October 31, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(George Waggner, US 1941, 70 min.)
Halloween. What could go wrong when Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) leaves America and returns to the family manor in the Old Country, replete with pentagrams and backwoods gypsy camps? A moonlit battle with a ravenous wolf leaves Talbot with lycanthropic tendencies. Buttressed by Curt Siodmak’s clever script and Jack Pierce’s iconic make-up efforts, The Wolf Man became the most popular horror film of the 1940s and the last great shriek of Universal’s monster cycle.