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The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)
"La noche de Walpurgis" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  1972 (USA)
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Paul Naschy ...
Gaby Fuchs ...
Elvira
Barbara Capell ...
Genevieve Bennett (as Bárbara Capell)
Andrés Resino ...
Inspector Marcel
Yelena Samarina ...
Elizabeth Daninsky
José Marco ...
Pierre
Betsabé Ruiz ...
Pierre's girl (as Betsabe Sharon)
Barta Barri ...
Muller
Luis Gaspar ...
Distraught man
Ruperto Ares
María Luisa Tovar ...
First female victim
Julio Peña ...
Dr. Hartwig (coroner)
Patty Shepard ...
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Storyline

Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa's next victims? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Things happen that have never been seen by human beings. The blood flows like vintage wine. See more »

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Blood Moon  »

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ESP 30,343,032 (Spain)
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The English dubbed copy of this film is part of the Public Domain on the U.S. territory. See more »

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Naschy gnashes while viewer snoozes!
27 April 1999 | by (Parkton, MD) – See all my reviews

"The Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman" wastes lots of great Gothic elements in plodding through it's (too long) running time. The ideas are there, but thoroughly unrealized by Director Leon Klimovsky, as one boring scene follows another, generating little or no tension or interest. Scenes from this flick look great as stills; when moving, they leave a lot to be desired.

Paul Naschy's acting talents never advanced beyond "high school play status" in any of his filmic endeavors. He reacts to most of the outlandish goings-on with his usual impassiveness, as though his scenes were for blocking purposes only. When his character, Waldemar Daninsky, transforms into the werewolf of the title, Naschy employs body slams, punches and arm-swipes as though he were on the undercard of a poorly rehearsed wrestling match. The climatic battle between Vampiress and Werewolf is underwhelming in its embarrassing lack of action. Naschy's slavering drool, however, provides one of the few highlights.

The soundtrack plays like one of those "Halloween Sounds" tapes offered every season, littered with ghostly wails, shrieks, and assorted bumps. That, along with some haunting (but oft-repeated) musical motifs, offer some pleasant diversion. Unfortunately, the werewolf's growls sound like a guy with serious indigestion and leave alot to be desired.

Definitely a reminiscense for those who fell in love with drive-in & grindhouse fodder in the 60's & 70's. Given the relatively short life span of homo sapiens, why waste valuable hours of your lifetime on this dreck?


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