An Interview with Garou Wolfman
Garou Wolfman is a familiar face on the convention circuit and as the Lycanthrope compliment to Penny Dreadful and her Shilling Shockers. A fan favorite, Garou loves his work and is dedicated to preserving the theatrics of horror film hosting, entertainment, and scaring little kids. I recently caught up with Garou for some candid Q & A:
Monsterminions: Garou, I have to ask, have you ever been confused with the Québécois singer with the same name?
Garou: Yes, he got credit for something I did.
Monsterminions: Your name of course is derived from the French Loup-Garou or werewolf. You are the Werewolf Wolfman. That’s a bit like MANOS: The Hands of Fate or, translated, Hands: The Hands of Fate.
I got on a tangent there- Seriously, Do you fashion yourself as a stylish werewolf? Your attire appears to be early 19th century?
Garou: My clothes tend to get pretty muddy and I have a supernaturally bad problem with ring around the collar. It is true my clothes are early 19th Century because I really don’t like to go shopping very often.
Monsterminions: Your shirt reminds me of Jerry’s Seinfeld’s billowy shirt in the pirate episode.
Garou: Thank you. I also drive like George Costanza.
Monsterminions: Tell us about the facts and fallacies of lycanthrope mythology. For instance, is the silver bullet weakness a bunch of BS? What about wolf’s bane?
Garou: It would be foolish to debunk the myths that help to ensure the survival of my kind. All I can tell ya is, keep off the wolfbane! That stuff packs a wallop.
Monsterminions: The Werewolf of London seeks the toxins from the rare phosphorescent moon-flower, the Mariphasa, to suppress nocturnal transformations. Do you have similar vices?
Garou: I do have a similar vice but it doesn’t have me in its grip.
Monsterminions: So… Tell us about Penny Dreadful. She’s kinda hot in her own little way. How did you guys hook up?
Garou: Penny Dreadful and I were brought together by a portrait of her I found. Wacky hijinks ensued!
Monsterminions: Seriously, no offense or anything, but how long does it take you to get in character and apply your makeup? You are in makeup right?
Garou: Makeup?! Were we arguing?
Monsterminions: Who do you look up to? Who are your inspirations?
Garou: Aarrrrroooou! Penny Dreadful is my inspiration. I also admire Ringo and Harpo and Lon Chaney Junior.
Monsterminions: Any plans for a movie? What’s on the horizon for Garou?
Garou: More Shilling Shockers to come in the not too distant future.
I wanted the role in The Actor but they never called me back. So, no movie yet.
Monsterminions: Thank you Garou! We look forward to seeing you on TV and at conventions!
Garou: Thanks for talking with me. This google lycantranslator software works pretty good, no? I got turned onto it when I decided to give Twitter a try. For those who care to play along at home, look up Garou Wolfman on the Twitter. AAAAARRRRROOOU!