It's Friday the 13th with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. What we gots here is another, also MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, attempt at half-ass horror from Columbia studios. Eegah!! and I remember this one from it's rounds on the fifties TV circuit, and, we always disliked it for one oblivious reason... There's no freakin' werewolf, it's a wolf played by a German Shepherd!!.. HELLO!!!
Speak of the devil! There's a rubber band around the upper jaw and snout of the doggie to make it look like it's snarling! Anywho, we have a little soundclip for your listening enjoyment, so, push the big red 'GO' button on the wall, now, Rufus The Gnat! Here's some wails from... CRY OF THE WEREWOLF!
The movie begins at a museum that is actually a mysterious old house with a secret chamber and crypt. Some of the shots of the place during the tour are amazing. And, it's the location of our first murder by the 'werewolf.' That's Fritz Lieber there as the dead Dr. Charles Morris, owner of the museum.
Here are Osa (ROCKETSHIP X-M) Massen as Elsa Chauvet, gypsy girlfriend, and Stephen Crane as the dead doctor's son, Robert. Stephen made a very wise decision to get out of the movie business a year later and opened a restaurant!
This is the police lab trying to figure out a fingerprint conundrum.
This dude learns the hard way that you just don't mess around with a female werewolf gypsy! Nina Foch as Marie Latour is on the left.
I always like to include a shot of a newspaper, we had two of them in our lil' weirdo flick, THE CREEP.
Yes, you too can make tons of cash selling insurance!
I like this scene where Robert barely gets away from the wolf in an elevator!
Nuthin' much cuter than a little gypsy doll with a big curse on it!
Robert finds a secret passageway to a crypt that has a chained stuffed wolf on display!
Then, there's the great Barton MacLane as Lt. Lane. Barton was also in THE WALKING DEAD, DRAEGERMAN COURAGE, TORCHY GETS HER MAN, BARNACLE BILL, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941), THE MALTESE FALCON, THE MUMMY'S GHOST, TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS, SCARED STIFF (1945), THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE and UNKNOWN ISLAND!
**Spoiler Alert - Finally, the werewolf is revealed to be Marie!
And, Elsa knows what she must do...
Ready?.. Here's the big transformation scene!!
I dunno... I'd like to see either Nina naked or the doggie in that dress! Yeah, that'd be a lot better!
Have a funky FRIDAY THE 13th!!!