The Curse of the Werewolf

The Curse of the Werewolf

Terence Fisher (1961)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Hammer's stab at the werewolf legend may look tame compared to later computerised transformations, but this was shocking stuff in its day, and much horrid imagery (such as a shot of a dead goat!) was censored. Today the scenes with villagers muttering in the inn look like parody, and everything is so brightly lit there's not much atmosphere. There's also a long prologue that has little to do with the story of poor, cursed Leon (Oliver Reed), who goes on a killing spree every full moon. When Reed does appear, however, he gives a riveting performance.


An orphan turns into a hairy horror when the moon is full and spreads terror in a Spanish town. Hammer horror, starring Oliver Reed, Clifford Evans, Catherine Feller and Anthony Dawson.

Cast & Crew

Actor Oliver Reed
Actor Clifford Evans
Actor Catherine Feller
Actor Anthony Dawson
Director Terence Fisher

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video