The film starts off with the original rhyme as told by Maleva. It then cuts to Ben Talbot, in the Blackmoor woods. He is then confronted by a werewolf which severely injures him. He flees towards a nearby mausoleum, with the creature in pursuit.
Traveling Shakespearean theatre actor Lawrence Talbot returns to his ancestral home to investigate the whereabouts of his recently missing brother upon request from Ben's fiancé Gwen Conliffe. His distant and eccentric father Sir John Talbot greets him and reveals that his brother's body was already found in a ditch and surmises he will attend the funeral. Lawrence inquires about the body and goes to see it, where it is stored at the local mortuary, Lawrence was shocked when he saw Ben's remains are thoroughly mangled and torn apart like he was eaten alive.
Amongst his brother's effects is a strange amulet that leads Lawrence to the nearby gypsy camp, to which Ben was the town's liaison. While there, an unnamed werewolf suddenly rampages through the camp, killing and maiming most of the gypsies. Lawrence gives chase, and is subsequently attacked by the werewolf and bitten on the neck. After the pursuing gypsies manag.