The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Director
Terence Fisher

Main cast
Oliver Reed; Clifford Evans; Catherine Feller; Yvonne Romain; Anthony Dawson

Genres
Horror

Description
Throughout his upbringing unnatural phenomena surrounded Leon. He is plagued with a terrible curse over which he exercises no control. During the full moon he changes into a ferocious beast initiating an orgy of indiscriminate killing. His love for Christina enables Leon to suppress his lycanthropic feelings until the engagement is broken off which precipitates a tragic conclusion.


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