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

R  |   |  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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(American dialogue), (story) (as Jacinto Molina)
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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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(original uncut)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Fairly enjoyable Naschy werewolf flick!
5 April 2006 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Paul Naschy, Spain's numero uno horror star of the 70s, hams it up in this cheesy slice of Euro-schlock.

From the impressive opening scenes (in which we get a beheading, a cut throat, several hangings and a burning at the stake) right through to the end credits, this fun film delivers the goods – gratuitous nudity, some none too convincing gore and hammy acting from all involved.

Waldemar Daninsky (Naschy) falls foul of a curse (placed upon his family by a coven of witches centuries before) and becomes a werewolf when the moon is full. His only hope of salvation is to die by the hand of his true love.

Curse of the Devil boasts pretty good production values and at times is very stylish in execution; at other times it is unintentionally funny. Whilst never up to the standards of a Hammer horror, which it resembles at times in plot and content, fans of this kind of stuff will find enough to enjoy for it to warrant a viewing.


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