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The Werewolf (1956)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  July 1956 (USA)
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Two scientists come across an auto accident, and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Steven Ritch ...
Duncan Marsh
Don Megowan ...
Sheriff Jack Haines
Joyce Holden ...
Amy Standish
Eleanore Tanin ...
Mrs. Helen Marsh
Kim Charney ...
Chris Marsh
Harry Lauter ...
Deputy Ben Clovey
Larry J. Blake ...
Hank Durgis
Ken Christy ...
Dr. Jonas Gilcrist
James Gavin ...
Mack Fanning
S. John Launer ...
Dr. Emery Forrest
George Lynn ...
Dr. Morgan Chambers
George Cisar ...
Hoxie, the bartender
Marjorie Stapp ...
Min, the tall blond
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Two scientists come across an auto accident, and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately, the serum has the effect of turning the man into a murderous werewolf. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The werewolf in this film was the screen's first science-fictional, non-supernatural lycanthrope. While possessed of incredible strength and ferocity, he could be killed by ordinary bullets and didn't require a full moon to cause transformation. See more »

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Just as the werewolf grabs the meat bait from the rock and right before stepping in the trap, the shadow of a crew member passes over the werewolf's right side from behind the camera, on the left of the screen. See more »

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Dr. Emery Forrest: But to take a stranger, a man injured in an accident, and give him a full inoculation of that serum.
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Dr. Emery Forrest: You're not going to kill him!
Dr. Morgan Chambers: You think he still wants to live after what he's become? It would be an act of charity.
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Lensed by the same director of the bigger budgeted Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers and meant to be a companion for the lower half of the bill The Werewolf surprised everybody by being a taut face value chiller with more character emphasis than usual for this type of subject.

As other reviewers have stated the performances,locale,direction and lighting are much better should be for a story about kooky scientists turning a luckless schmoe into a hirsute mutant but it also has a film noir element that mixes in quite nicely amidst the western pines of Big Bear lake.

Unlike some other viewers I didn't have a problem with the make up. It was meant to scare kids and it did. A year later you can see similarities in the design for Michael Landon's beastly side in I Was A Teenage Werewolf.

After the late sixties this exhausted it's run on local Chiller theaters and became very hard to find until now.

For a reasonable price you can get a gorgeous widescreen DVD transfer of The Werewolf along with other B movie faves The Giant Claw,Zombies Of Mora Tau and Creature With The Atom Brain.

The name of the set is Icons Of Horror Sam Katzman. It comes with some great extras but one of them produced by the same Three Stooges dept. at Columbia has enough vile Asian stereotypes to make A Fu-Man-Chu movie look P.C.

Take a trip back to matinée-ville with this and enjoy.


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