In Fond Du Lac, a 39 year-old man was arrested after breaking into a woman's house and claiming he too was a werewolf, indicating that the common theme amongst those who think they're lycanthropes is that they're also piss poor criminals.
In the world of normal folks, the disease called hypertrichosis is also known as werewolf syndrome, because boring Latin names will never be able to stand up to the mildly insulting pop culture names we can think up for diseases. It's characterized by the growth of thick hair over the entire body including the face. Sadly, few of the people who suffer from it have ever ripped a man to shreds under a full moon, though several took up work in the Mexican circus which we hear is almost as bloody.
Few movie monsters will ever be as cool as zombies because zombies, unlike every other creature out there, clearly don't give a s**t. They're physically incapable of giving a s**t. They hobble about like couch potatoes who've lost their couch, only bothering to speak when they want to eat something. Zombies are the sleepy, fat, old guys of monsters.
It's natural then, with all the glitz and glamour of zombie life, we'd want to introduce that to our real, living world as soon as possible. Why endure work and stress and social interaction when you can just leak fluids from open wounds, moan and eat a neighbor? Why indeed.
Plus, hey, zombie bitches.
Under the guise of trying to save lives, researchers at the Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research have put an ungodly amount of time into seeing how long after death they can bring a person back to life. A few years back they successfully managed to drain all the blood from some dogs, keep them iced for three hours, then bring them back to life. If you can think of a cooler pet than a dog that's had all of its blood drained, replaced by freezing saline and then brought back to life three hours after dying, it better be a monkey butler because nothing else fits the bill.