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Curse of the Devil (1973)
"El retorno de Walpurgis" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  May 1977 (USA)
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A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch.

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(as Charles Aured in the Atlas Inernational version)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ...
Waldemar Daninsky / Irineus Daninsky / Werewolf (as Paul Nashy in the Atlas International version)
Fabiola Falcón ...
Kinga Wilowa (as Fabiola Falcon; as Faye Falcon in the Atlas Inernational version)
Mariano Vidal Molina ...
Roulka (as Vidal Molina; as Vinc Molina in the Atlas Inernational version)
Maritza Olivares ...
Maria Wilowa (as May Oliver in the Atlas Inernational version)
José Manuel Martín ...
Bela (as Jose M. Martin; as Joe Martin in the Atlas Inernational version)
María Silva ...
Elizabeth Bathory (as Maria Silva)
Elsa Zabala ...
Gypsy Witch
Eduardo Calvo ...
Laszlo Wilowa
Ana Farra ...
Malitza
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Maurice, Waldemar's valet (as Fernando S. Polack)
Inés Morales ...
Ilona (as Ines Morales)
Santiago Rivero
Pilar Vela
José Yepes ...
(as Jose Yepes)
Ana Maria Rossie ...
(as Ana Mª Rossie)
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Storyline

The great inquisitor Ireneus Daninsky has Countess Bathory burned alive and her female followers hanged. Before perishing in the flames the countess puts a curse on Daninsky and his descendants. Four centuries later, Waldemar Daninsky accidentally shoots a gypsy while hunting a wolf. The angry gypsies, who knew of the curse, summon up the Satan and the beautiful Ilona is chosen to seduce the young lord. During a night of love, Ilona bites Waldemar who turns into a werewolf killing his preys on full moon nights. His murders are first attributed to a mad killer escaped from the asylum. Waldemar, who suspects the killer is none other than himself, falls in love with Kinga, the daughter of a professor from Budapest. When Maria, Kinga's jealous younger sister, manages to seduce Waldemar and sleep with him, she is killed by the young man, once again turned into a werewolf. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

May 1977 (USA)  »

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(original uncut)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Nice atmosphere & setting, a bit slow
9 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Actually, "a bit slow" is sort of a complement. European horror films from this era frequently cover the range from very slow to painfully slow. So a bit slow is acceptable, in my opinion.

I have only seen one other Paul Naschy film (an edited bad print of Werewolf Vs. the Vampire Women) so I can't really compare this film to his others.

Anchor Bay just released this film on DVD in widescreen with a nice looking and uncut print. I can definitely endorse the film in this version for fans of the genre. I am more familiar with British and Italian horror films, less so with Spanish ones. The quote on the DVD box from Video Watchdog hails this as one of the best Spanish horror films and I would say that sounds fair. The atmosphere and settings are both quite good and there is a fair bit of blood and gore, although don't expect it on the same level with a Romero zombie film or a cannibal film.

Worth noting is the framing of the film. Having only seen this widescreen version I would say that it is definitely worth waiting to see it in it's original aspect ratio as opposed to any pan & scan version. This is one of the better framed films I've seen of this type from this period. While it is definitely not Psycho or Touch of Evil (in my opinion, two of the best framed films I've ever seen) the compositions are very nice and I would complement the director and d.p. both for having a good eye.

In my opinion the dubbing for this film is better than average as well. Fans of foreign horror are likely familiar with frequently bad (and unintentionally funny) dubbing. While I would say that the original foreign language track with subtitles is ultimately the preferred set of circumstances, the dubbing job on this film is better than most, especially for a lower budget film such as this.

I would say that any fans of Paul Naschy who haven't seen this film should track it down right away. And any fans of Euro-horror should take a look as well.

The DVD is released under the title Curse of the Devil and based on that, the description I'd read of the film, and the opening minutes, I expected a sort of mix between Satan worshiping witches and the werewolf story. In reality, after the opening section, the bulk of the story is werewolf-related. The film has gone under other titles that give more focus to the werewolf story, which may well suit the bulk of the film better. However, don't let that turn you away from seeing the film.


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