32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 12: Werewolf of London!

Werewolf of London (1935)

First up, we have our #TrackoftheDay selection, with a lovely tune by Zombina & The Skeletones out of the UK. This is “Nobody Likes You (When You’re Dead)” from their 2002 album fittingly entitled Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones. Take all the angst of being young and the angst of being dead and smash them together and, well, there you are.

Now, here in the middle, something a little different–and I’m sort of surprised I haven’t posted this before. It’s the trailer for The Old Dark House from 1932. But not the original trailer–it’s the one for the recent 4K restoration showing in cinemas. This is a great example of how you can create a trailer for an older film using modern techniques and styles and make it chilling at times.

Now, for our feature presentation: six years before The Wolf Man, Universal had Werewolf of London. (Jack Pierce, their makeup maestro, worked on both.) According to Wikipedia (which is always right), it was the first mainstream film from Hollywood to feature a werewolf. Enjoy.

And because it’s required by law…

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