Well, I’m all grown up now! I watched The Wolf Man for the first time last, and I did it in good company. I won’t bore you with a review of the film – that would be like reviewing Super Mario Brothers 3 – but I will say that I liked it a lot more than I expected to. It’s amazing that so much of what we consider to be canon in werewolf lore came from Curt Siodmak’s screenplay. As I said in the livestream chat and then on Twitter, I think the 2010 remake could have been significantly improved by emulating the original’s economy (and by including Twiddle).
Much of the hour’s entertainment came from watching the movie with an audience on Synchtube. I’m not a fan of MST3K, but there’s something to be said for sharing a cheesy movie-watching experience with a bunch of like-minded smart alecks. It’s something I’d like to do again, maybe as often as once a month, so if you missed tonight’s viewing (or participated and enjoyed it), maybe keep the evening of Friday, December 28th open.