I’ve mentioned a few times in my blog that I watch Teen Wolf. As you’ve probably figured out, it’s a supernatural drama.
But there are only a few scenes that I actually find scary and in those scenes, the monsters are very much human.
In the second episode of the second season (in fact, it’s the opening scene) involves a boy, Isaac Lahey, having supper with his father. He’s being questioned by his father about his grades and he’s not doing so well in chemistry. He’s obviously terrified to tell the truth, and with good reason.
His father acts calm – and then smashes up the plates. He throws a glass at Isaac’s head; a shard even goes into Isaac’s face. And then he blames his son.
One of the best things about Teen Wolf is that is acknowledges that it’s not just women who can be victims of sexual assault. Kate Argent, a werewolf hunter, seduced a fifteen-year-old boy; later, she set fire to his house, killing almost all of his family. She doesn’t stop harassing him for the entire first season, and she makes it clear that she’s enjoying every minute of it. The fact that he’s in his early twenties now doesn’t make it any less psychotic.
Werewolves aren’t real. People like Isaac’s father and Kate Argent are.