The Wolf Man Reviews
For 1941 this film is a monumental step in the visual effects department. The chemistry between Chaney and the man who portrays his father is so captivating as well. The struggle for a father to love his son that was always lesser than his older brother in his eyes. Handing over the reigns to the family fortune to a child that had been away for 18 years. The dynamic of Chaney trying to convince his father that he is not a screw up and not crazy either.
The direction is amazing as well. Waggner does a great job pacing this compact tale. Watching the camera angles that keep the world looking mysterious and scary. The foggy woods, where the gypsys dwell, sets the scene for this ominous tale.
Monster movies have their roots with films like these, and everyone who appreciates film should check it out.
The Wolf Man remains one of the classic monster movies with great makeup, acting, and score to give it a creepy feel.