As I watch the 1974 The Beast Must Die on an icy February morning, I find myself pondering about how often werewolves have been the subject of films. Zombies are very de rigeur right now, but werewolves seem to be the poor relation. I have found a number of websites that are devoted entirely to the topic of werewolves in film. A useful site organizes film by decade, which is my preferred approach. To my delight, the first appearance of werewolves in film is a Canadian silent film made in 1913 titled, perhaps obviously, The Werewolf. This film is apparently lost, much to my dismay. Lycanthropy has been a very popular and long-standing theme in film, manifesting itself even in modern films, such as the Harry Potter series.
Here are my favourite werewolf films, in order: