The Wolf Man (1941): true or false?

"Even a man who is pure at heart, and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright!"

 

Universal Studios had the monster game on lock by 1941. It followed its historically successful Frankenstein and Dracula with a series of sequels. Years prior to the inception of Marvel Studios, Universal had figured out the shared "cinematic universe" approach to franchise filmmaking. 

So, anticipation was high for the Lon Chaney Jr.-starring The Wolf Man. And boy oh boy did Universal deliver.

How much do you know about the hairy scary 1941 entry in the Universal Classic Monsters franchise? Do you think you have what it takes to tell us which assertions are true and which are not? Find out here, and be sure to share your thoughts and your score in the comments section below!

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  1. This was Universal's first attempt at a werewolf story.
  2. George Waggner, this film's director, also helmed 10 episodes of Batman.
  3. This movie shares its writer, Curt Siodmak, with Universal's The Mummy.
  4. The wolf that attacks Larry Talbot was actually Lon Chaney Jr.'s own German Shepherd.
  5. Bela Lugosi campaigned to play the lead role.
  6. The church Larry Talbot attends was built from the same set as the cathedral in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), starring Lon Chaney, Sr.
  7. Lon Chaney Jr.'s make-up took eight hours to apply.
  8. This is the first time the werewolf character in a Universal picture is called "The Wolf Man."
  9. Llanwell, the Welsh village that serves as Larry Talbot's ancestral home, does not actually exist.
  10. Chaney, Jr. reprised this role in four more Universal films.

The Wolf Man (1941): true or false?

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39 Comments

WGH 9 months ago
4/10.

YIKES!

Less than 50% on a true false quiz. Take some real talent to be that bad. Especially when I knew that they used Lon's German Shepherd as the wolf.
RobertK 9 months ago
5 of 10. Not so good! I was only sure of about 4 of the questions. My losing guessing streak continues! From now on, doing these quizzes, I'm going to make my guess and enter the opposite! And might I add, stay away from any games of chance and full moons!! Ahrooo!!! (Thanks also, for the "Werewolves of London", Warren Zevon song stuck in my head all day...)
JeffPaul76 9 months ago
"ARRRGH! You got 6 out of 10" --- "Oops, you got got. Try investing in silver bullets next time." I got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 right.
rubyslippers1234 9 months ago
8/10 I’m shocked. Complete guesses. Never saw this movie or any other Werewolf one.
Tresix 9 months ago
One thing that kind of confuses me about the movie: how come the werewolf that Bela is is a quadruped while Larry is a biped?
ironman2000 9 months ago
Out of the Universal Films Famous Classic Monsters, Wolfman is my favorite.
IndianaRockz 9 months ago
5/10 prolly woulda done better if it was a full moon 🌛
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