A man who is incestually in love with his sister since childhood comes back after a year's absence to find that she has gotten married. Soon, several women in the area start turning up dead with strange wounds on their necks.
An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, into a Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors, and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy.
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
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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