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The Wolf Man (1941) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by George Waggner and produced by Jack J. Gross and George Waggner.

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From the Archives: The Wolf Man ( 1942 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 15, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Poor Larry Talbot, all he wanted was to enjoy himself at the gypsy fair with his newfound sweetheart. Instead, he got himself cursed and covered from head to toe with hair.....wolf's hair! In this publicity photo from The Wolf Man ( 1942 ), Lon Chaney Jr. dons the makeup of the wolfman and strikes ... Read full article


The Wolf Man (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night; May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Universal had an impressive catalogue of horror films during the 30s and 40s that integrated gothic and science fiction themes into stories such as Frankenstein, ... Read full article


The Wolf Man (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night; May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Universal had an impressive catalogue of horror films during the 30s and 40s that integrated gothic and science fiction themes into stories such as Frankenstein, ... Read full article


Monster Mayhem! It's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

By Rick29 on Oct 9, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bela Lugosi as the Monster. The surprising popularity of 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (not one of my faves) left Universal Studios in a quandary. It wanted to make a sequel, but its staff writers felt that the Frankenstein Monster had nowhere to go. Desperation sometimes results in inspiration ... Read full article


Monster Mayhem! It's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

By Rick29 on Oct 9, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bela Lugosi as the Monster. The surprising popularity of 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (not one of my faves) left Universal Studios in a quandary. It wanted to make a sequel, but its staff writers felt that the Frankenstein Monster had nowhere to go. Desperation sometimes results in inspiration ... Read full article


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Evelyn Ankers had a rough time on the set. Lon Chaney Jr. delighted in sneaking up on her in full makeup and scaring her senseless. In other deleted scene, a bear was to wrestle with the werewolf but broke loose, chasing the actress up into the soundstage's rafters.
Part of the original SHOCK THEATER package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 21 more features.
Many of the modern myths of werewolves originated from this film, such as a person becoming a werewolf through a bite, the only way to kill a werewolf is with a silver bullet, and changing into one during a full moon. These are original concepts created by writer Curt Siodmak.
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