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The Werewolf (1956)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  July 1956 (USA)
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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 ...
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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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Sheriff Jack Haines: Doctors try to save people. The Law doesn't always have a choice.
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29 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting horror film about a man who becomes a werewolf because of science. A man is recovered from a car crash. A scientist injects him with a serum to fight radiation poison. A side effect causes him to (occasioanlly) turn into a werewolf. No full moon or silver bullets are involved here.

This might be the first horror film to have a person becoming a werewolf through scientific means! The performances are good (especially Steven Ritch as the werewolf), the scenery is beautiful, there are some nice directorial touches and the people talk and act like real people. The makeup is awful and I wasn't really scared, but I was never bored. Sadly, this isn't available on video. Well worth catching on TV.


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