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    Hi.



    Does anyone else like this film? Ron Moody is great as the zookeeper and I think this is one of the best films that Peter Cushing has ever been in



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPo_uMm5JBA





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    Its OK, if you like this sort of thing and one does sympathise with the wulf. I wouldn't go so far as to say it is my favourite Peter Cushing film, though he does give a reasonable performance.

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    I have a sneaking affection for Legend of the Werewolf as virtually the last of a line of British horror movies going back to The Curse of Frankenstein (and arguably the Tod Slaughter films of the thirties and forties).

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    Sadly Freddie Francis was an exceptional cameraman but a mediocre helmer, and like Hammer's 'Curse', there wasn't the budget to do the story justice.

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    I think its a rather pathetic, anachronistic, film although Ron Moody seems to be enjoying himself. The budget is far too small for the "grandiose" script and it is obvious that the original script draft didn't have much of a role if any for Cushing's character as he takes part in a lot of pointless padding scenes which don't advance the narrative much.



    The set designers seem to be taking the mickey with some of their French language signs in the background of the single "square" that passes for paris.



    I agree that Francis' direction is weak - if you read the long interview with him in the Films of Freddie Francis book he seemed to have nothing but contempt for most of his own films - and it shows.

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    Well.......I enjoyed it!



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    I haven't seen this film in a long time but I enjoyed it. Agreed, it's very much a B movie and Ron "Beep Beep" Moody does get annoying but it has some good moments and it's nice to see a reworking of Roy Ashton's Curse Of The Werewolf make-up get an outing. I would agree that it feels anachronistic but there is something cosy and pleasurable in watching even the last gasps of the British pseudo-gothic.

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