The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved   |    |  Horror


The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) Poster

In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.


6.6/10
4,772

Photos

  • The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Oliver Reed in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Yvonne Romain in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


3 April 2006 | lee_eisenberg
7
| How (or is that "howl") did they always come up with something so neat?
I think that more than anything, "The Curse of the Werewolf" does what too many werewolf movies fail to do: offer an explanation of how the first werewolf got created. Apparently, if someone is conceived under rather unpleasant circumstances, that person is a lycanthrope. After a beggar gets imprisoned in 18th century Spain, he rapes the jailer's daughter. She dies in childbirth, but her son Leon is raised by a nobleman. Sure enough, Leon is a werewolf. As an adult, Leon (Oliver Reed) tries to control himself, but unfortunately can't.

This is another addition to Hammer's cool filmography. It shows Leon's inner torment, knowing what will happen every full moon. As for associating Spain with werewolves, that country of course produced actor Paul Naschy, who has made a career out of playing werewolves; Portland's own Movie Madness even has a section devoted to him.

Critic Reviews



This Week on TV: "The Flash," "Limetown," and More

Plan your week of TV watching with our list of all the new originals, adaptations, and "double" features you can't miss.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com