform and the real terror comes when you see what you will be up against materializing before your eyes. Here's an example, Nick Swardson's hilarious standup about being stabbed which reminds me of what being attacked by a werewolf be like:

My favorite werewolf movies are the original "Wolf Man" but I also like the remake (the plot was a convoluted mess) but the effects were stunning. I adore "The Howling" and "Wolf," as well. "An American Werewolf in London" was excellent, too. Honestly, any monster who resides in the woods and runs with the creatures of the night is going to get my attention.

This is what I want to know:

Who is more powerful--werewolf or vampire?
Who is more sexy--werewolf or vampire?
If you had to be one--which one?


  1. 1) Bram Stroker's Dracula easily wins over Wolfman. Wolfman was fine, but no more.

    2) Never saw The Howling or The Hunger.

    3) Do you really have to ask? Truth be told, I really like Twilight. It's hilarious in ways it was never intended to be. However, Underworld is cool in the same way The Crow is cool. It seamlessly mixes horror and action in an artistic setting.

  2. I have to admit that I loved the filming locations in Twilight and I've been known to play it without the whiny suicidal dialogue and just glance up as I'm working every now and then to see green. Those are my kind of woods!! Werewolves rock, but I love creatures of the woodlands more than vamps.

  3. I'm not sure which is more sexy. I guess I would have to go with werewolves because, seriously, who wants to screw a dead person? Nice to look at, but I ain't touching one. As for who is more powerful, I lean toward vampires simply because they seem to have more abilities.

  4. I'm going with vampires. But scary vampires. Nosferatu and such. Not Twilight stuff.

  5. Personally, if I HAD to be one, I'd go with Vampire. But none of that "Twilight" BS. I'd run around under cover of night, taking out bad guys with a stake to the heart (who says vampires can't be vigilantes?) Come to think of it, that could be a pretty cool short story...

  6. 1) Vampires are more powerful because they're manipulative. I think mind control is powerful.

    2) Vampires are a lot sexier! (aside from Nosferatu)

    3) I would rather be a vampire. Who wants to be hairy like a werewolf?

  7. Oh, my. It seems I'm the only one who wants run of the woodlands and to face a feral attacker. I guess of the vampires, my fav was Chris Sarandon in Fright Night. Seriously, I would have puddled at his feet. He wouldn't have to mesmerize...

  8. Why do they have to be sparkly? Why?

  9. Melanie; I like how his face with each consecutive movie got more and more white faced. In New Moon, I was laughing so hard, I couldn't hear the dialogue.

  10. I dunno Autumnforest Kate Beckinsale was a pretty good vampire. But if I had to be one or the other I'd be a werewolf. Why prance around and be all goth and emo when you can a badass wolf

  11. I'd prefer to pet a wolf, myself. Anemic boys are wimpy.

  12. Howwwwl... I just love the werewolves. My first ware love was Quentin Collins on Dark Shadows. Now it's Alcide Herveaux on True Blood. He is just gorgeous and sexy. I will take the fur over the pasty faces anytime. Although Eric (TB) is a hot vampire and is under consideration, tee hee!

  13. Sis; you are like an indecisive schoolgirl. Okay, okay, enough people have told me to watch True Blood. I guess I'll give it a second chance although all that male flesh is likely to just frustrate me.

  14. going to go with the vampires on one hand, cause they are hot and mysterious. on the other hand werewolves are like stalking predators, not just looking for blood to live. they hunt. i love the fright night movie, i hate the fact that they are remaking it... and it looks like the exact same movie... by the way, i am unleashing the spin off of fright night i wrote and just found... it was going to be a series, but i only wrote 2.5 of the 6...


  15. Jeremy;
    You are an inventive genius! Photography, art, writing. Damn! You're a total package. Every night I sit down and type up my zombie novella and I look up at Michael Myers above the fireplace staring down at me and smile. You really captured him just the way I see him. He's so freaking sexy!

  16. 'An American Werewolf in London' is a favourite of mine, and I don't like 'Twilight', but ultimately I've got to go with the vamps. I loved watching Hammer Horror vampire films with my father when I was young, so vampires will always get my sentimental vote.

    'Salem's Lot" is still one of the best vampire movies of all time. 'The Hunger' is special to me because of Bowie, and it so represents its time - so over-the-top, '80s music-video style. Love the 'Underworld' films - they have the best of both worlds, with vamps and lycans. 'Fright Night' is great and Alex O'loughlin made a pretty sexy vamp in 'Moonlight'. I know I will have to duck and cover now, but I can't get into 'True Blood' - I can't stand the teeth placement, if you're going for sexy vamp I like canines over incisors.

    I'm always leery about remakes, but when I found out that David Tennant was playing the Roddy McDowall role in the new 'Fright Night', I got interested.

  17. I have to admit, I've gotta see the Fright Night remake. I always kind of wished they'd redo it just because I didn't like the campiness. I wanted a more serious and dark rendition. I have a Hammer collection and I love watching all those classics. I'm a freak for 70s British horror from their TV stuff like Thriller and Hammer and more. The first time I seriously wanted to go to Europe was when I saw an American Werewolf in London. I saw it as dark wild countryside which I had never thought of it as before. Suddenly, the moors were filled with possibilities.

  18. I love '70s horror, too! Sometimes the storylines went nowhere or in circles, but they really got the atmosphere right at that time. I know '80s slasher films are extremely popular, but I just can't get into them.

    'An American Werewolf in London' was one of reasons I wanted to go and live in London, and I did, for 5 years!

  19. Lucky! Lucky! I'm still waiting to leave the freaking country. Well, the good thing about being divorced is I'm not longer married to someone who hates to vacation, would never leave the country and doesn't understand spending money to go somewhere where people don't eat "normal food." Argh!

  20. I like both but I would love to be a werewolf. Vampires gotta follow to many rules. I would like to be a wolf like in the Howling. There's even a slaughtered lamb pub in NYC. I can see myself running in the woods howling at the moon on a cool night. Sounds awesome.

  21. SD77: I gotta admit that camp where the werewolves hung out together--freaking sexy! I was so turned on by that. Would love to see an NC-17 version of that one. I'm so deviant. :-)

  22. haha absolutely. With being a werewolf animalistic tendencies will be unleashed. Score another one for Werewolfs howwwwwlllllll

  23. Guess which side I fall on? As someone else has mentioned why would you want to be with a cold dead guy when you can hang out with a hot guy or gal who turns into a wolf. Vamps only think they are powerful; wolves can hear their mincing steps from half a mile away :-).

    Werewolves rule; vampires drool!!

  24. Storm--So right! I just love your blog at
    Keep it up Wolf-Man!