It! (Anger of the Golem)(Curse of the Golem) (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

It! (Anger of the Golem)(Curse of the Golem) (1967)

It! (Anger of the Golem)(Curse of the Golem) (1967)

It! (Anger of the Golem)(Curse of the Golem)





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This silly twist on the silent classic Der Golem stars Roddy McDowall as Arthur Pimm, assistant museum curator and would-be Norman Bates who, among other things, preserves the body of his late mother in his home. When Pimm and museum director Grove (Ernest Clark) discover a grotesque statue left intact after a fire at one of the museum storehouses, they transport the stone behemoth to the museum for study. After finding Grove mysteriously crushed to death under the statue, Pimm's curiosity is piqued, leading him to investigate its origins. He discovers that the figure is actually the legendary Golem, an indestructible creature of 16th-century Yiddish myth capable of destroying the enemies of any man who becomes its master. Pimm is eventually able to control the monster with his deranged mind, leading it on a rampage of murder and destruction that devastates half of London. Aside from McDowall's typically eccentric performance, this stodgy film is a fairly tedious exercise, shambling along more slowly than the monster itself and punctuated only by occasional over-the-top moments, particularly at the laughable climax. Director Herbert J. Leder's earlier horror film The Frozen Dead is much more enjoyable.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Herbert J. Leder
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Roddy McDowall
as Arthur Pimm
Paul Maxwell
as Jim Perkins
Jill Haworth
as Ellen Grove
Ernest Clark
as Harold Grove
Aubrey Richards
as Prof. Weal
Oliver Johnston
as Trimingham
Noel Trevarthen
as Inspector White
Dorothy Frere
as Miss Swanson
Frank Sieman
as Workman
Brian Haines
as Joe Hill
Mark Burns
as Officer
Alan Sellers
as The Golem
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Execution-lacking, but with good ideas. It's nice to see Roddy McDowell stretch his acting legs a bit though.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

This movie takes the Golem from the 20s movies and puts him in a museum where he is found by Roddy McDowall's character who brings him to life and wreaks havoc. I loved it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Roddy McDowall takes a decent pass at some Norman Bates area of material as an unhinged young assistant curator of a museum who lives with his mother's corpse. Things get dramatically more unhinged when he realizes that the Golem in the museum is obeying his whims, building to a somewhat ridiculous climax.


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