Werewolves Versus: GenderTerror

Werewolves Versus is a semi-annual pay-what-you-want zine that pits werewolves against various themes. So far werewolves have fought against (not always in a literal sense): the 1990s, Romance, Music, Space, and Facism. Each issue has 15 completely new works by various artists, writers, poets, and other content creators exclusively for the zine. Many (but not all) of the creators fall somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum, making this most definitely a queer celebration of werewolves!

While werewolves are always the stars of the piece, each piece has its own unique twist and voice. These differences range from typical horror flair, to comedic undertakings, to downright heart-wrenching moments.

On September 6th, the most recent issue was released marking the fifth installment of the zine; Werewolves Versus: Hollywood. Below are some excerpts and snippets of what you can find in Werewolves Versus: Hollywood, which according to editor A. Quinton, contains one of the scariest stories yet!

From David McCoy‘s “Getting into Character”:

Jacqueline held onto Anthony’s arm as they approached the person on the cot. This was the person sharing his lycanthropy; a young man in only his jeans, deep in slumber. She wondered how Alex had convinced Daryl to go through with this. Was this student just following up on an ad he’d found? How much of her money would find its way to his pockets? She was grateful, all the same.

She found herself inspecting his tan body, searching for some abnormality or scar proving he was a werewolf. The only things she saw were his excess of body hair and the slight point of his ears, which was easily missed in his wild black hair. Jacqueline was astounded that someone so rugged could become like the ebony beauty in Jacqueline’s mind.

From Quebecoiswolf‘s “Stay Back, Stay Feminine, Stay a Woman”:

Narrator (voiceover): “Oh no! They’d better stay back from their sick friend. As we know, Female Clinical Lycanthropy is often caused by engaging in unfeminine activities. Remember: stay back, stay feminine, stay a woman! It’s too late for Clara, but not for the girls!”

From Lucian Clark‘s “Seeing Stars”:

Being a werewolf isn’t the only strike against me and my acting career. I am openly queer, and also somewhat on the pudgy side, thanks to inheriting my dad’s big boned nature. I’ve been approached less for my acting ability, and more as a stunt wolf, a background piece, or the token minority character. Despite all these downs, with Chris as my guiding light, I thought I could do anything. If he could be the hero, then why couldn’t I? Child me clung to this idea, and I carried it into my struggling actor career.

From Dylan Fields‘ “Negative Exposure”:

“So, there’s seriously no better way we can try and get something on him?” I asked, as we drove to Coogler’s estate.

“Nope,” Brent said bluntly. “Pablo said that Coogler’s a nightmare to get close to. Security’s always on him, but there’s a good window of opportunity around his estate. I’ll tell you more about it when we get there.”

“Are you sure this job’s worth it?” I asked. “This sounds like a lot of trouble for one photo or video.”

“Look, this is kind of a crazy level of secrecy, even for a celebrity. He has to have something he’s trying to hide.”

“Like what?” I asked.

“Remember that one theory about him being a serial killer–”

From Hamstertoybox‘s “Wolfsbane”:

From Dobescrusher‘s “Hollywolf Boulevard”:

 

This is only a small snippet of the works featured in Werewolves Versus: Hollywood! To get the full issue and see the amazing line-up with this and all other issues, head on over to

WerewolvesVersus.com

Remember, each issue is pay-what-you-want!

 

Complete discretion: The owner of the site, Lucian Clark, is a writer for Werewolves Versus: Hollywood. While no monetary contribution was gained from this piece, Lucian receives 6% of each sale of the Werewolves Versus: Hollywood issue.

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