"Should Have Taken Up That Landscaping Job"

Film: The Mad Monster (1942)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Haunted Home/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Truth be told, anyone can be a werewolf. It doesn't matter what role society dictates for us, for the wolf within us begs to break free, and it requires just one little kick for just that. That and mad science.

History: Dr. Lorenzo Cameron had one dream: inject people with wolf blood and give them werewolf powers for the war effort. Naturally, this cost him his dignity and any respect from the scientific community. Out for revenge, Lorenzo injected wolf blood into Petro, his gardener and only willing friend. It worked, and the doctor would send his new hench-wolf out to kill the professors one by one. However, one cannot control the unknown for long...

Notable Kills: Unfortunately, Petro goes off course and kills a little girl.

Final Fate: Having become unpredictable and unstable, Petro goes after Lorenzo and kills him...while the house they're in is on fire. A fiery grave for two.

Powers/Abilities: Nothing except brute strength.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-There's nothing really remarkable about Petro. Clearly riding the coattails of Larry Talbott, this werewolf just looks chubby and unoriginal. Props for the new origin, though.

Trivia: -Petro was played by Glenn Strange, who as you might recall, played Frankenstein's Monster whenever Karloff wasn't around.

-Lorenzo was played by George Zucco, who for two decades, carved a niche for playing charismatic yet mad villains.


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All he wants to do is say Hi!


Most terrifying? Not with that smile.

So, wolves are purple?


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