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Born under a bad sign.

  • Aug 18, 2009
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Curse of the Werewolf takes place in Spain (on the Hammer sets reused from another film) a beggar walks into town during a royal birthday party. What he thinks will be good luck turns pear shape as the Marquis humiliates the beggar in front of his audience and has him tossed in the castle's dungeon. Years pass as the beggar turns into an inhuman beast who lusts afters the jailer's daughter. One day when opportunity strikes, he attacks and rapes the young lady dying afterwords. If that doesn't seem bad enough, the old Marquis tries to do the same but is killed in self defense. On the run she flees but takes up residence with a doctor in a faraway village. On Christmas Day she gives birth to a boy named Leon and expires. Leon grows up under a bad sign. What horror shall occur under the light of the moon?

Curse of the Werewolf is another one of the old Universal Monster Classics to be rebooted by Hammer Films. Oliver Reed stars as the grown up Leon who tries (and fails) to deal with his curse. Sadly, he's lived a sheltered life for too long and just doesn't understand how life really is and when things don't go his way, watch out!

The DVD release is uncut and it has an extra scene and a lot of blood

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The Curse of the Werewolf
film poster by Bill Wiggins Directed by Terence Fisher Produced by Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds Written by Anthony Hinds (aka John Elder) Narrated by Clifford Evans Starring Clifford Evans
Oliver Reed
Yvonne Romain
Catherine Feller
Anthony Dawson
Michael Ripper Music by Benjamin Frankel Cinematography Arthur Grant Editing by Alfred Cox Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date(s) Flag of the United Kingdom May 1, 1961
Flag of the United States June 7, 1961 Running time 91 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English
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The Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 British film based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore.[1] The film was made by the British film studio Hammer Film Productions and was shot at Bray Studios.

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The story is set in 18th Century Spain. A beggar (Richard Wordsworth) arrives in the village of Santa Vera to find the streets deserted and the church bell tolling... and it is not a Sunday. He enquires at a bar and the locals explain that today is the wedding day of the Marques Siniestro and, by order, a public holiday. The villagers are unhappy because their taxes are paying for the wedding feast, but they are not invited. One man suggests ...

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