Monday, October 24, 2011

Universal Monsters: Werewolf of London

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Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I'd give the faux-vintage paperbacks the week off, and instead put up another installment of my "Universal Monsters" poster series!

I admit, I'm not that big a fan of Werewolf of London--I just find it too talky and dull--but nevertheless it is part of that great Universal series of monster movies from the 1930s. And of course it ended up leading (indirectly) to 1941's The Wolf Man, one of my all-time favorites!

Also, in some ways lead actor Henry Hull's make-up (by Jack Pierce, of course) as the werewolf is just as scary as Lon Chaney Jr.'s was, and it was that powerful image that made me want to add this film to my poster series!


2 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

I think it is a good addition. And apt for the week before Halloween. But you want to talk dull werewolf film? I watched Cry of the Werewolf yesterday. Now that is one dull movie! My wife even asked "Is this a horror movie?" Ugh!

Spectergirl said...

The very best part of this film is the point where the Doctor (Glendon?) is transformed into a Werewolf and, in WILD pursuit of his woman, stops to put on a scarf before leaving the house. Damn, I can't get my dog to stop chewing up his dog bed, let alone get him to dress himself.