Angst? What Angst?: Larry and Sir John don't really seem all that upset about the fact that Larry's brother just died in a hunting accident right before the start of the film. In fact, it only receives one small mention at the beginning, and then is never brought up again.
Awesome Music: Even with the small orchestra that they had, they still managed to create a tragic, haunting, suspenseful, and well done score.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Larry Talbot, played by Lon Chaney, Jr., comes home because his brother died in a hunting accident. Lon Chaney is in fact distantly related to Dick Cheney. Put two and two together.
Danny Elfman's score for Batman shared some uncanny resemblances with Salter and Skinnerís score for the original. Guess who ended up composing the score for the remake?
Narm Charm: The original makeup has not aged gracefully, and never looked much like a wolf to begin with and yet... it works.
Values Dissonance: Filmed during a simpler time, when a guy could walk up to a lady he has never talked to before and identify the jewelry she keeps in her bedroom, and she wouldn't freak out or call the cops.