The Curse of the Werewolf
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

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)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 7, 1961
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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%.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the better Hammer horrors

Steve Biodrowski

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Directed by famed horror filmmaker and Hammer favorite, Terence Fisher, this slow-moving tale never quite works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Classic furry tale set in Spain for this wolfman fable and its not too bad for a different look and feel. Its classic 'Hammer' all the way of course,… More
Jim Woehr
The under-rated late Oliver Reed shines as Leon who's born into a life where he turns into a werewolf on a full moon. However the film is too much like any… More
Michael Gildea
Curse of the Werewolf started off in an unconventionally amazing way as it started with some gruesome territory involving rape, gruesome murder and other… More
Zzzzzzz? This movie is lame. The story is lame, the acting is lame, the makeup is lame. The film was set in Spain entirely for practical/budgetary reasons,… More
Stella Dallas
oliver reed makes an awesome werewolf! altho the makeup is seriously bad :P
Leo L