Werewolf of London 1935 sees a botanist, who is bitten by a werewolf during a trip to Tibet, forced to find a cure before the next full moon.
Release date: 13 May 1935
Director: Stuart Walker
Cast: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews, Lawrence Grant, Spring Byington, Clark Williams, J. M. Kerrigan, Charlotte Granville, Ethel Griffies, Zeffie Tilbury, Jeanne Bartlett
Studio: Universal Studios
Country: United States
Werewolf of London 1935 Review
Werewolf of London is a 1935 horror film directed by Stuart Walker and starring Henry Hull, Warner Oland, and Valerie Hobson. The film follows an English botanist who discovers a rare plant in Tibet that may hold the key to curing his strange transformations into a werewolf.
Hull delivers a solid performance as the tortured protagonist, adding a sense of humanity to the horror elements of the film. Oland also delivers a standout performance as the enigmatic Dr. Yogami, who may hold the key to the werewolf curse.
The film’s moody atmosphere and impressive makeup effects create a sense of gothic horror, with the added benefit of being shot on location in London, giving it a unique sense of authenticity. The film also features a memorable transformation scene that would go on to influence many later werewolf films.
One interesting fact is that Werewolf of London was not initially a commercial success upon its release, and it was only after the success of 1941’s The Wolf Man that it gained a larger following and appreciation as one of the early werewolf films.
Overall, Werewolf of London is a well-crafted and entertaining horror film that successfully combines elements of both horror and drama. Its impressive makeup effects and solid performances make it a must-see for fans of classic horror cinema.
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