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Why can't Werewolves and Vampires get along?

From ”Van Helsing” to ”The Monster Squad,” a history of their complicated relationship in pop culture

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FRIENDS
”Monster Mash” (1962)
After a few too many Bloody Marys at the party in this beloved novelty song, Dracula wakes up to find that he and the Wolf Man are more than just friends.

The Monster Squad (1987)
A ragtag Goonies-like band of misfit kids battles the Count and his ragtag band of misfit movie monsters, including Wolfie.

Being Human (2009)
This BBC America series has a ghost and a vampire sharing an apartment with a werewolf. And you thought your roommate clogged up the bathtub drain.

ENEMIES
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The comic duo blunders through Universal’s catalog of horror villains, as Lon Chaney Jr.’s Wolf Man takes on Bela Lugosi’s Dracula.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003)
Combating Sunnydale’s bloodsuckers, Seth Green’s Oz proves why he’s the best teen werewolf since Jason Bateman.

Underworld (2003 – 09)
The bare-fanged three-film saga is all about the clash between the two types of beasties.

FRENEMIES
The Return of the Vampire (1944)
A vampire and his werewolf servant successfully evade Nazi bombings — until the hairy helper turns on his master. Same old war story.

Van Helsing (2004)
Drac and the lycanthropes are allied at first (under Drac’s control). But he’s killed in the end by were-Wolverine Hugh Jackman.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
A freaky circus has both a vampire and a wolf-boy living peacefully under its tent, but the two aren’t very chummy.

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