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Curse of the Devil (1973) More at IMDbPro »El retorno de Walpurgis (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Edward Mannix (American dialogue)
Paul Naschy (story)
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Release Date:
May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Prepare yourself for the HORROR of PSYCHO! The TERROR of EXORCIST! See more »
Plot:
A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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)
Sandalio Hernández (as Sandalio Hernandez)
Jorge Matamoros
Felicidad Nieto
Eduardo Bea

Directed by
Carlos Aured  (as Charles Aured in the Atlas Inernational version)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Mannix  American dialogue
Paul Naschy  story and screenplay (as Jacinto Molina)

Produced by
Ramiro Meléndez .... producer
Luis Méndez .... producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sánchez  (as Frank Sanchez in the Atlas Inernational version)
 
Film Editing by
María Luisa Soriano  (as Maruja Soriano; as Mary Sorine in the Atlas Inernational version)
 
Production Design by
Gumersindo Andrés 
 
Costume Design by
Antonio Muñoz 
 
Makeup Department
Fernando Florido .... special makeup effects artist (as Fred Florid in the Atlas Inernational version)
Dolores García Rey .... assistant makeup artist
Esther Gutiérrez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Miguel Ángel Bermejo .... production manager
Julián Esteban .... production manager
 
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects (as Paul Percy in in the Atlas Inernational version)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francisco Bermejo Miranda .... assistant camera (as Francisco G. Miranda)
Laureano López .... still photographer
Félix Mirón .... second assistant camera
Alberto Vega .... intern camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Amalia Azcuaga .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Roberto Alcocera .... intern director
Consuelo Alfaya .... secretary
Ángel Parrondo .... production assistant
Juan M. Rogriguez .... production intern
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El retorno de Walpurgis" - Spain (original title)
"Return of the Werewolf" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"The Black Harvest of Countess Dracula" - USA (video title)
"The Return of Walpurgis" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:73 min | Spain:81 min (original uncut version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good For What It Is, 1 July 2013
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Don't ask me why but I found myself watching yet another film in the series starring Paul Naschy as Daninsky the werewolf . If I'm pressed to say why I think there's a subconscious part of me trying to find out if there's a film as bad as that one as aliens try to take over humanity by using the Universal monsters so found myself watching this one known under various titles but probably best known CURSE OF THE DEVIL

I was pleasantly surprised by the production values . It had a crisp cinematography but the print I saw was of DVD quality value and that helps a lot and unlike other Daninsky movies this movie had an editor . Maybe not a very good one but he was efficient unlike that film about Dracula and Frankenstein . Even the dubbing if the dubbing is good and while it's noticeable at least the words match the actions of the casts mouths

The narrative is a change of pace . Some fans of the Daninsky series might find it slow and talkative but gives a background to the character totally lacking in the other films I've seen but that's the problem if you watch a franchise out of order . The story itself , Satanists putting a curse on their executioner is very Hammeresque and the production values and feel of the movie - save for some full front female nudity - very much resembles that of Hammer films of the period

I can't say CURSE OF THE DEVIL is a great movie but for what it is a , European trash horror movie , it works well enough and I might give the Daninsky films another chance

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