Classic Movie Monsters Series: The Wolfman
In Iowa, United States
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This is the 5th of 5 in a series of Classic Movie Monsters from years ago when I was much younger than I am today.
All of these monsters are still very well known today and will continue to be for many years to come.
The series includes Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The Wolf Man is a 1941 American Werewolf Horror film starrings Lon Chaney, Jr. as The Wolf Man.
The title character has had a great deal of influence on all of Hollywood's subsequent depictions of the legend of the werewolf.
The basic plot was an easy one…. after learning of the death of his brother, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) returned to his ancestral home in Wales to reconcile with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Claude Rains). While there, Larry bought a silver-headed walking stick (decorated with a wolf) from his love-interest who runs the antique shop. She let him know it represented a werewolf (which she defined as a man who changed into a wolf "at certain times of the year.") Throughout the film, various villagers recited a poem, whenever the subject of werewolves came up:
Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright.
When Larry attempted to rescue his love-interest’s friend from what he believed to be a sudden attack by a wolf, he killed the beast with his new walking stick, but was bitten in the process. He was told that it was not merely a wolf; but was a werewolf, and that he would become one. A gypsy fortuneteller named Maleva revealed to Larry that the animal which bit him was actually her son Bela (Béla Lugosi) in the form of a wolf. Bela had been a werewolf for years and now Larry was transformed into one as well.
Talbot transformed into a wolf-like creature and stalked the village, first killing the local gravedigger. Talbot retained vague memories of being a werewolf and wanting to kill, and continually struggled to overcome his condition. He was finally bludgeoned to death by his father with his own silver walking stick after attacking Gwen. Sir John Talbot watched in horror as his son transformed back into a human form as the local police arrived on the scene.
Enter the woods (if you dare) from the gravel access road North of the cache.
The Wolfman will be waiting for you there.
Feel free to bring your silver-headed walking stick with you.
Log only. Please bring a pen or a pencil.
The caches in my Classic Movie Monster Series are:
Classic Movie Monsters Series: The Mummy (GC3RNG9)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: The Wolfman (GC3RNJ3)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Dracula (GC3Q2H7)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Frankenstein (GC3RMQ7)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Creature From The Black Lagoon (GC3RNEX)
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Last Updated: on 5/13/2015 7:40:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:40 AM GMT)
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