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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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Vintage Molina. 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)
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Eduardo Chappa ... Tramp / Monster (uncredited)
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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)
 
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Additional Details

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)
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Certification:
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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Vintage Molina., 6 April 2005
Author: Noel (Teknofobe70) from Bromsgrove, England

Noche de Walpurgis, Nacht der Vampire, Blood Moon, Werewolf Shadow ... the amount of alternative titles that this movie has, annoying as it may be, is a testament to it's international success.

So why is it that the world cared so much about some Spanish horror movie? Well, the fact is, it was simply better than most of what everyone else was doing at the time. But like "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" did in the late fifties, this movie sparked off a whole new generation of similar werewolf movies such as "The Beast Must Die", which attempted to emulate it's atmosphere precisely.

But has it stood the test of time? Lead actor and writer Jacinto Molina certainly thinks so. Others are less certain. For instance, it's easy to put off by the cheesy soundtrack, complete unsuited to what the mood of the movie should be, and the script definitely has it's dull moments. There's a whole sequence towards the end of the movie, when a policeman comes to investigate the murders and seems to spend half an hour in pointless conversation with the villagers. Oh, and the 'romance' aspect of the film feels both rushed and forced. The blood often looks fake, and the clearer the picture is, the less convinced you are by the makeup. It's one of the few movies that fails to benefit from a restored DVD version.

However, there's still plenty of good stuff here that help it to rise above the 'trashy horror' category for some parts at least. There's only a small amount of nudity in the film, gratuitous though it may be, and the dialogue isn't half as bad as most horror movies of this period. The historical sequences are surprisingly good, and the vampires are particularly creepy -- thanks to Molina's insistence that they should be filmed in slow motion. His performance is easily the most notable, and it's likely that if he'd been given more creative control over the production of these movies, they would have been much better.

All in all, this movie may well be for genre fans only. Most will probably find it dull and dated, but at the time it was definitely something pretty special.

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