The Wolf Man (1941)

Watched 20140123 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20140201)
The Wolf Man (1941) George Waggner. 70 min

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I didn't know what to expect from this classic horror film, but overall I would say I enjoyed it. However, neither familiar with modern horror films nor classic horror films, I don't know what classifies a good horror film. Thus, while I would recommend this film (it's not scary), surely the reader should take the recommendation with a grain of salt.

Compared to the two other classic horror films I've seen, Dracula (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), I liked the idea underlying The Wolf Man best. Actually, I think I liked the overarching story the best as well, but failed to execute the story in a strong and compelling manner. In addition, the werewolf transformation felt dated.

Instant Comments:
Hehe, what a creeper (telescope+follow-up)
Wow, he's persistent.

"Well of course, that's the one I killed the wolf with."
"Fighting against superstition is as hard as fighting against Satan himself."
"You killed the wolf... The wolf was Bela."
I wonder if there was any misunderstanding between Gwen and Larry regarding his admission of being a werewolf, because he never clarified that it was given to him by Bela.

It's interesting, because people recite the legend, but don't actually believe in it.
As far as we know, it's not just in his mind, because there are actual tracks.
He just told his father the entire truth. Bela being a werewolf, that he's been bitten, shows him the scar, and that he saw his next victim.
Hehe. The guy jokes. "Have you forgotten it takes a silver bullet to kill a werewolf."
Unfortunately, no one listens to the gypsy.

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