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Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Lycanthropus (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Mystery | 5 June 1963 (USA)
At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

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(as Richard Benson)

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(US prints: as Julian Berry)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Priscilla
Carl Schell ...
Dr. Julian Olcott
Curt Lowens ...
Director Swift
Maurice Marsac ...
Sir Alfred Whiteman
Michela Roc ...
Sandy (as Maureen O'Connor)
Mary McNeeran ...
Mary Smith
Grace Neame ...
Leonor MacDonald
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Walter Jeoffrey (as Alan Collins)
Annie Steinert ...
Mrs. Sheena Whiteman
Joseph Mercier ...
Tommy the Porter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne-Marie Avis ...
School Girl
Lucy Derleth ...
School Girl
Herbert Diamonds ...
Police Inspector
John Karlsen ...
Old Man
Martha Marker ...
School Girl
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The new science teacher Dr. Julian Olcott with a mysterious past arrives in an institutional boarding school for troublemaker girls. Along the night, the intern Mary Smith, who is blackmailing another teacher - Sir Alfred Whiteman - with some love letters, is slaughtered by a werewolf. The detective in charge of the investigation attributes the crime to a wolf, while her mate Priscilla believes she was killed by Sir Alfred. On the next days, other deaths happen in the school, reducing the list of suspects. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ghoul in a Girl's Dormitory  »

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Released in a double feature with Corridors of Blood (1958). See more »

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As the school teachers are examining Mary Wilson's dead body, her eyes move. See more »

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The Ghoul in School
Written by Marilyn Stewart, Frank Owens
Sung by Adam Keefe (uncredited)
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An Underrated B&W Horror Gem
13 June 2001 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Everything is almost perfect in this underrated horror movie, except the stupid theme song, which was probably added for American distribution only. The scenes in the woods are atmospheric and thrilling due to competent cinematography. The main plot (who is the werewolf stalking a girls reformatory?)might be simple, but it is supplemented with an intriguing subplot of prostitution and blackmail centered around the reformatory. No surprise that the script is by Ernesto Gastaldi who wrote some of the masterpieces of Italian horror cinema in 1960s.


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