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The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 27 November 1942 (USA)

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Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

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James Ellison ...
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Helga Hammond
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Oliver Hammond
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Dr. Jeff Colbert
Heather Thatcher ...
Christy
Aubrey Mather ...
Inspector Craig
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Walton, the Butler
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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 <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Film debut of American tough guy Charles McGraw who ironically plays a British horse groom here. See more »

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As the werewolf carries the unconscious Helga along the rocky coastline, she bends her legs to avoid hitting the rocks. See more »

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Walton, the butler: Sometimes dogs are smarter than folks.
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Another B movie that rates highly.
15 October 2002 | by (St Catharines, Canada.) – See all my reviews

This was a good creepy movie that I would give a high rating. One drawback was the unnecessary second rate humour which could have detracted from what was a fine example of this particular genre Why some of these old horror films are`nt shown more often is a puzzle to me. Maybe there is`nt enough blood, gore, sex and profanity because it seems that the ingredients for a successful movie are these sickening items. The film concerns a curse which dogs the members of the Hammond family. The film is set in a manor in some remote area of England, ( the set used in the Basil Rathbone version of the Hound of the Baskervilles seems familiar) plenty of fog and eerie sounds help to create the usual creepy atmosphere. The plot is predictable but is

enough to keep viewers more than interested. The werewolf, the central character, is rarely seen, however this gives the film a greater accent to the mysterious aspects of it. It is well worth watching I`m sure you will enjoy it even though it is a hackneyed theme.


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