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Adventures Into Darkness, a Golden Age comics series that ran for 10 issues from 1952 to 1954
Adventures Into Darkness, a Golden Age comics series that ran for 10 issues from 1952 to 1954

Werewolves have played a prominent role in popular culture. They have been featured in various forms of media that include literature, film, television, games, and music. These roles may be supernatural, symbolic, or allegorical and appearances in literature includes folklore, legend, saga, fairy tales, Gothic and horror fiction, fantasy fiction and poetry.

Classic and frequently known examples of werewolves in popular culture include the 1941 film The Wolf Man, Warren Zevon's song "Werewolves of London", and the character of Jacob Black in the young adult series Twilight.


This section includes novels and short stories.

The Were-Wolf by Housman.
The Were-Wolf by Housman.

Children and young adult fiction



Fan films


Music videos

TV movies and mini-series

Television series


See also: Werewolf (Buffyverse)







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