The Wolf Man (1941)

After his brother's death, Larry Talbot returns home to his father and the family estate. Events soon take a turn for the worse when Larry is bitten by a werewolf.


Bunch of clowns on here. It's a 75 year old movie. Sorry the monster didn't "scare" you 7 decades after the fact. The Wolf Man isn't any more or less scary than the other Universal monsters

4 years ago


Visibly passed masters at creating atmosphere by this point, Universal added the last key piece of the Universal Monsters puzzle 10 years after Dracula, with 1941's The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains as miscast son and father (one's a giant, the other tiny), the former cursed before long to become a wolf in the night. While Chaney does a good job as a man tortured by what he might do, the film fails to exploit the metaphor of the predator that might be lurking there already. We have shades of that in his pushy (not to say creepy) flirting with the film's ingenue, but the short 70-minute run time doesn't allow for much in the way of psychological exploration the werewolf myth. But then, they were really introducing it to audience. The fact they tease it meant I had a certain expectation.

3 years ago


Claude Rains makes the picture.

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