MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,371 this week

La noche de los brujos (1974)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 307 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 18 critic

A team of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area. Instead they discover a tribe of voodoo-zombies who rise from the ground... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 691 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
a list of 1248 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 737 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 569 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La noche de los brujos (1974)

La noche de los brujos (1974) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La noche de los brujos.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trader Hornee (1970)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A private detective journeys to Africa to find a legenday white gorilla. The gorilla turns out to be an escaped Nazi war criminal.

Director: Jonathan Lucas
Stars: Buddy Pantsari, Julie Conners, John Alderman
Cool Breeze (1972)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

Director: Barry Pollack
Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, Julian Christopher
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After his father dies, a disturbed young boy plots to take revenge on the new man in his mother's life.

Director: Lewis John Carlino
Stars: Sarah Miles, Kris Kristofferson, Jonathan Kahn
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Camille Keaton, Tony Isbert, Máximo Valverde
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Alcázar
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

Director: René Cardona Jr.
Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A shady male student transfers into a high school full of nubile young schoolgirls. He has his way with most of the female student body on his way to his real conquest--the sexy athletic ... See full summary »

Director: Koretsugu Kurahara
Stars: Asami Ogawa, Asami Morikawa, Jun Aki
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Fabrizio Rampelli
Stars: Pierfrancesco Campanella, Milly D'Abbraccio, Angelo Cannavacciolo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Benny Schnier, Olivia Pascal, Zachi Noy
Black Angel (1980)
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A knight returns home from the Crusades only to find his village devastated by disease and his family gone. He roams the forest searching for them, until he finds a mysterious maiden in a lake who asks him to kill the evil black knight.

Director: Roger Christian
Stars: Colin Booth, Patricia Christian, Yvonne Finlayson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Ida Galli, Ivan Rassimov, Luigi Pistilli
Meneko (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Innocent female doctor Mineko was seduced by Sachiko, an aggressive lesbian, in her younger days. Mineko begins dating a male coworker, and accepts an invitation to a party at the home of a... See full summary »

Director: Shingo Yamashiro
Stars: Ai Saotome, Kôichi Iwaki, Hiroshi Nawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Simón Andreu ...
Prof. Rod Carter (as Simon Andreu)
Kali Hansa ...
Tunika
María Kosty ...
Liz Meredith (as Maria Kosti)
Loreta Tovar ...
Carol Harris (as Lorena Tower)
José Thelman ...
Tomunga (as Joseph Thelman)
Bárbara Rey ...
Agnes - Female Vampire (as Barbara King)
Jack Taylor ...
Prof Jonathan Grant
Edit

Storyline

A team of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area. Instead they discover a tribe of voodoo-zombies who rise from the ground, capture the women, whip them and slice their heads off on an altar. The women return as vampires who look for more women to kill. Written by <arviga@online.no>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 December 1974 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Sorcerers  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

ESP 16,077,877 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While not a success during its original run, the film became a blockbuster when reissued nearly 30 years later. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Worth a rental for Spanish horror fans
14 January 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

OK, this is not a good film. But I think it is somewhat underrated, while the director Amando Ossorio's more famous "blind dead" series is somewhat overrated (especially the last two). Instead of undead Teutonic knights, in this film we have a tribe of living voodoo-practicing Africans. Of course, voodoo sacrifices have been practiced historically in places on the "dark continent", but this bunch are little more than cartoon stereotypes (all they need is a big pot to cook people in). I suppose it doesn't help that the tribe exclusively captures white women, whips all their clothes off, rapes them (at least in one case), and then decapitates them--which somehow causes them to become undead "panther women", prowling half-naked through the jungle in slow motion (and WITH their heads). But is this the only film of the 1970's to portray black Africans as "primitive", or to play on the illicit thrills of interracial sexuality? Hardly. All those who call this racist and/or sexist really need to see more European exploitation films of that era. This is actually pretty weak tea.

It's also a very typical low-budget Spanish horror film--short on a logic, long on atmosphere, extremely confusing but with a generous helpings of nudity and violence (at least in export prints). It's certainly more incompetent than Ossorio's best films, but I'd put it on the level of a mediocre Paul Naschy flick, and it has the same scruffy charm as a lot of those. There's also a couple of recognizable actors among the European characters who come to a bad end at the hands of the African voodoo cultists and "panther women", including Jess Franco regular Jack Taylor, as the expedition leader, and the slinky and sexy cubana Kali Hansa as the "half-breed". It's out on DVD now and is worth a rental, if maybe not a purchase, for fans of Spanish horror.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Web Site Launched... charles-133
Saw this long ago.... caraeas
Discuss La noche de los brujos (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?