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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | | Horror | 7 June 1961 (USA)
In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alfredo
... Leon
... Servant Girl
... Cristina
... The Marques Siniestro
Josephine Llewellyn ... The Marquesa
Richard Wordsworth ... The Beggar
Hira Talfrey ... Teresa
Justin Walters ... Young Leon
John Gabriel ... The Priest
... Pepe Valiente
... Rosa Valiente
... Dominique
... Old Soak
... Don Fernando
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Storyline

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 Will Gilbert

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The Curse of Siniestro  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Makeup-artist Roy Ashton based his makeup for this film on Jack P. Pierce's makeup for The Wolf Man (1941). See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, which features a very tight close-up of the werewolf's eyes, the edges of the contact lenses can be clearly seen. See more »

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Referenced in The Howling (1981) See more »

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Pretty Good Old Werewolf Flick
11 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty good old werewolf film... it's not that bad. This one he looks more like a Wolf Man (similar to Lon Chaney, Jr.) than the more modern werewolf.

Curse of the Werewolf has a very interesting film beginning of how Leon's parents met, what happened to them, how he was born and taken in to be cared for. The story hits a little bit of a low for a few minutes but then picks back up around 50 minutes into it.

This is a great late night popcorn flick... it's a bit interesting and can be enjoyed by fans of older horror films.

7.5/10


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