This was a great Saturday afternoon choice. I got into it's theatrical presentation complete with beautiful costumes, sets and for the time period, very believable wolf man make-up. I thought I had seen the first werewolf movie from Universal Studios but The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney Jr. didn't come out until 1941.
I liked how the transformation into a werewolf is not overdone and the inflicted botanist can still make his way around the city wearing his cloak and hat and shoes. Nothing gets ripped or torn or stained. If not for his 9 day growth of facial hair (and six inch fangs) you wouldn't know he was changed at all.
I love how no one gave a shit about logic because audiences at the time never asked themselves those kinds of questions. Lots of hammy over-acting is this one but it stands up as an early and little seen classic in the Universal monster movie genre.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.