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Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' (1999)

Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick ... See full summary »

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Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick Baker explains how the make-up was done on Chaney's character. Screenwriter Curtis Siodmak took very little from earlier werewolf legends, providing his own story for some of the films. This documentary displays clips from several other movies, including Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and House of Dracula (1945). Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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This documentary is featured on both the Universal Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection DVDs for The Wolf Man (1941). See more »

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Host John Landis informs us that Lon Chaney Jr. played the Frankenstein Monster in Ghost of Frankenstein *before* he played The Wolf Man; actually it's the other way around: Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) was filmed after The Wolf Man (1941). See more »

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Features Werewolf of London (1935) See more »

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Well written and presented.

The last of the classic "Universal" horror characters - The Wolf Man - is detailed and chronicled.

It's interesting to note that originally, Boris Karloff was meant to have starred in a version of the same title from 1932.

However, this never materialised which was a bit of a shame.

I was fascinated to learn about how Jack Pierce devised the look for Lon Chaney Jnr.'s make-up.


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