Thirty Days to Halloween, Day 21: The Wolfman, the Cajun Rougarou.

Thirty Days to Halloween, Day 21: The Wolfman, the Rougarou.

One of my favorite childhood memories was watching horror movies on our little black and white TV. I especially enjoyed and remember The 1941 version of The Wolfman, starring, Lon Chaney. That film changed the way I viewed the night, the moon, and firmly planted in my head the power of legends. Chaney actually starred in seven films as the wolfman. HERE is an interesting site with trivia from that first wolfman movie. And here is a short video featuring Lon Chaney:

The belief in werewolves dates back to ancient times. The Online Etymology Dictionary says that in the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally “(Month of the) Wolf-Men.”The term werewolf