Animatronic Werewolf Lifesize
- Head and Mouth Move
- He snarls, howls and growls
- Light-up eyes
- Life size
- Includes 4AA batteries
- Includes Adapter More…
Animatronic Werewolf Lifesize
Give your Halloween guests a fright with the ferocious sight and sounds of this animatronic werewolf lifesize figure. Set him up in the right place to cause maximum fright value for those trick or treaters. Place it in the hall way for a meet and greet with your visitors. He’s sure to get things off to a roaring start, literally. Just don’t expect him to collect any coats.
Smile for the Camera
When it comes to photo opportunities, your guests are going to love having their photo taken with a lifesize werewolf. Don’t be fooled by those flashing eyes and gnarly teeth, Wolfie loves having his picture taken too.
This towering werewolf stands at over 78 inches tall. The hairy head has bright green staring eyes which flash as his head moves from side to side. His snout is packed with scary, jagged teeth. With a generous covering of realistic fur and tattered clothing, this animatronic werewolf lifesize model makes an intimidating sight as he towers over everyone.
As his head moves from side to side, your werewolf’s mouth makes opening and closing movements which synchronises with a variety of sounds. Rapid jaw movements accompany noises that sound like he is sniffing the air for a victim’s scent. There is also the occasional slurp and an uncomfortable click as he snaps his jaws shut. It really does sound like he is lining up his next victim and salivating at the prospect.
Occasionally, quite independently of the other sounds, your werewolf lets out a loud howl, presumably to call the other werewolves. His hairy hands are held outstretched in a gripping stance. His gnarled, long fingers are spread and his nails are black and long. This animatronic werewolf lifesize figure comes with 4 AA batteries and a power adaptor.
This animatronic, werewolf lifesize figure would make a great addition to any Halloween event. He makes a great focal point with minimal effort for maximum fright value. The visual impact alone is quite imposing. With the addition of movement, snarling and growling, this Halloween hunk is sure to go down a storm at any Halloween gathering.
The sight of this hairy, snarly, ferocious werewolf makes a great visual impact. The addition
Where do Werewolves come from?
Our fascination with werewolves is international and extends back over 4000 years. We can find the first reference to a man transforming into a wolf in The Epic of Gilgamesh, an anonymous work that dates from around 2100 BC.
For an image of what we recognise as today’s werewolf, fast forward to the poet Ovid (43BC – 18AD). In his work Metamorphoses, Ovid captured all the unsavoury aspects of werewolf behaviour we recognise. He vividly described the transformation from human to beast that we associate with our modern idea of a werewolf:
…He tried to speak, but his voice broke into
an echoing howl. His ravening soul infected his jaws;
his murderous longings were turned on the cattle; he still was possessed
by bloodlust. His garments were changed to a shaggy coat and his arms
into legs. He was now transformed into a wolf.
The ancient folklore roots of werewolves have survived and thrived over the centuries. In the ninetheenth century the theme of the werewolf took on a new fictional form. Hughes the wer-Wolf is a story by Sutherland Menzies which relates a Kentish Legend dating back to the Middle Ages. The Hughes are a family of werewolves who endure suffering from the townsfolk. A dark tale often has a happy ending where love prevails. Unfortunately, it usually involves a few gruesome events along the way.
Along this theme, other stories written at this time portraying the werewolve as a victim. Seeking revenge, the wronged protagonist makes a sinister pact with an evil force. The Wolf Leader (1857) by Alexandre Dumas (Three Musketeers) relates the tale of a shoemaker named Thibault who seeks revenge. As a result of his pact with a wolf who walks like a man, Thibault finds he is able to control the local wolves and earns a reputation with the locals as being a werewolf.
Clemence Housman’s The Were-wolf published in 1896, brought us our first female werewolf who lures male victims to isolation and then transforms into her lupine self before devouring them.
Twentieth Century Wolf
The next century witnessed an explosion of werewolf stories published in England and America. Algernon Blackwood wrote a number of werewolf stories, typically based on an occult theme. The Werewolf of Paris (1933) by American author Guy Endore is the most renowned Werewolf novel of the twentieth century. This story is revered in werewolf folklore much as Dracula is the definitive vampire. In 1961 the story was adapted for film and given the title The Curse of the Werewolf by Hammer House of Horror.
Transforming on Screen
The first movie to portray a werewolf’s transformation on screen was Werewolf of London (1935). Six years later in 1941, Lon Chaney Jr starred in The Wolf Man. This movie captured the interest of the public and both the movie, the actor and the werewolf were catapulted to stardom. This version called on elements of traditional folklore and fiction, such as how a the wolf can be killed by a silver bullet.
Werewolves come and go, but it is the werewolf seen in this movie which has most shaped our expectations for what a werewolf looks like, how he transforms, how he is devoid of his own will and how he can be killed. As most werewolf fans will know, it contains the now famous rhyme:
Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf
When the wolfbane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright.
Parting Tip: Beware the Moon…and stick to the road (American Werewolf in London 1981)
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