Today's pick for 31 days of classic horror is "The Wolf Man." "The Wolf Man," was directed in 1941 and directed by George Waggner. It starred Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, and Bela Lugosi.
This is an iconic movie that is part of the Universal horror films. Lon Chaney Jr. gives a perfect performance as Larry Talbot, a tragic man that comes back to his ancestral home in Wales. He's going to reconcile with his father, Sir John Talbot (Claude Rains) but a curse of the werewolf strains their relationship even more. The makeup on Chaney Jr, is quite impressive.
Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright.
If you've never seen "The Wolf Man," tonight is the night to finally watch this Universal horror pick. Netflix has it on their site and on Amazon it's $2.99 for a 24 rental. It's something to see not only for the performances by Jr and Rains but one get to see Bela Lugosi for a bit as a werewolf! Not a vampire!
Okay so "The Wolf Man," is today's pick for 31 days of classic horror.