There's a certain old-fashioned pleasure
I found watching this remake of remakes about wolfmen.
This might not be a masterpiece, but it's
not a disaster either.
I think the special effects in the American
Werewolf in London are a bit more detailed, but the same
person, Rick Baker, does similar effects in this film also.
If you're not a fan, it's a little hard
to say who should watch this bloody-gory classic.
But maybe this will help: I went for it.
This Universal monster film has it all
-- atmosphere, spooky graveyards, angry villagers, and of course
What this gruesome remake lacks is soul.
The one-dimensional portrayal of a man
at odds with himself and nature leaves little to sink our teeth
The tension of man who becomes beast is
lost -- our sympathy is not with him.
The acting is great, and the art direction
is magnificent, but something is lacking in the script, perhaps
a longing to howl at the full moon.
This time, there is no love lost.
This Wolfman remake of the classic
1941 Universal horror movie is disappointing.
The filmmakers have surrounded the star
with a good supporting cast, but it amounts to a waste of talent,
in my view.
The violence is bloody and graphic, but
it doesn't make the flick better.
Simply R-rated efforts to recreate the
original haunting atmosphere are neither good nor bad.
Something is lost in the change from black
and white to color.
In the end, all you have is emotional emptiness
and no people to care about.
It sounds like a Victorian slasher film
with nothing more than excuses for bloodletting in style.