The Werewolf (lost horror film; 1913)
The Werewolf is a silent 1913 film directed by Henry McRae and released by Universal Studios and based on the short story "The Werewolves" (1898) by Henry Beaugrand. It is thought to be the first feature film about a werewolf, and it is the first film in the Universal Monsters series.
Plot[edit | edit source]
A short write-up in Monsters from the Movies by Thomas G. Aylesworth provides details about the film:
"The first werewolf picture, called, naturally, The Werewolf, was made in the United States in 1913. But it was actually a wolf girl film and was based upon an old Navajo legend. Watuma, an Indian girl, comes back to life one hundred years after her death to look for the ghost of the evil man who killed her boyfriend. To accomplish this, she, for some reason or other, decides to turn herself into a wolf."
Status[edit | edit source]
No copies of the film are known to exist, as all known copies were destroyed in forgotten wardrobe fires at Universal Studios.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- Cursed (lost original version of Wes Craven horror film; 2005)
- Wolfman vs. Godzilla (partially found footage from unfinished fan film; 1981)
- Nights of the Werewolf (lost horror film; existence unconfirmed; 1968)
- An American Werewolf in London (lost footage from uncut version of movie; 1981)
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Monster Kid Classic Horror Forum thread about the film. Retrieved 29 Mar '16