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Director:
Writers:
Paul Naschy (screenplay) and
Hans Munkel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Things happen that have never been seen by human beings. The blood flows like vintage wine. See more »
Plot:
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Just a shadow of other fairytale horror films See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky
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 ... Countess Wandesa Dárvula de Nadasdy (as Paty Shepard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Chappa ... Tramp / Monster (uncredited)

Directed by
León Klimovsky 
 
Writing credits
Paul Naschy (screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina) and
Hans Munkel (screenplay)

Produced by
Salvadore Romero .... producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Leopoldo Villaseñor 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Gimeno 
 
Set Decoration by
Ludwig Orny 
 
Makeup Department
María Carmen Alberdi .... assistant makeup artist (as Mari Carmen Alberdi)
José Luis Morales .... makeup artist
Nuria Paradela .... hair stylist (as Nuria Paradell)
 
Production Management
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... production manager (as José A. Pérez Giner)
Modesto Pérez Redondo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Aured .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gumersindo Andrés .... assistant set decorator
Antonio Del Toro .... property master (as Antonio del Toro)
 
Sound Department
José María San Mateo .... sound technician (as Sanmateo)
 
Special Effects by
Juan Díaz .... special effects technician
Antonio Molina .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Manuel García .... second assistant camera
Manuel Martínez .... still photographer
Fernando Moreno .... gaffer
Miguel Ángel Muñoz .... assistant camera
Javier Pérez Zofio .... camera operator (as Javier Pérez)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mercedes de Segovia .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mercedes Gimeno .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Gene Corso .... director: English dubbing
Federico del Toro .... production assistant
Dick Randall .... English adaptor
Egbert Steffes .... production assistant
Erika Szel .... script supervisor
Simón Ramírez .... dubbed voice: Waldemar Daninsky (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"La noche de Walpurgis" - Spain (original title)
"Blood Moon" - USA (video title)
"Werewolf Shadow" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Spain:85 min | USA:82 min | USA:95 min (restored version) | West Germany:87 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2004) | Germany:18 | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | Spain:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:R
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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Just a shadow of other fairytale horror films, 8 August 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The first thing I noticed about this film was the completely inane dialogue, and unfortunately; there is a streak of ineptitude running throughout Werewolf Shadow, and this is a shame as without it; this film actually isn't bad at all. The principle positive element is without doubt the atmosphere, as León Klimovsky's film features a surreal dreamlike ambiance, which bodes extremely well with the fantasy-horror elements of the rather unoriginal plot line. As the title suggests, the film handles the stalwart horror monster 'the werewolf', and it does it in an almost fairytale like manner. This again ensures disappointment as films like Suspiria have shown what a great effect a fairytale plot line can have on a film; although this film proves otherwise. The plot centres on two girls; Elvira and Genevieve, who find themselves travelling through the French countryside in search of a medieval tomb, believed to that of a murderess. However, they happen to run into Waldemar Daninsky, a Count with a secret, who invites the girls to stay at his castle.

The film is probably most notable for the fact that it stars prolific Spanish horror veteran, Paul Naschy. I have to admit that I've only seen a handful of Naschy's films; but they've ranged from bad to worse and personally, I'm not a big fan of what I've seen thus far. In this film, Naschy doesn't get to do much more than chew the scenery anyway. The acting isn't the best overall and the special effects leave a lot to be desired also. The gloomy Gothic atmosphere is definitely a treat, however, and it really is a good job as if it wasn't for that, the film wouldn't be worth watching at all. Werewolf Shadow isn't a very long film, lasting just over eighty minutes, but it really does drag as the plot simply moves along without ever being too interesting. Director León Klimovsky does pad his film out with some very nice imagery, however, and the film does look very nice on a number of occasions. Overall, I really can't recommend going out of your way to find Werewolf Shadow; all of its elements have been done better in other films, and despite some nice aesthetics; this is a sadly lacklustre effort.

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