Film: The Werewolf (1956)
Location: Forest/Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: Who needs a full moon when you have good old fashioned SCIENCE?! Oh, and a bit of mad idiocy on the scientist's part. Can't forget that. Either way, science tends to lead to werewolves looking a little more...vicious.
History: Duncan Marsh wasn't exactly the type of person you'd expect to put up much of a fight. He had a nice family and that's all that really mattered. However, he can't help but feel that something's up with him, like his life stopped at one point and resumed all weird. The answer is simple. He got brief amnesia after a car crash, and an idiot scientist injected him with radioactive wolf DNA in the hopes of creating a new master race for the atomic age. It doesn't make much sense, does it? Even more galling, this somehow managed to turn the poor sap into a murderous werewolf.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After one too many murders, Duncan is chased by an NRA's worth of rifle-carrying mobsters looking to dish out vengeance. He is then gunned down.
Powers/Abilities: Nothing much.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-It's really hard to deny that this werewolf looks positively mangy, but aside from that, there's nothing much. Still, it's amazing how much this rank goes up because of a single shot (that transformation sequence with all the foaming and drooling...).
Trivia: -This film was directed by Fred F. Sears, who would go on to direct "The Giant Claw".
-The sheriff in this movie was played by Don Megowan, who previously played the Gillman in "The Creature Walks Among Us".