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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

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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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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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 »

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

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Not THAT bad.
2 February 2003 | by (The Pits Of Hell (Montana)) – See all my reviews

I can see why this movie has been critically buried by a lot of people, but come on! We've all seen way worse! The acting was horrible, the dubbing was atrocious. The story was dumb. But the creature and the story was better than the movie that surrounded it. The gore was fairly decent for low budget trash. I've seen FAR worse. I actually liked the whole tit being ripped off thing. I gave this movie a 3 because yes, it does suck, BUT you could do worse in the horror genre. TRUST ME. Go watch Alex's Apartment, Jack-O, Critters 3, The Howling 7 and then tell me how bad When The Screaming Stops Is.

My biggest complaint : why the hell did the cover box show a girl cowering from someone waving a knife? I guess to cash in on the slasher craze. I was expecting a murder mystery movie, and boy thats not what I got.


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