Halloween is only ten days away! Right now many of you are probably finalizing your costumes (or buying them). Then it will be time for trick-or-treating, celebrations, and lot and lots of sugar.
Let’s take a moment to compare the holiday’s most famous characters.
|First described||18th century Europe||Ancient Greece|
|First book||Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897)||Hugues, the Wer-Wolf (1838)|
|First film||Nosferatu (1922)||Werewolf of London (1935)|
|Best film||Dracula (1958)||Teen Wolf (1985)|
|Worst film||Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)||Teen Wolf Too (1987)|
|Pop culture representative||Edward||Jacob|
|Non-Twilight pop culture representative||Selene, Underworld||Remus Lupin, Harry Potter|
|How they’re formed||Bitten by a vampire||Bitten by a wolf|
|Representative in food||Count Chocula||Fruit Brute|
|Favorite meal||Your blood||You. All of you.|
|Strengths||Immortality, increased strength, flying (as a bat)||Increased strength, speed, warm coat of fur|
|Weaknesses||Stakes, sunlight, holy water, garlic||Fleas, silver bullet, rye, mistletoe, wolfsbane (historically)|
|Duration of change||Permanent||Usually only at full moon|
If you don’t have anything to do on or near Halloween, or are looking for another activity, then check out the Halloween-themed events we have listed. Vampire-lovers, there are also a handful of vampire-themed shows. Sorry, werewolf fans, there is nothing specifically about werewolves right now.