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Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Lycanthropus (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Mystery | 5 June 1963 (USA)
At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

Director:

Paolo Heusch (as Richard Benson)

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) (as Julian Berry), Ernesto Gastaldi (story) (as Julian Berry)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Lass ... Priscilla
Carl Schell ... Dr. Julian Olcott
Curt Lowens ... Director Swift
Maurice Marsac ... Sir Alfred Whiteman
Michela Roc ... Sandy (as Maureen O'Connor)
Mary McNeeran Mary McNeeran ... Mary Smith
Grace Neame Grace Neame ... Leonor MacDonald
Luciano Pigozzi ... Walter Jeoffrey (as Alan Collins)
Annie Steinert Annie Steinert ... Mrs. Sheena Whiteman
Joseph Mercier Joseph Mercier ... Tommy - the Porter
Herbert Diamonds Herbert Diamonds ... Police Inspector
Mary Dolbek Mary Dolbek
Lauren Scott Lauren Scott
Elizabeth Patrick Elizabeth Patrick ... Miss Schultz
Patricia Meeker Patricia Meeker ... School Girl
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The new science teacher Dr. Julian Olcott, with a mysterious past, arrives in an institutional boarding school for female troublemakers. That night intern Mary Smith, who is blackmailing another teacher - Sir Alfred Whiteman - with some love letters, is slaughtered. The detective in charge of the investigation attributes the crime to a animal, while her mate Priscilla believes she was killed by Sir Alfred. Over the next few days, other deaths happen at the school, reducing the list of suspects. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beauties! The prey of a monster's desires! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Italy | Austria

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghoul in a Girl's Dormitory See more »

Filming Locations:

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Royal Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Released in a double feature with Corridors of Blood (1958). See more »

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As the school teachers are examining Mary Wilson's dead body, her eyes move. See more »

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Featured in Wolfman Chronicles (1991) See more »

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The Ghoul in School
Written by Marilyn Stewart, Frank Owens
Sung by Adam Keefe (uncredited)
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A Surprisingly Good Werewolf Movie
2 June 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The new science teacher Dr. Julian Olcott (Carl Schell) with a mysterious past arrives in an institutional boarding school for troublemaker girls. Along the night, the intern Mary Smith (Mary McNeeran), who is blackmailing another teacher - Sir Alfred Whiteman (Maurice Marsac) - with some love letters, is slaughtered by a werewolf. The detective in charge of the investigation attributes the crime to a wolf, while her mate Priscilla (Barbara Lass) believes she was killed by Sir Alfred. On the next days, other deaths happen in the school, reducing the list of suspects.

"Lycanthropus" is a surprisingly good werewolf movie in spite of the appealing Brazilian title ("The Werewolf in the Girl's Dormitory"). The screenplay constructs the plot with many false leads, and the viewer may suspect of the most different characters, since all of them may be the monster. The acting and the direction are also good and therefore I recommend this flick for fans of the genre. I regret only the low quality of the DVD released by the Brazilian distributor Fantasy, with some minor problems, skipping parts of some scenes. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Lobisomem no Dormitório das Garotas" ("The Werewolf in the Girl's Dormitory")


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