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...
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In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses. He reasons that these hormones will wipe out all common diseases ... See full summary »
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
Probably to save time and/or money, shots of the werewolf fleeing the posse near the climax, were shot "day-for-night" while the posse shots were filmed during real nighttime. See more »
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 »
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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