My daughter really likes this one for some reason, so we’ve seen it the past two Halloweens in a row. I, however, found it to be the most disappointing movie included in Universal’s two-volume classic monster collection. Compared to the likes of Dracula and Frankenstein, and even the Creature from the Black Lagoon, this one just doesn’t hold up.
THE WOLF MAN (1941)
Story/Plot/Characters–This movie is so. slow. paced. And everybody keeps repeating this dumb poem about werewolves throughout the whole thing. And the dialogue is cheesy. (1 point)
Special Effects–I was convinced by the “making of” featurette included with this film that the make-up and costuming were really groundbreaking at the time. (1 point)
Scariness–Nope. (0 points)
Atmosphere/Freakiness–I guess there’s some nice fog and the gypsy camp is pretty cool. It all feels very sound-stagey, though. (1 point)