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A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion. Written by
Graeme Huggan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eerie mystery/horror showcases both the strenghts and the weaknesses of 40's B-Horror flicks
The basic plot: The Curse of the Hammond family takes place on hilly english Moors and a detective comes to investigate the occurences.
The Praise: Eerie atmosphere,sets,werewolf jingle and excellent photography are sprinkled with shadows and good soundtrack effects(muffled bells,dogs barking ,wind rustling).The complex sets are cavernous ,gothic and lined with stained glass.Efficient acting ,strong beginning help. More of a taut little thriller than a horror film. Very rarely shown . The flaws:The very short running time is ridden with too much corny comic relief and talky padding ,as is the case in many horror flicks of the 40s. You also hardly see the werewolf.
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