It! (alternate titles: Anger of the Golem and Curse of the Golem) is a 1967 British horror film made by Seven Arts Productions and Gold Star Productions, Ltd. that features the Golem of Prague as its main subject. Herbert J. Leder is the film's producer, screenwriter, and director. The film was made in the style of the Hammer Studios films both in sound and cinematography. It! stars Roddy McDowall as the mad assistant museum curator Arthur Pimm, who brings the Golem to life.
A London museum's warehouse burns down, leaving undamaged a statue that the museum curator, Mr. Grove, identifies as "Mid-European Primitive". Grove is mysteriously killed while inspecting the artifact when his assistant, Arthur Pimm, is sent to fetch a flashlight for him. This begins a series of unexplained deaths and calamities connected with the statue, which is later positively identified as the Golem of Judah Loew of the 16th century. An inscription in Hebrew heightens the suspense and horror of the plot:
|author||Herbert J. Leder|
|director||Herbert J. Leder|
|keywords||16th century 17th century 18th century 19th century 20th century 21st century connect golem hammersmith bridge insane asylum judah loew judah loew ben bezalel kill norman bates nuclear explosion nuclear war statue suspect unexplained deaths warehouse|
|producer||Herbert J. Leder Robert Goldstein Tom Sachs|
|productionCompany||Gold Star Films Ltd.|
|publisher||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts|