Cry of the Werewolf (1944)

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This movie is a bit obscure, but TCM shows it from time to time. For a long time it was hard to come by -I have an old beat up VHS tape I purchased from Sinister Cinema several years ago. Columbia had a few good horror films in the 1940’s, including Return of the Vampire (1944) and Cry of the Werewolf (1944). This film was originally intended to be a sequel to vampire, but the storyline was later based on a werewolf. Nina Foch plays a gypsy woman who uses her lycanthrope talents to protect an ancient family secret. The film is worth seeing, having a Val Lewtonish feel and some nice photography.

Later in life Nina Foch was very outspoken about the horror genre, claiming these films hurt her career. Cry of the Werewolf has the distinction of being the first talking film to star a female lycanthrope. The silent film The Werewolf (1913) also featured a female werewolf. That is a lost film.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/443515%7C443076/Cry-of-The-Werewolf.html

TCM Movie Clip

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry_of_the_Werewolf

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One Response to “Cry of the Werewolf (1944)”

  1. Love the poster! The shadow of the werewolf, the colors, everything….

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