In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a werewolf after having been taken hunting. As a young man, he works in a wine cellar and falls in love with the owner's daughter Cristina. One full moon, he again turns into a werewolf and terrifies the town. Written by
Tragic tale of lycanthropy filmed with customary Hammer flair...
Clifford Evans is great as the kindly adoptive father of a troubled boy who turns out to have the curse of the full moon on his head, and Anthony Dawson obviously relishes his brief role as a vile, blackhearted marquis. My only problem with this movie is Oliver Reed's scenery-chewing performance as Leon, the young man who discovers he's a werewolf; to say that he's overplaying here is putting it mildly. Reed's response to EVERYTHING that happens in the film goes something like this: "AAARRRGGHH!!!" Still, he's adequate and "Curse of the Werewolf" works very well overall. The fact that you don't see what the "monster" looks like until the film's violent, fast-moving climax (a device that director Terence Fisher also employed in his next film, Hammer's fine version of "The Phantom of the Opera") enhances the scares. See this if you can!
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