In retrospect they weren't as thoughtful as She-Wolf but what they lacked in intellect they made up for with Chaney's weight-of-the-world worried looks. Every time he pleaded for someone to believe his story, I just wanted to feed him milk and cookies and watch a marathon of The Golden Girls to cheer him up.
|See what I mean?|
This horror classic begins with the homecoming of Larry Tolbert (Chaney), who lives in the shadow of his father's success. Larry's brother, and clearly Daddy's favorite, has been killed in a hunting accident with Larry -- all I can say is that's what you get for hunting with a Chaney, bub. Larry attempts to mend his relationship with his father as well as establish himself in the village by getting to know some of the locals. Namely, the attractive antique store owner's daughter Gwen.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
|There's that poor, tortured look Chaney is so good at!|
Anyway the monster-crossover works in this situation but the ending feels rushed and without any reflection from supporting characters afterwards.
Werewolf of London
(1935) **** 1/2
Glendon's first transformation into a full werewolf was hilarious because before he leaves the house to look for someone to kill, he instinctively grabs his cap and coat. Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Wolf Man always dresses down before going out for a bite.