The Werewolf

1956

Horror / Sci-Fi

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 1478

Keywords:   murder, monster, werewolf, snow, transformation

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Reviewed by MartinHafer 7 / 10

A nice variation on the usual werewolf film

In the mid to late 1950s, Hollywood tried (unsuccessfully) to revive the 1930s and 40s horror film with mostly poor results. The biggest problem with most of these later movies is that they were obviously given much lower budgets and no-name actors that didn't do the material justice. Such films as I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF and THE VAMPIRE were very dull and sad imitations of the earlier Universal horror films.

In light of this, I was expecting THE WEREWOLF to be yet another dull low-budget monster film. In some ways, I was right--the budget was super-low and the actors were all complete unknowns. However, despite this poor pedigree, the overall effort was far better than I ever would have expected. Not only was the acting pretty good, but the plot was excellent despite somehow combining the werewolf and atomic menace genres! It seems that two evil and annoying doctors have decided to do some less than ethical research on some poor shmoe. When a guy is brought to them after a minor traffic accident, they inject him with some radioactive serum that makes him become a werewolf-like creature. But, since he isn't really a werewolf, it's okay that the plot doesn't follow the old Lon Chaney, Jr. mold. In the process, the film is quite entertaining and did a great job of making you care about this poor unfortunate soul. Far better than you'd expect--this one is a keeper.

By the way, while I felt very positively towards this film, I must still point out that there is a PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE-like moment late in the film where it goes from pitch black outside to daytime and back again due to lousy editing. It's pretty silly and very noticeable.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 5 / 10

Unusual tale of lycanthropy

This B horror picture from Columbia with a cast of familiar players is better than I thought it would be. At the heart of it is a truly tragic figure in Steven Ritch who is just your average guy with wife Eleanor Tanin and son Kim Charney. He gets involved in an automobile accident and unfortunately gets himself treated by a pair of deranged scientists S.John Launer and George Lynn who decide he'd make a good test subject for an experiment.

Without the aid of the full moon and other bits of werewolf lore, Ritch goes in and out of being a werewolf day or night and without warning. He's pretty invincible when he's in wolf mode.. Sheriff Don Megowan and deputy Harry Lauter are tracking him, good doctors Joyce Holden and Ken Christy want to treat him. The bad docs want to kill him as a coverup.

Horror movie fans would do well to check this one out.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

no origins needed

A stranger walks into a small mountain town bar. When he leaves, he is harassed by a robber. He fights back turning into a werewolf and killing the robber. Deputy Ben Clovey tries to track down the killer but loses him in the woods. The tracks turn into wolf tracks despite there are no wolves in the area. Clovey gets mauled and Sheriff Jack Haines takes him to Dr. Gilcrist.

The stranger should be kept more mysterious and never to be seen again in this town. He should be a boogeyman or a ghost. There is no need to dig into his origins. All that with the mad scientist is a waste of time. This should be a movie about Clovey turning into a werewolf and killing his friends. As for the transformation, it's a straight-on shot on his face being superimpose one image after another with him having more and more werewolf makeup. It's a good visual for a quick and dirty effect. It's not the most compelling but it'll do the trick. The makeup is fine for this early attempt. On the other hand, the story is simply wrongheaded.

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