Werewolf of London
Werewolf of London (1935)

Originally intended as a vehicle for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, this Universal production predated The Wolf Man by six years, but failed to whip up audience enthusiasm for the monster popularized by Lon Chaney, Jr. in the studio's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 29, 2005
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77%
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46%



Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An intermittently captivating snapshot of the road not taken towards a more scientific and urbane werewolf genre than the one we ultimately got.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The combination of uninspiring leads and a somewhat half-hearted script makes it tough going, even at a trim 75 minutes.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A horror film that would have been better with someone else in the lead. Still, it's a classic.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

An abstracted-husband fable to go with the anxious-bachelor comedy of Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Intriguing, if slightly stodgy, early werewolf shocker

Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

...a 1935 thriller that's one of the most well-crafted and polished suspense movies of the era. The plot blends new components of the werewolf 'legend' with some science-fictional elements.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For my money, Werewolf of London remains the best werewolf picture of all time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
Slow and too talkative early on and not quite as atmospheric as other early Universal horror. It does have some effective moments though and some pretty decent… More
Randy Tippy
Though worthy of it's status as a bona fide horror classic, <i>Werewolf of London</i> is far too genteel to be overtly frightening. Stuart… More
Bruce Bruce
This film is just what it is a 1935 werewolf film. What can you expect for special effects in 1935. Overall a good story line. Also has a few comical parts.… More
Edward Boxler
(Review coming soon)
Aj V
Sometimes entertaining, but sometimes unbelievable and silly. I had a hard time rating this movie. Overall it's okay.
Dann Michalski
Universal's first attempt at a werewolf series, Werewolf of London, delivers some scares but lacks compelling characters. The story follows a botanist who… More