The wolf man is left without a paw to stand on; without any build-up either by the scriptwriter or director, he is sent onstage, where he, looks a lot less terrifying and not nearly as funny as Mr. Disney's big, bad wolf.
The fight between superstition and logicality is well-crafted. Werewolf parts are a bit lousy but anxiety for the unknown is really well written. It is a psychological mystery-thriller more than a horror.
Finally watched it for the first time and it was satisfying enough. The cast does a solid job. They tell a decent story at a relatively quick pace. I am a bit disappointed with the lack of the Wolf Man's onscreen time but other than that, no real issues with the movie.
I don't like this kind of film. It was really old and relied too heavily on the imagination of the viewer. There is no imagination left in my mind when I am watching a film. I want the media to fill in that gap. The dialogue is the worst and so is the music. They question the existence of the Wolf Man too much. Did you know that “were” is an old word for “man”? I just found it really boring to watch. Not just boring but actually painful as it was so uneventful. Werewolf films are generally bad, except for possibly Ginger Snaps (2000), The Howling (1981) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). Maybe others too on reflection like that carnivore one... I just can't think of them right now. It’s a horror by monochrome numbers. It was so formulaic that it was not good.
TaglineIn many a distant village, there exists the Legend of the Werewolf or Wolf Man, a legend of a strange mortal man with the hair and fangs of an unearthly beast... his hideous howl, a dirge of death!