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The Loreley's Grasp (1974)
"Las garras de Lorelei" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ...
Sirgurd
Helga Liné ...
Lorelei
Silvia Tortosa ...
Elke Ackerman
Josefina Jartin ...
Principal
Loreta Tovar ...
Alumna (as Lolita Tovar)
José Thelman ...
(as Joseph Thelman)
Luis Induni ...
Mayor
Francisco Nieto
Betsabé Ruiz ...
Bride
Luis Barboo ...
Ángel Menéndez ...
Professor
Sergio Mendizábal ...
Doctor
Marisol Delgado ...
Brigitte
Victoria Hernández ...
Teresa
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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monster | moon | river | heart | nymph | See more »

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You'll Never Sleep Alone Again!

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23 February 1974 (Spain)  »

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ESP 12,151,632 (Spain)
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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 »

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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 »

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

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Its just sort of there
27 April 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Legend says a Lorelei lives in a cave near a river. Every full moon she takes the shape of a monster and comes out to kill, removing the hearts from her victims. Fearing her girls might be next a schoolmaster hires a hunter to keep her girls safe.

Rubber suited monster movie from the director of the Blind Dead films. Enjoyment of this film will depend on your tolerance for monster that is clearly a rubber suit under a hooded cloak, and your mood. I normally would eat this sort of nonsense up, but for whatever reason I came into the film all wrong. Don't get me wrong its a well made film as these Euro-horrors go, but its so run of the mill and connect the dot plot-wise that you're going to be disappointed. Some people have claimed that this is a lost classic, but I don't think so. Certainly its better than a good number of similar horror films since it has a decent cast, good special effects (though silly monster) and some well filmed sequences, but at the same time the by the numbers nature of the plot collapses the whole thing in on itself since its all too clear from the start where its going. I've seen better and worse, and this is one I wish was better.

Forgive me for not saying more but the film just doesn't elicit a better response, it's just sort of there. (I really should point out that I will be visiting this film again when the right mood strikes me)


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