In Mountaincrest, a stranger without memory arrives in a bar to have a drink. When he leaves the bar, a local tries to robber him but he turns into an animal and kills the attacker. Deputy ...
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A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
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In Mountaincrest, a stranger without memory arrives in a bar to have a drink. When he leaves the bar, a local tries to robber him but he turns into an animal and kills the attacker. Deputy Ben Clovey hunts down the animal but is wounded by it. Sheriff Jack Haines organizes a party to find the beast. Meanwhile the nurse Amy Standish and her father, the local doctor, receive a man called Duncan Marsh that recalls that he had a car accident and two doctors have treated him. But he flees and Haines wants to hunt him down but Amy and her father wants to convince him to capture Duncan to see how they could treat him. When is wife Mrs. Helen Marsh and her son Chris arrive in Mountaincrest, Sheriff Haines is convinced that shall capture the werewolf alive. But the doctors that conducted the experiment arrive in the town expecting to kill him.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The night when Duncan Marsh first appears in the film, he has a couple days' beard growth. The next morning he wakes up in a drain pipe clean-shaven. Later the same day, as he looks down at the roadblock, his stubble has returned. See more »
Yeah, sure, this has been done and done, the dialog is trite, and many of the plot elements are contrived, I'll admit to that, but in 1956, this was still some pretty fresh stuff. Edgy and hard, this attempts to cash in on Universal's immense success with The Wolfman.
Everyone seems to think that the current Hollywood trends are just that - current, but Hollywood has scarcely changed its tactics at all since the beginning. Even the 1930's Universal horrors were remakes of silent films, and Hollywood has done remakes, sequels, reboots, and revisionist films since the beginning. Sometimes they are actually superior to their originals and sometimes they need not bother being mentioned.
This one falls somewhere in the middle in that it is nowhere near as good as the original and nothing as bad as some of the 1970's and 1980's attempts. This isn't Friday/Saturday night quality (more "rainy Sunday afternoon" fare), but it IS worth a watch.
It rates a 7.8/10 on the B&W scale.
It rates a 5.6/10 on the movie scale from...
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