When Samuel M.Sherman was screening foreign titles for a suitable 'Frankenstein,' he actually passed on "Assignment Terror" (original title "The Man Who Came from Ummo"), Paul Naschy's sequel to "La Marca del Hombre Lobo," which was completed in 1967, two years before its followup. Ironically, the film he passed on combined Naschy's werewolf with a Dracula, Mummy, and Frankenstein monster, though under different names, and starred Michael Rennie and Karin Dor, two internationally known actors. See more »
Rudolph looks into the mirror and sees no reflection from the vampire Wandessa. As she pulls him toward her to embrace him you can see both her hands in the mirror. See more »
Most English-language prints open with hype-up credits and voiceover boasting "Filmed in 70-millimeter and 3-D" (even in the fuzzy 8mm prints for TV) and cartoon-drawing intro claiming this to be Frankenstein movie. See more »
The last time I encountered Paul Naschy was in the video nasty The Werewolf and the Yeti. This is the film that started his career as Count Waldemar Daninsky. If you like good old campy horror with busty gypsies and vampires showing maximum cleavage, then this will fit the bill. Besides, wolf-man transformations are always fun to watch.
Of course, the horror is accompanied by a juicy love triangle as Count Waldemar Daninsky seems to have stolen Countess Janice von Aarenberg (Dyanik Zurakowska) from her young beau Rudolph (Manuel Manzaneque).
Count Daninsky joins a group of villagers after "wolves" when the gypsies mistakenly removed the silver cross from the wolf-man while robbing graves. He saves Rudolph's life, but is bitten in the process, thus starting the series of films where Nachy is a wolf-man.
Seeking help, they come into contact with vampires. No, there is no Frankenstein; that was added for American markets.
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