“There is it is true, a certain sexual element associated with the werewolf, although it does not approach the sado-erotic subtlety of the vampire. The werewolf is a crude and aggressive rapist; the vampire is a Don Juan among demons.” —“The Werewolf Delusion”, Ian Woodward, Paddington Press, 1978
While werewolves do seem to be gaining traction, it does seem that writers have often felt more drawn to vampires. Perhaps it’s because vampires have often been seen as cold and sterile while werewolves have the reputation of being elemental and slightly more feral. Werewolves are messy creatures of flesh and blood while vampires have found a way to cheat death. Dainty fangs versus snapping maws; frost versus flame.
*sits back and wonders who will dominate comments: Richard or Jacob, Edward or Jean Claude*