Tom Newcliffe, a rich businessman and expert hunter summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down... The film has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf and near the end there is a 30-second "Werewolf Break" for the audience to think over the evidence... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
One of these eight people will turn into a werewolf. Can you guess who it is when we stop the film for the WEREWOLF BREAK? See it ... solve it ... but don't tell!
Did You Know?
The two British horror studios - Hammer and Amicus - produced a number of scary movies involving ghosts, vampires and devils over a period of 20 years. Both of them, however, only ever produced one werewolf movie each. This was Amicus' effort. Hammer's was The Curse of the Werewolf
(1961), an early starring vehicle for Oliver Reed
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When the alarm shows that the werewolf has left the estate and is prowling in the woods, Tom has his surveillance expert help him track the beast. He could have taken a few seconds to look in on all the guests via the spy cameras to see which one was missing from their room and so discover the werewolf's identity, but it doesn't seem to occur to him. See more
[Holding silver candlestick
Why don't we pass this around? If one of us does drop dead, we can continue our weekend in peace.
Featured in Directing the Beast
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Douglas Gamley See more