Dec. 12, 2021

This Day in Halloween: The Universal horror classic "The Wolf Man" starring Lon Chaney Jr. opens across the U.S. in 1941. / Illustration by Madison Kemp

The Wolf Man opens across the U.S. in 1941. The Universal horror classic stars Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains in the first of Chaney’s four appearances as the character. He’s the only actor to have played it, though Universal’s previous werewolf movie, Werewolf of London, featured Henry Hull as a different character.