The Curse of the Werewolf

1961

Action / Drama / Horror / Romance / Thriller

2
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 4223

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Director

Cast

Oliver Reed as Leon
Desmond Llewelyn as 1st Footman
Peter Sallis as Don Enrique
Warren Mitchell as Pepe Valiente
720p.BLU
753.72 MB
1280*720
English
23.976 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by qmtv 5 / 10

Excellent Cinematography and Sets. Poor Story, acting first half good, last half poor

Excellent Cinematography and Sets. Poor Story, acting first half good, last half poor.

Best part of the movie was the first half, without the werewolf. The story of the beggar and the werewolf's mother. The shot of the beggar dead is excellent. The killing of the Marques is excellent. The cinematography and sets were great. However, there was very little atmosphere. Oliver Reed's acting, dialogue and character were weak. The story was weak. The origin of the werewolf was weak. The werewolf effect was good, but not much happened in the 2nd half of the movie except the very end. The fault is not on anyone except the screenwriters.

My vote is a C, or 5. It could have been great. I have watched a lot of Hammer productions in the past few years. They are overrated. Again, the cinematography and sets/colors are great, but they usually lack in the screenplay/dialogue/story. The first Dracula movie made by Hammer is the worst. Chris Lee does nothing in that movie. His first word are about cataloguing his Library. Give me a break. What the hell happened to storytelling. This movie, at least the first half had some interesting deaths/killings, much better than Dracula.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10

Extraordinarily plot-heavy Hammer horror...

Britain's Hammer Films proved to be the training ground for an abundance of future talents; here, it's young Oliver Reed's turn, rather amusedly cast as the cursed son of a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar when both were imprisoned by a cruel Marquis in Spain. Turgid thriller written by John Elder (a.k.a. Anthony Hinds), from Guy Endore's novel "The Werewolf of Paris", is more than just geographically confused--it never finds an appropriate tone, nor do the actors find a comfortable way around the leaden dialogue. For Reed's fans, impatience may set in early as he doesn't appear for nearly 50 minutes into the movie's running time. *1/2 from ****

Reviewed by Uriah43 4 / 10

A Werewolf in Spain

This movie begins about 200 years ago in the small Spanish village of Santa Vera when a beggar arrives and seeks food at a nearby castle belonging to an evil man by the name of "Marques Siniestro" (Anthony Dawson). Although he receives both food and wine he is humiliated in the process and, without much thought, imprisoned by the Marques because of an unintended slight. Time passes and eventually the beggar is totally forgotten about in his prison cell. Then one day when the beggar has gotten quite old an attractive young woman named "Cristina" (Catherine Feller) is also sent into the same prison cell because she failed to answer a question by the Marques due to her being mute. She is then raped by the beggar who dies not too long afterward. A day or two afterward she is sent back to the Marques but when he attempts to have his way with her she kills him and flees into the woods. She then proceeds to live in the woods like a wild animal before being rescued by a nice man named "Don Alfredo" (Clifford Evans). Although her wounds are treated it is soon discovered that she is pregnant and a few months later gives berth to a son named "Leon" (Oliver Reed) on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, being born on this specific day is considered unlucky by the people of the village and eventually the sum of all of these inauspicious events catches up to him and turn him into a werewolf when the moon is full. Naturally, it is during this time that terrible events happen which sets the course for the rest of the movie. Now, rather than reveal any more. I will just say that this film spent quite a bit of time attempting to provide its own interpretation on the origins of lycanthropy but doesn't really get involved in the horror or action sequences until the last third of the movie. This causes the film to seem rather slow and dull at times and not up to the usual standards of a Hammer film. At least, that is my opinion. In any case, I have rated this movie accordingly. Slightly below average.

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