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9. The Wolfman

Silence Of The Lambs Anthony Hopkins
Universal Pictures

Described by a former studio head as “crappy” and “one of the worst movies we ever made”, this remake follows in the footsteps of Van Helsing and The Mummy and turns another of Universal’s classic monster movies into a bloated effects film.

In no other respect is the movie a success. Rushed into production with an unfinished script, the movie tries to give its characters something to do, and the harder it tries, the more apparent the problem becomes: the material does not support the blockbuster treatment.

The film has multi-million dollar production design and the best effects that money can buy, but the filmmakers have mistaken the titular character for a superhero. We didn’t need to see him turn into a CG creation who runs across rooftops and leaps in front of traffic, causing vehicles to crash. That detracts from the human element, which is sorely lacking in this soulless mess.


Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'