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Edward Mannix (American dialogue)
Paul Naschy (story)
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Release Date:
May 1977 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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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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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USA:73 min | Spain:81 min (original uncut version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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the wolfman is back!, 19 October 2010
Author: trashgang from Midian

Hahahaha, that should be my review but IMDb doesn't allow that so here we go. First of all it's a Paul Naschy movie which means you are against him or you love him. Secondly, it's a low budget flick. In the beginning of the movie we have some slicing of a throat, easily to see the fake flesh, or blood running out of the knife and not from the wound. We move on to the next scene were they hunt a dog, oops, I mean a wolf. Once shot they go looking towards the wolf but it's a man's body laying there. Must be a werewolf. Over to some nice scene's about hanging some women and the burning at the stake of Bathory. But before she dies she cursed the Darinsky family. Of to some summon of the devil, you guessed it a man in a suit with a shot revealing the zipper of his suit. The devil chose the perfect girl to do the cursed ritual on one of the offspring of the Darinsky's(that's Paul Naschy). Girls disappearing at night....before the wolfman appears we are having a lot of nudity, full frontal. But the movie does have his failures. It's never scary and sometimes it really becomes laughable. The wolfman reminded me of the 1941 version. The way he changes from man into wolf is the same as they did in 1941. But the most frightening part of this flick are the moments of the full bushes, go figure out you have to bite that! They're more hairy than the wolfman. But some shots are gory for the time being even as you can see that it is a cheap effect. The blood really looks like ketchup and reminded me of the blood used in Blood Feast. Be sure to watch the uncensored uncut version.

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