According to Spanish legend, whoever is born on Christmas day turns into a werewolf: Leon, the son of a young woman who was raped by a crazy prisoner serving a life sentence, was born on December 25th and he struggles against his penchant for blood. Hammer’s Werewolf is decidedly superior to those played by Lon Chaney, Jr. for Universal: at every full moon, Oliver Reed suffers and fights against his curse, a tormented human in the midst of the injustice and violence of the masters of the town.
filmografia essenziale/essential filmography
The Curse of Frankenstein (La maschera di Frankenstein, 1957), Horror of Dracula (Dracula il vampiro, 1958), The Revenge of Frankenstein (La vendetta di Frankenstein, 1958), The Mummy (La mummia, 1959), The Brides of Dracula (Le spose di Dracula, 1960), The Phantom of the Opera (Il fantasma dell’Opera, 1962), Dracula, Prince of Darkness (Dracula, principe delle tenebre, 1966), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Distruggete Frankenstein!, 1969), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Frankenstein e il mostro dell’inferno, 1973).
THE CURSE OF WEREWOLF
Regno Unito/UK, 1961, 93’, col.
dal romanzo/from the novel The Werewolf of Paris di/by Guy Endore
John Elder, Anthony Hinds
James Needs, Alfred Cox
effetti speciali/special effects
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Cliffor Evans (Don Alfredo Carido), Oliver Reed (Leon), Catherine Feller (Cristina Fernando), Yvonne Romain (la servitrice/maidservant)
Hammer Film Productions