Boris Karloff's final role as the monster, joined by Bela Lugosi as Ygor. The house's gothic Interior design with the staircase, doorways, and halls remind me of something out of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The dining room geography makes for neat shots.
Not as big as the later Wolf Man, but still has its achievements being Universal's first werewolf, special effects, and interesting shots. The beginning is pretty dull, but the film escalates soon after; the lead isn't Jack Griffin or Victor/Henry Frankenstein, but I still felt bad for the position he's put in and how it affects those around him. There are also some welcoming comedic moments like the two older women bickering over alcohol.
Finally, after losing the chance to have seen this in a classroom years ago, I watched this, and I cannot fathom how great of an engagement this film is. I can feel the pressure, humidity, and every sweat drop poring in that room. Every juror here has presence; even those who sit and listen and not a sentence of dialogue come out their mouth 'till later. Just one single shred of doubt coming out of a juror played fantastically by…
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These set pieces for its time, I'm sure, was nothing short of phenomenal. It still holds up today. It's incredible what this film achieves, beautifully shot with striking imagery accompanied by a score—a lot of moments of this film. The introduction is possibly the best opening I've seen in a film, from bone to the stars, man's evolution of tools. Later reduced back to infant behavior adapting to space. Taking small baby steps to maneuver and consuming what's resembling baby…