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Wolf Creek is a town featured in the sixtieth book in the Goosebumps series, Werewolf Skin. In the television adaptation of the book, the town's name was written as one word.

History

Alex Hunter, the protagonist of Werewolf Skin, is sent to spend several weeks in the small town of Wolf Creek with his Aunt Marta and Uncle Colin. Alex is told by his uncle that the town was named after its wolf population, but he also says there are no more wolves. When Alex's aunt hears this explanation, she criticizes it for not being entirely honest, but she never explains further. Evidently, the second half of the town name derives from the actual creek located in the woods, which is also called Wolf Creek.

A majority of Wolf Creek's residents believe in the existence of werewolves.

In the television adaptation of the book, the viewer can catch glimpses of the town's newspaper, Wolfcreek Crier. The paper proclaims that three hunters have recently gone missing in the woods.

Werewolf Skin - Wolf Creek - Wolfcreek Crier

Residents

The town's named residents include:

  • Colin (Colin Blackwell in the television adaptation)
  • Marta (Marta Blackwell in the television adaptation)
  • Hannah (Hannah Stoneman in the television adaptation)
  • Hannah's brother (only mentioned in the television adaptation)
  • Sean Kiner
  • Arjun Khosla
  • Mr. Shein

Locations

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Bus station

This is the location where Alex is dropped off at the start of the story. In the book, the station is only vagualy described and is said to have an accompanying parking lot. In the episode, it is portrayed as more of a service station.

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Post office

A location that is mentioned in Alex's introduction tour to the town of Wolf Creek. It is not visited during the story.

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Grocery store

Another location that is mentioned in Alex's introduction tour to the town of Wolf Creek. It is not visited during the story.

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Dry cleaner

Another location that is mentioned in Alex's introduction tour to the town of Wolf Creek. It is not visited during the story.

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Woods

There are thick woods surrounding Wolf Creek. The woods are home to humming birds, dear, owls, and — possibly — wolves. The book mentions that birch trees, evergreen trees, and reeds grow in the woods.

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Wolf Creek

The creek located in the Wolf Creek woods, aptly called Wolf Creek, is present in both the book and the accompanying episode. In the episode, there is a bridge that goes across the creek.

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The creek

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The bridge

Residential area

This is the area where the protagonist is staying. In the book, only three houses are introduced. The three houses stand side by side, and they are:

  • Hannah's house (farthest to the right)
  • Aunt Marta and Uncle Colin's house (center)
  • The Marlings' (farthest to the left)

Aunt Marta and Uncle Colin's house is described as being painted white. Hannah's house is a long, low, ranch-style house. The Marlings are the supposed neighbors that live next door, but their house is decrepit and unkempt.

Hannah's house is not seen in the episode.

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Aunt Marta and Uncle Colin's house

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The Marlings' house

School

The school local to Wolf Creek is never named, nor is it thoroughly described. In the book, the only grade-level that the school is explicitly stated as having is the sixth grade.

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An inside view of one classroom

Sunnybrook Stables Riding School

Sunnybrook Stables Riding School is an equestrian facility seen briefly in the television adaptation of Werewolf Skin.

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Trivia

  • Sunnybrook Stables Riding School, the equestrian facility seen in the episode, is an actual establishment located in Toronto, Canada, which is where the show was filmed.
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