The Wolf Man Review

Wolf Man, The
A young man returns to his father's house after his brother dies to try and rebuild their relationship when he is bitten by a werewolf, when he comes to the defense of a young woman. Unfortunately his father and the other villagers head off to hunt the werewolf down.

by Kim Newman |
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Release Date:

12 Dec 1941

Running Time:

70 minutes



Original Title:

Wolf Man, The

Husky Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) returns to his ancestral home in

a Hollywood Welsh village (complete with a cathedral and nearby gypsy camp) and is bitten by a lupine fortune-teller (Bela Lugosi), whereupon he transforms into the last of Universal’s truly classic monsters when the moon is full, stalking through wonderfully foggy fake forests to menace young ladies. Still the definitive werewolf movie.

A classic of its time and genre.
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