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Paul Naschy (screenplay) and
Hans Munkel (screenplay)
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1972 (USA) See more »
Things happen that have never been seen by human beings. The blood flows like vintage wine. See more »
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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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86 min | Spain:85 min | USA:82 min | USA:95 min (restored version) | West Germany:87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2004) | Germany:18 | Italy:VM14 | 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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Vampire Films Ever Made, 28 July 2008
Author: BloodTheTelepathicDog from north dakota

Paul Naschy, the Werewolf Prince of European cinema, portrays the tortured Waldemar in this film of many titles. The movie kicks off with Naschy resting on a medical table - preparing to be autopsied. Two silver bullets are removed from Naschy's chest, thus reviving him. He changes into a werewolf and slaughters the two doctors performing the autopsy.

Afterwards, we are introduced to a redheaded student, Gaby Fuchs, who takes her friend Barbara Capell out to the countryside to search for the tomb of a fabled governess. Away from modern convenience, the girls meet Naschy who is hiding out in a castle with his depraved sister. He takes the girls in and looks after them while his demented sister takes a liking to each of the girls - physically. The following day, Naschy leads the two girls to the tomb and they dig up the corpse of the governess - Capell cutting her arm and having droplets of her blood fall into the governesses open mouth. Then, the fun starts.

The main draw for this film is the stellar direction. I enjoy horror films of the 70's because they relied more on atmosphere rather than blood and guts to convey terror. Any director can slop red paint on a wall or pull fake entrails out of a plastic dummy, but only the great directors can convey dread through atmospheric methods. The scenes where the governess (Patty Sheperd) and Barbara Capell stalk about the woods at night in slow motion makes for a film-goers delight. Their flowing gowns, slow-moving steps and pale makeup make for true dread. There isn't a single vampire film I would recommend over this treat.

VIOLENCE: $$$ (There is a spattering of violence in this film but nothing on the level of the tasteless trash that Hollywood churns out nowadays. The opening scene is the most violent when Naschy kills the two doctors and then snacks on a damsel in the countryside. The vampires weren't used in the violence department - just the eerie department).

STORY: $$$ (Rather routine, but fun nonetheless. A werewolf, tortured by his curse, tries to keep his new flame (Fuchs) from the clutches of the vampires as well as himself. When he turns, he can't control his bloodlust, thus placing Gaby in a perilous situation. The plot line of students staying in an abandoned castle while on academic furlough is a bit too overused but it works here).

ACTING: $$$ (As with most of these European horror films, it is difficult to tell how good of an actor the thespians are because their lines are dubbed in English. However, it is obvious that Naschy can portray self-inflicted torture with the best of them. Patty Sheperd, who I can't recall having any dialogue, was creepy as the governess and Barbara Capell is tantalizing and sensual in any language).

NUDITY: $ (Very little - of the blink-and-you-missed-it variety. Naschy tears open the blouse of the girl he kills in the country and Capell gets her blouse ripped open by Naschy's twisted sister. It isn't sleazy and you see very little, but it is gratuitous).

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