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The Werewolf (1956)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | July 1956 (USA)
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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Sheriff Jack Haines
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Amy Standish
Eleanore Tanin ...
Mrs. Helen Marsh
Kim Charney ...
Chris Marsh
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Deputy Ben Clovey
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Hank Durgis
Ken Christy ...
Dr. Jonas Gilcrist
James Gavin ...
Mack Fanning
S. John Launer ...
Dr. Emery Forrest
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Dr. Morgan Chambers (as George M. Lynn)
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Hoxie
Steven Ritch ...
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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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When first released, this movie played as the bottom half of a double bill with Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). See more »

Goofs

After the werewolf is caught in and escapes from the bear trap Sheriff Haines tells Dr. Gilcrist and Amy that their was blood found in the snow around the area of the trap. But when the werewolf is shown escaping from the trap there is no snow. Even as he hobbles away there is no snow any where in the area. Several times when up in the mountains there is heavy snow and then a short distance away the snow stops and the ground is dry. See more »

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Sheriff Jack Haines: Doctors try to save people. The Law doesn't always have a choice.
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Innovative and Under-rated.
21 February 2009 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Yeah, sure, this has been done and done, the dialog is trite, and many of the plot elements are contrived, I'll admit to that, but in 1956, this was still some pretty fresh stuff. Edgy and hard, this attempts to cash in on Universal's immense success with The Wolfman.

Everyone seems to think that the current Hollywood trends are just that

  • current, but Hollywood has scarcely changed its tactics at all since


the beginning. Even the 1930's Universal horrors were remakes of silent films, and Hollywood has done remakes, sequels, reboots, and revisionist films since the beginning. Sometimes they are actually superior to their originals and sometimes they need not bother being mentioned.

This one falls somewhere in the middle in that it is nowhere near as good as the original and nothing as bad as some of the 1970's and 1980's attempts. This isn't Friday/Saturday night quality (more "rainy Sunday afternoon" fare), but it IS worth a watch.

It rates a 7.8/10 on the B&W scale.

It rates a 5.6/10 on the movie scale from...

the Fiend :.


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