There aren’t many werewolf flicks being released lately, which is why we look to the past to get our werewolf horror fix. Today’s film flashback is the 1975 British movie Legend of the Werewolf. This low-budget classic was written by Anthony Hinds (under the pseudonym John Elder), the man who also wrote Hammer’s 1961 film The Curse of the Werewolf. Legend of the Werewolf may not have fancy effects like modern films, but it’s an excellent choice for a classic horror movie night. Check out the film details below:
Legend of the Werewolf opens with the backstory of the main character; a boy who is raised by a pack of wolves after his mother dies in childbirth. Later the feral boy is taken in by a traveling circus who displays him as the “Wolf Boy.” His time in the circus doesn’t last though, after brutally mauling one of his coworkers he is forced to flee. Eventually our werewolf grows up and becomes a zookeeper and falls in love with a prostitute – and here is when the real trouble begins. A full moon and his jealously brings out his werewolf and he goes on a murderous rampage, killing the prostitute’s clients.
This old flick is a fan favorite among the horror buffs and one worth watching. Unfortunately, Legend of the Werewolf has yet to be released on DVD and finding a copy of it is no easy feat. Booo! Here’s hoping that one day it hits DVD so that everyone can enjoy it. Until then you can find the film online on various streaming sites.
Has anyone here watched Legend of the Werewolf? If so, what did you think?
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Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.