The Wolf Man (1941)

1941 • 70 minutes
4.6
170 reviews
90%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

After teasing his friends for believing in werewolves, Larry (Lon Chaney Jr.) is promptly bitten by a rabid wolf and faints. Horror superstars share the screen when Larry wakes to find a gypsy (Bela Lugosi) who moonlights as a werewolf. Cursed by the werewolf's bite, Larry suffers torturous full-moon transformations and tries to escape the townsfolk who hunt him. Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers and Ralph Bellamy also grace this classic B movie.
Rating
R
4.6
170 reviews
Russell Rogers
February 24, 2020
The atmosphere is absolutely fantastic in this film, but the story is sort of hokie (it was created in 1941 though). There's a lot of chance circumstances, many people not taking advice/orders from others, a deus ex machina gypsy woman, and Lon Chaney Jr. being a wolf man (in more than one way, if you get my drift). Though the story is a bit weird, the movie isn't unwatchable and is fine to put on in the background at a Halloween party even if kids are present.
Ricardo Perez (turboflex411)
January 10, 2017
The movie is a classic with good reason, the story being told is great without much fanfare or the media propaganda of today's films. The special effects are good, and stand up to HD viewing. The love story is there but not too much, the legend is good enough, the tragedy.... Well you have to see it.
A Google user
October 24, 2012
I can't express how much I love these old classics! The Wolfman, the Invisible Man 1933, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein. All awesome movies for their time.
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