Werewolf of London (1935)




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Originally intended as a vehicle for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, this Universal production predated The Wolf Man by six years, but failed to whip up audience enthusiasm for the monster popularized by Lon Chaney, Jr. in the studio's later classic. Henry Hull stars as botanist Dr. Glendon, whose foray through Tibet in search of a rare night-blooming "marifasa lupina" ends when he is savagely attacked by man-beast Yogami (Warner Oland). Recovering back in London, Glendon begins to undergo the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Harvey Harris Gates, John Colton
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005


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as Lady Forsythe

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Critic Reviews for Werewolf of London

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

An intermittently captivating snapshot of the road not taken towards a more scientific and urbane werewolf genre than the one we ultimately got.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

An abstracted-husband fable to go with the anxious-bachelor comedy of Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Full Review… | April 3, 2011

...a 1935 thriller that's one of the most well-crafted and polished suspense movies of the era. The plot blends new components of the werewolf 'legend' with some science-fictional elements.

Full Review… | April 5, 2006

The combination of uninspiring leads and a somewhat half-hearted script makes it tough going, even at a trim 75 minutes.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Werewolf of London

Slow and too talkative early on and not quite as atmospheric as other early Universal horror. It does have some effective moments though and some pretty decent effects for its time including the earliest depiction of a CCTV camera that I've seen which obviously wasn't invented and put into use for a good few decades afterwards.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

This film is just what it is a 1935 werewolf film. What can you expect for special effects in 1935. Overall a good story line. Also has a few comical parts. Done by Universal Studios, part of a double feature by Universal Studios. 3 Stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Sometimes entertaining, but sometimes unbelievable and silly. I had a hard time rating this movie. Overall it's okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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