Ahwooooo! Werewolves of Charlotte

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An American Werewolf in London
  • An American Werewolf in London

By Matt Brunson

Fresh from winning two Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte awards (one from the critics, one from the readers) for two different film series, The Light Factory now introduces its latest movie program, set to run throughout October.

Just in time for Halloween, Bad Moon Rising — a collaboration between The Light Factory, The Neighborhood Theatre, Actor’s Theatre and Visart Video — offers a classic werewolf flick every Monday night. Here's the full schedule:

The Wolf Man
  • The Wolf Man

Oct. 3: The Wolf Man (1941). Lon Chaney Jr. stars as the ill-fated Lawrence Talbot, who returns from America to his father's (Claude Rains) Welsh estate and promptly gets bitten by a gypsy-cum-wolf (Bela Lugosi).

The Howling
  • The Howling

Oct. 10: The Howling (1981). Needing some r&r after a particularly harrowing experience, a TV reporter (Dee Wallace) heads to a backwoods resort, unaware that it boasts a sizable werewolf population.

Teen Wolf
  • Teen Wolf

Oct. 17: Teen Wolf (1985). After learning that lycanthropy runs in his family, a high school student (Michael J. Fox) uses his newly acquired "curse" to become a campus stud.

The Curse of the Werewolf
  • The Curse of the Werewolf

Oct. 24: The Curse of the Werewolf (1961). Set in Spain, this stars Oliver Reed as a young man who, because he was conceived when his mother was raped in prison by a crazed beggar, finds himself constantly struggling with the beast within.

An American Werewolf in London
  • An American Werewolf in London

Oct. 31: An American Werewolf in London (1981). Two friends (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) are backpacking across the English moors when they're mauled by a wolfman; one survives the attack and eventually turns into a werewolf himself.

All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. Admission is free. For more details, go here.


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