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16 December 1974 (Spain) See more »
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A team of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Terror movie by Amando De Ossorio , full of scary scenes , gore , guts and blood See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
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Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
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Amando de Ossorio 

Produced by
Luis Laso .... executive producer
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fernando García Morcillo 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sánchez 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa 
 
Art Direction by
Cruz María Baleztena 
 
Set Decoration by
Cruz María Baleztena 
 
Special Effects by
Jesús Iglesias .... special effects
 

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Also Known As:
"The Night of the Sorcerers" - Belgium (English title) (video box title)
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94 min | USA:80 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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While not a success during its original run, the film became a blockbuster when reissued nearly 30 years later.See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Terror movie by Amando De Ossorio , full of scary scenes , gore , guts and blood, 25 May 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Eerie and creepy film titled Night of sorcerers or Woodoo - Inferno des Grauens (1974) from our cult film director Amando De Ossorio . This chiller in minimum budget packs thrills , chills , nudism , some good action , gore , horror and few funny moments . Plenty of lots of blood and gore , including repellent images when happens beheading , biting and other gutsy moments . The picture starts in Bumbasa 1910 , there a team of scientists go to Africa to study the wildlife . The group of researchers travel into the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of animals in the area , however it turns out the wildlife is vampires . Meanwhile a bunch of playful natives indulging themselves in dancing and partying while engaged in one of their favorite pastimes , beheading women . As a Zombie tribe rises from underground to wreak havoc upon some beautiful Euro-babes and unfortunate victims . After that , Zombie Leopard women go on the hunt to bite some hapless .

This is pretty entertaining Zombie voodoo stuff . Atmospheric horror movie contains terrifying scenes when appears the tribe of voodoo-zombies and takes place the brutal killings . The tribe rises from the ground , take the women , whip them and slice their heads off on an altar in lousily made scenes , including primitive special effects . You will watch it and think it is either awful , hilarious, a masterpiece, or all three . It's a slight fun with passable make-up , naive special effects , acceptable set decoration and functional art direction . The fable is sometimes silly and laughable , though a few effects and action are professionally made . Some illogical parts in the argument are more than compensated for the excitement provided by the Leopard women running in slow-moving , though sometimes are a little bit cheesy . While not a hit during its original run, the film became successful when reissued nearly 30 years later . In the film appears known Spanishtrash actresses as Barbara Rey or King , Kali Hansa , Maria Kosti and Loreta Tovar . And two Eurostars as Jack Taylor and Simon Andreu ; both of them starred several exploitation films during the 60s and 70s . Creepy and frightening musical score especially when the appearance the leopard women , being composed by Fernando Garcia Morcillo . Colorful and evocative cinematography filmed on location in some African place and in Aldea Del Fresno , Madrid . And being recently mastered in high definition from the original negative .

The motion picture was professional though regularly directed by Amando De Ossorio . Amando began in films as a writer and assistant director and continued his career by making short films and industrial documentaries . He was one of the main directors of the Spanish horror boom in the 70s, specially for his quartet of films about the living dead Templars which started with his first great success and immensely popular ¨Tombs of the Blind dead¨ which to be continued by a trilogy : ¨Return of evil dead¨ , ¨Ship of Zombies or Blind dead 2¨ and ¨Blind dead 3 or The night of the sea gulls¨ . Amando owns his own studio and created and/or designed many of the simple special effects sequences you see in any of his many imaginative undertakings . Amando who recently passed away was a good craftsman who realized a lot of amusing as well as entertaining films . He displayed a varied career and specialized on all kind of genres as Western in "Rebels in Canada" and "Grave of the Gunfighter" , Monster movie as ¨Serpent of sea¨ and , of course, Terror as ¨Malenka¨ , The possessed¨ and ¨night of witches¨ . Ossorio also studied painting and photography , moreover, he also made his living as a painter of creepy images of the Knights Templar in his later years.

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