I can hardly believe we haven't had a thread on this film before now. Werewolf of London came six years prior to The Wolf Man, and the later film tends to get most of the kudos from film fans. However, for me, Werewolf of London is every bit as good as the Chaney Jr. Classic (as much as I love that one too). When you consider that Werewolf of London was made a little more than twenty years after what is believed to be the first lycanthropic movie ever made, it's extraordinary who good it is. The story of two botonists, fighting over a temporary cure, albeit a cure that can only work thre more times, tells of the anguish of being afflicted by the disease that is werewolfery (their word). This film contains my favorite werewolf tranformation scene too - the first time Dr. Glendon changes is a revelation - and the makeup job is good too. Of course the film has aged poorly in some places, the strange journey up the mountain in Tibet, and the initial attack, might garner some chuckles - and the invisible walls are, frankly, nothing but funny. But that doesn't detract from the overall picture, imo. There were a couple of elements introduced in this one that were alter dropped from the ouvre: If a Werewolf doesn't kill at least one person a night, they become permanently afflicted, and a werewolf will always seek out the person it loves the most. interesting additions those. And oh yeah, the splash of humor in the middle of the film works better, dare I say it, than the splashes the great James Whale gave us. I've loved this movie from my early years, and if anything, I enjoy it even more now. With it mysteries and tragic love story, I think it packs quite a punch. Excellent flick.