Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)
"Lycanthropus" (original title)

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


(as Richard Benson)


(US prints: as Julian Berry)
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Credited cast:
Barbara Lass ...
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


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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5 June 1963 (USA)  »

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Ghoul in a Girl's Dormitory  »

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Did You Know?


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


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


Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »


The Ghoul in School
Written by Marilyn Stewart, Frank Owens
Sung by Adam Keefe (uncredited)
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Needed Some Editing
4 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is something bleak and disjointed about this film. First of all, I appreciate the fact that it has an interesting story and a few obstacles thrown in the viewers path. The movie is as much psychological as it is horrific. I don't like slasher movies and am bored with them, especially the ones out of the era where this movie appeared. It turned out to be kind of an atmospheric werewolf movie. It's deliberately misleading at times. Characters are there for no other reason than to confuse us. But it plays by the rules. The main female figure is quite pretty. The rest of the girls seem rather the same and there's a stuffy restraint all around. Nevertheless, there are some attacks, pretty good special effects, and an interesting conclusion.

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