The Curse of the Werewolf
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The Curse of the Werewolf
After injecting new life into classic movie monsters Dracula and Frankenstein, Hammer Studios apply their Gothic touch to another monster genre with this excellent, stylish piece -- probably the best of the old school (i.e. pre-Rick Baker) man-to-wolf transformation films in the mold of Universal's The Wolf Man. The title curse surfaces when a mute servant girl bears a child on Christmas day after being raped by a bestial madman and first shows itself at the infant's christening, whereupon the holy water begins to boil. Things go downhill from there, as young Leon's development is… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"A literate and respectful addition to the lycanthrope canon, generating enormous sympathy for its characters and even taking digs at the abuses heaped upon the working class by the 1%."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"One of the better Hammer horrors"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Wolf Man may be cinema's most famous lycanthrope, but there can be little doubt that this 1960 film from Hammer Productions is the best werewolf movie ever made."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Directed by famed horror filmmaker and Hammer favorite, Terence Fisher, this slow-moving tale never quite works."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
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