Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lon Chaney, Jr.

He’s a lycanthrope.

A what?
A lycanthrope.

What’s that?

A man that imagines himself to be a wolf.

Oh, poor devil.



Here I still carry the sign of the pentegram

The mark of the werewolf.

I kill people.

When the moon is full, I turn into a wolf.

It’s not in my power to help you.

You’re the only one who understands

Nobody else in the world will believe me.

But you...

You know

Your own son, Bela, was a werewolf.

He attacked me.

He changed me into a werewolf.
He’s the one that put this curse upon me.


Edward Copeland said...

Having just endured the new King Kong, it's a reminder that the effects don't have to be great for a movie to be good. I'd take the frozen, slow change in The Wolf Man over change-a-ramas in The Howling or An American Werewolf in London any time.

Jeffrey Hill said...

I haven't seen King Kong, yet. Although I hold Peter Jackson in high regard, it's hard to think this new version will be as groundbreaking and perfect as the 1933 movie. I know one important aspect will be missing: a 100 minute running time.

What gets me about the Cheney screenshots is that they could have been from any of the wolfman movies. As it is, these are from Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman - but, hey, it doesn't matter. Cheney is still in a perpetual state of fret, trying to explain his curse and then saying nobody can help him. There are peaks and valleys in Universal Horror, but those range from pretty good to masterpiece & I haven't seen one yet that sucked.