The Fast and the Furriest of TV
As the season premiere of "True Blood" approaches, we're thinking not only of bloodsuckers but also of their lupine counterparts.
Once, vampires and werewolves were cultural ships passing in the night — they would meet only occasionally in those free-for-all-type movies (Dracula vs. Wolfman vs. Abbott & Costello vs. a Brooklyn Gorilla vs. Gamera). But now, the two are nearly inseparable — no vampire show is complete without a werewolf foil. Here, we rank the physical transformations of all the lycanthropes currently on the air in order of grossness.
8. "True Blood"
The least disgusting of the werewolves out there now. It's basically the same technique that turned Michael Jackson into a panther back in the '90s — only with more naked butts.
Also pretty tame. The "blutbad" shift back and forth without much effort (usually masked by quick camera cuts). The transformation seems to be even less of a hassle than it would be to have a name like "blutbad."
6. "Teen Wolf"
The core of the werewolf transformation in this MTV show appears to be sideburns and long nails. So picture Elvis Presley with the world's worst manicure, and you've pretty much got it.
5. "The Vampire Diaries"
Though mostly in shadows, you can tell this transformation is rough from the screams and the sounds of bones popping out and reforming. Kind of like a nightmare fusion of puberty and a chiropractic adjustment.