Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) - Horror, Mystery

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At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Paolo Heusch
Stars: Barbara Lass, Carl Schell
Length: 83 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 17 out of 56 found boring (30.35%)

One-line Reviews (54)

The real issue is how slow the film moves.

Some would fine it moody, but I find it a bit boring.

Okay Italian horror film suffers from bad dubbing and slow pace .

"Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory" is a pretty enjoyable if slightly flawed entry.

I find it more comical than gripping.

I just finished this movie for the first time and found it entertaining.

The title is too much goofery for exploitation and horror purposes, so "Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory" winds up a dreary mish-mash of old Universal Studios-style sets and Hammer atmosphere.

I found myself fast-forwarding through the last half because the pacing was so lethargic and the dialog so banal.

Sleaze and gore might not have improved the quality, but at least the film wouldn't have been so boring.

The dubbing is actually competent enough, and the English-language version probably gives a reasonably accurate impression of what the original was like; which was more like a German 'krimi' of the period that anticipated the later Italian 'gialli', and like most of them good looking but plodding and garrulous and structured as a detective film rather than as a horror movie (one of the killings is even committed with a hypodermic by an individual dressed in standard 'giallo' trenchcoat and gloves whose identity certainly makes you sit up when finally revealed).

As the intense pain overcame me I blacked out thinking "What have I done to bring this punishment upon me?

Except for the inspired transformation scene from man into beast, which I found metaphysically beautiful -- hey, only a horror aficionado can comprehend such a seemingly contradictory attribution -- this dreary piece of schlock artfully demonstrates to what dismal depths of tedium a film can sink, given the right combination of ineptness on the part of its clumsy direction, brainless script and a bargain-basement assortment of mannequins posing as actors.

Where he's both slow and lumbering with all that makeup on.

Nowhere near a classic in any way, Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory is an entertaining excursion.

A waste of time.

The scenes in the woods are atmospheric and thrilling due to competent cinematography.

This is a very dull little horror film made bearable by heroic dubbing.

Most of this is padding, but with stale direction and poor dubbing, alongside a slow pace, there's little reason to tune in.

With boring scenes, annoying characters, and too many non-werewolf deaths, "Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory" gets 3 howling wolfmen, out of 10.

A boring forgettable horror film.

This movie takes too long to say what it wants to say and is very boring because of it.

There is something bleak and disjointed about this film.

The film takes a while to get to it's good parts that some of the middle section here comes off as downright dull.

Lycanthropus is worth watching on several counts.

So the whole story about how the professor lost his doctor license and how he came in contact with a werewolf and she accidentally died in his care was completely pointless and not needed.

This one keeps you guessing and is certainly worth watching if you get the opportunity.

It's not that it has low production values, but it's just so very dull and muddled .

The men are that boring and similar.

The movie is immediately distancing and uninteresting and never gets past this.

The endless scenes of everyone running around talking to each other about what's happened to the others or what should be done, and it's a pretty dull move for the most part.

"Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory" is entertaining in spurts, but overall it's a pretty bland entertainment.

This movie was fun and entertaining to watch despite it's goofs and it had some poor dubbing in some scenes plus the werewolf might make you laugh.

A Campy Entertaining Movie .

Director Paolo Heusch is rather work-man like in his direction by providing the film with his crisply, moody style and some surprisingly intense sequences that are built up rather nicely.

An engrossing low-budget, Euro-Horror experiment that horror fans shouldn't pass on.

Weak dialogue and characterization and entirely confusing.

" If you have about 85 minutes to spare, this is a mildly entertaining film, and it's good for a bit of a laugh.

Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory, or Lycanthropus, was quite a thrilling surprise for me.

This is very confusing and shabby and made me wonder if perhaps when the film was dubbed into English they also heavily edited it and thereby made the film so confusing.

Instead, it was quite a compelling mystery-horror genre pic that got me enthralled throughout.

This is also on display during the rather fun chase through the woods to open the film, as the action is fast and furious, but the creepy surroundings in the woods makes this one even more of a better scene because it's a thrilling encounter within a creepy location, and that always works.

)might be simple, but it is supplemented with an intriguing subplot of prostitution and blackmail centered around the reformatory.

The pace is slow, the murders tame and the 82 minutes drag out.

Unfortunately, they put all their of their ingenuity in the title and the setting and the rest of the film is dreadfully soporific, unexciting and infuriatingly dull.

There are large segments which are just plain dull.

"Lycanthropus" is a tedious little horror flick with nothing to really recommend it for.

This is a stupid, but enjoyable film that shows you what the Italians would shortly be capable of.

Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory is a low quality sleep inducing affair.

The suspense is alright and overall you should find this film mildly enjoyable.

It was a waste of my time.

Okay Italian horror film suffers from bad dubbing and a slow pace.

To call that reflectiveness intellectual would sound ridiculous but is does have something of the quality of an intellectual exercise, a quality that becomes more marked as the genre progresses (very apparent in the films of Argento) and is later quite closely related to the growth in importance of what might be called the "puzzle" film or even the "popular pretentious" film (such as, in reverse order of pretension, Greenaway - at its best - Aronofsky, Nolan, Anderson, or even - at its worst - Ang Lee).

Still this is an entertaining little movie that serves to show the potential "beast" that lurks within the heart of all respectable men when they get around nubile young women.

These just make the film so dull and really lifeless during these parts.