The Wolfman doesn't really have that much of a plot. The town surrounding Talbot Castle is being terrified by a wolf, and legend has it that it's a werewolf. The movie begins by explaining lycanthropy and the psychology of it. How a man thinks he is a wolf. But obviously in this film he really is a werewolf, and the gist of the movie is the townspeople hunting him down to kill him.
In the beginning, Larry (Lon Chaney Jr) kills a wolf that is trying to kill a woman. One thing I have to say about this, is it is actually a wolf (or perhaps a dog), it's not a werewolf or man. So why doesn't he just turn into an actual wolf the rest of the movie like the original werewolf? That confuses me. He instead changes into what we would expect, a furry man.
There's somewhat of a love story here as Larry falls in love, but knows that he will eventually hurt her with his wolf-like tendencies.
Overall, this movie wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. With lack of story line it just doesn't bring much excitement of horror to the screen as it's supposed to. And what's the point of the pentagram and the werewolf cane? Does it have some sort of significance that I didn't catch on to? I thought it was supposed to protect the person that had it, but that didn't seem to be the case at all.
I'm going to keep this one fairly short and say it was "okay." Speaking of werewolves makes me want to go back and binge watch Teen Wolf, "good" werewolves that don't terrorize neighborhoods and kill people and fight off other evil monsters. I also wonder how the 2010 version of this movie will be like. Check back in a couple weeks!
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