31 Days of Horror: Day 16 Movie: The Wolfman (1941)

October 18, 2010

31 Days of Horror, Robert Forto

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon every night of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror.

 

31 Days of Horror: The Wolfman

 

Day 16 Movie: The Wolfman (1941)

The Wolfman is one of the classics in the old style horror genre. I love this stuff. I love watching the Classics like Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Dracula. With the budget of today’s movies reaching millions– and the 2010 version of The Wofman costing 150 million (and only brought in 61 million to date) there is a reason why they don’t make movies like they used to.

Fun Facts:

Lon Chaney Jr.‘s make-up took six hours to apply, and three hours to get off.

Shooting lasted from October 27-November 25, 1941, with a December 12 release. This is interesting in that today movies can sometimes take years to make!

The Wolfman battled a bear in one scene but unfortunately the bear ran away during filming. What few scenes were filmed were put into the theatrical trailer.

The “wolf” that Larry Talbot fights with was Lon Chaney Jr.’s own German Shepherd.

Universal originally planned the project for it’s horror superstar, Boris Karloff, who played “the Monster” in Frankenstein.

Plot: Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela’s mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen.

What is your favorite scary an/or Halloween movie? I would love to hear from you!

Day 1 Movie: Trick ‘r Treat

Day 2 Movie: The Exorcist

Day 3 Movie: Nosferatu

Day 4 Movie: White Zombie

Day 5 Movie: The Serpent and the Rainbow

Day 6 Movie: Creepshow 2

Day 7 Movie: The House of 1000 Corpses

Day 8 Movie: The Blob

Day 9 Movie: The Devils Rejects

Day 10 Movie: The Shinning

Day 11 Movie: The Omen

Day 12 Movie: The Thing

Day 13 Movie: Embrace of the Vampire

Day 14 Movie: (Stephen King’s) Desperation

Day 15 Movie: Dracula (1931)

Day 16 Movie: The Wolfman (1941)

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Doctor Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and The Dog Doctor Radio Show

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18 Comments on “31 Days of Horror: Day 16 Movie: The Wolfman (1941)”

  1. Amy Says:

    Love that you are doing this with your family. Those are some awesome movies that you’ve watched so far, too. The Exorcist is probably my favorite with The Shining a close second.

    Those Rob Zombie movies (House of 1000 Corpses & The Devil’s Rejects) are pretty awesome as well. He definitely knows how to scare people.

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