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Comic Con: Skinwalkers

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2006

Werewolves are popping up all over. You merely have to go to any theater and find one. There is, for example, Scrunt, a werewolf-like creature, in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Lady in the Water.


One of Linda Godfrey’s good illustrations of you-know-what.

Reporting from 2006 San Diego Comic-Con, Day One, on Friday July 21st, Dark Horizons’ Garth Franklin writes about another forthcoming appearance of other werewolves:


Director Jim Isaac and character/creature designer Stan Winston were on hand to present “Skinwalkers,” a werewolf horror film starring Rhona Mitra and Jason Behr. The story follows two kinds of the creatures – one camp of werewolves who embraces the beast part or their personality, while the other feels a moral duty to keep it restrained.

A small civil war between these camps centers on a child, half human and half werewolf. The characters start off as human looking but with a cruel edge, before becoming more beastly along the way and finally transforming into full blown creatures – all practical too, not digital.

For more on Skinwalkers, visit the IMDB entry.

According to the Guardian on July 21, the movie that is getting most of the attention at Comic-Con is Snakes on a Plane!

Frazetta Cryptid

Still waiting to hear more of Cryptid from San Diego. But in the meantime, here’s another new piece of art from that new comic.


Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

6 Responses to “Comic Con: Skinwalkers”

  1. lgodfrey responds:

    Hey Loren, I think I need to do a new piece of upright canid art. That one is starting to suffer from overexposure. Love the other artworks shown. The “comic” depictions have a way of capturing the emotional impact these creatures have on witnesses that sometimes is forgotten with the more clinical, forensic drawings. Good to remember both aspects of creature encounters!

  2. gridbug responds:

    Gotta love the Frazetta!!! 😀

  3. stompy responds:

    mmmmmmmm Frazettaaaaa!!!!!

  4. twblack responds:

    Never know could be a good film.

  5. Dark-Obsessor responds:

    Cryptids looks good! Is it out in the UK yet?

  6. mauka responds:

    Let’s hope it is better than Underworld…

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