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Year
1941
Runtime
70 min.
Director
George Waggner
Genres
Drama, Horror
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
13,170
Checks
4,661
Favs
159
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
3.4% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. richjenkins28's avatar

    richjenkins28

    Bunch of clowns on here. It's a 75 year old movie. Sorry the monster didn't "scare" you 7 decades after the fact. The Wolf Man isn't any more or less scary than the other Universal monsters 2 years 10 months ago
  2. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Weaker than the other Universal Horror Classics. Too much dialogue with phrases being repeated, slow despite the movie's short running time, a leading man with little charisma (trying to seduce a young woman in a borderline sleazy manner), and a monster that no one can find scary or creepy, only ridiculous. Werewolves had to wait until the 80s before they could scare or thrill on the big screen. 6 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Visibly passed masters at creating atmosphere by this point, Universal added the last key piece of the Universal Monsters puzzle 10 years after Dracula, with 1941's The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains as miscast son and father (one's a giant, the other tiny), the former cursed before long to become a wolf in the night. While Chaney does a good job as a man tortured by what he might do, the film fails to exploit the metaphor of the predator that might be lurking there already. We have shades of that in his pushy (not to say creepy) flirting with the film's ingenue, but the short 70-minute run time doesn't allow for much in the way of psychological exploration the werewolf myth. But then, they were really introducing it to audience. The fact they tease it meant I had a certain expectation. 1 year 11 months ago
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