The Werewolf (1956)
Director: Fred F. Sears
Main Stars: Don Megowan, Joyce Holden, Eleanore Tanin, Steven Ritch
Storyline: A young man has forgotten everything and wanders the countryside killing and looking for help.
Review (Spoils): As a man (Steven Ritch) kills someone who was trying mug him and leaves traces as of an animal the moron sheriff (Don Megowan) of the town is on the case. As he gets his men of the town to help him hunt down the killer, a young woman and her son are looking for her lost husband who was last heard of from a car accident and met some doctors. (no idea why she is so calm and know so much but anyways). While hunting down this man/wolf creature the missing man comes back and asks for help which just happens to be another doctor and the father of the sheriff love interest (Joyce Holden). The chain of events in this film are shocking! (not think on plot here). The rest of the film is everyone chasing down the werewolf and firing a pile of guns.
This film’s plot/story line is pretty thin and the dialog to be honest is funny and great. The sheriff alone with his actions is comical. The love interest is funny also because she is so gentle and really you can feel no connection between the two even though it is supposed to be there. The best part of the whole film though is the werewolf make up. This part I am serious it was great for its time and fun to watch the drool.
We have lots of crazy gun fire, bear trap, some claw marks and blood on the snow. Some interesting hairy hands and face make up and tons of drool!
Rating: Outside of the laughable film this is actually entertaining and not a terrible werewolf film for kicks. I could see this having a small cult following, and it was nice fun little classic monster gem to find.
5/10 Beers! Yacker