Film: The Wolf Man (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Location: Forest/Civilized area/Haunted Home
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: Larry might not be the first werewolf to grace the silver screen, but he is one of the most recognized. And much like a bad penny, he always comes back. Or maybe Universal needed more cash in its stuffed pockets. Got a better reason?
History: Larry Talbot was just visiting the homeland of his family, the town of Llyanwelly. Everything seemed to be going well, until he got bitten in the chest by a wolf. As it turned out, that was the local werewolf, and now Larry carried that curse. As future events would emphasize, Larry was about to become one with the night. Or as one would actually put it, the moon's savage whipping-boy.
Notable Kills: See Final Fate.
Final Fate: Larry is first smacked to death by a silver cane by his unknowing father. Then, after being stupidly resurrected, he gets caught in a flood alongside the Frankenstein monster, and is shot with a silver bullet. But wait, he's now back and he managed to cure his lycanthropy. BUT WAIT, he has it in the next movie, and ends his own life heroically by taking Count Dracula with him as they plummet towards the sea. Yeah, Universal wasn't big on continuity.
Powers/Abilities: An increased sense of smell and strength.
Weakness: Larry is incredibly weak to anything silver.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-Oh sure, Larry might not SEEM to be redeemable, being a savage werewolf and all. But between his desire to end it all after his first incident to his unexplained heroism in his last outing, we can only say that this is one confused wolf. Also, the way they resurrected him is just stupid.
Trivia: -This is one of the few Universal monsters to be played by the same actor across all of his movies. Specifically, Lon Chaney, Jr.
-According to Chaney, getting all that make-up on him required him to sit still for hours on end as it was applied. Suffer for your art, they all say.