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The Loreley's Grasp (1974)

Las garras de Lorelei (original title)
The legendary Loreley has been living for centuries in a grotto beneath the river Rhein in Germany. Every night when the moon is full, she turns into a reptile-like creature craving for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ...
Sigurd, the Hunter
Helga Liné ...
Lorelei
Silvia Tortosa ...
Elke Ackerman, the Teacher
Josefina Jartin ...
Boarding School Principal
Loreta Tovar ...
Martha (as Lolita Tovar)
José Thelman ...
Carlo Donati (as Joseph Thelman)
Luis Induni ...
Mayor
Francisco Nieto ...
Blind Violinist
Betsabé Ruiz ...
Bride-to-be
Luis Barboo ...
Ángel Menéndez ...
Professor Von Lander
Sergio Mendizábal ...
Doctor
Marisol Delgado ...
Brigitte (as Mary Sol Delgado)
Victoria Hernández ...
Teresa, Brigitte's Girlfriend (as Vicky Hernandez)
María Vidal ...
Maid (as Mary Vidal)
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The legendary Loreley has been living for centuries in a grotto beneath the river Rhein in Germany. Every night when the moon is full, she turns into a reptile-like creature craving for human blood. When one girl after another of a nearby boarding school is killed by her, a hunter named Sirgurd is engaged to kill the monster. Written by Andreas Pieper <piepean@uni-muenster.de>

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You'll Never Sleep Alone Again!

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Fantasy | Horror

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23 February 1974 (Spain)  »

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The Loreley's Grasp  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film had never been picked up by a German distributor during its initial release phase. Only in 2012 the film was released by Austrian label Shock Entertainment, who even created a German dubbing (in 70s style). In 2014 the film was released officially for the first time in Germany (by Mad Dimension). See more »

Goofs

When Sirgurd swims to the surface and is helped onto the speedboat, he tosses the bomb and says "Let's go". However the boat is still anchored. See more »

Connections

Edited into Amando de Ossorio: el último templario (2001) See more »

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This movie is so good!
28 January 2003 | by (Skellefteå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is almost as good as Ossorio's blind dead movies (I must add it's even better than Ghostship of the blind dead). It is interesting that it consists of only one man, among many girls. Unusual in films of any genre (except porn).

The two best things about this movie are:

The monster and its attacks. You really get the picture that the monster is VERY aggressive, and the attacks are FURIOUS! Later on, you will also see a kind of sad twist to the monster's entity.

The atmosphere and the setting. There are many intriguing scenes with dreamlike landscapes; a magic and mysterious counterpart to the violence at the mansion.

I give this 10 out of 10.


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