What parents need to know
Parents need to know that several people and a dog are killed -- non-explicitly -- and there is some in-your-face schoolyard brawling (human and werewolf). An undertone of mistrust in authority persists, with a respected therapist secretly involved in unethical human experiments that cost human lives. One can read a rape metaphor in a famous scene in which the werewolf attacks a leotard-clad "teenage" girl gymnast. Sensational as it was in 1957, this material has none of the extreme sex, gore, and nudity in later R-rated horror shows. Adult characters smoke cigarettes.