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Las garras de Lorelei -- terrific monster movie! A beautiful woman transforms into a snarling lizard-type monster that rips apart local citizens in-and-around a forest-shrouded girls' school filled with bikini-clad beauties. Kendall is hired to hunt the creature down but is torn between his love for the mysterious Line, and his growing suspicion of whom she really is. Color. 16mm.

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Director:
Writers:
Amando de Ossorio (screenplay)
Amando de Ossorio (story)
Release Date:
23 February 1974 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll Never Sleep Alone Again!
Plot:
The legendary Loreley has been living for centuries in a grotto beneath the river Rhein in Germany. Every night when the moon is full... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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 ... Alberic
Ángel Menéndez ... Professor
Sergio Mendizábal ... Doctor
Marisol Delgado ... Brigitte
Victoria Hernández ... Teresa
María Vidal ... Maid (as Mary Vidal)
Javier de Rivera ... Preacher
Antonio Orengo ... Old Man
Cristino Almodóvar ... Boat Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris André ... Blonde victim
María Luisa Tovar ... Cavewoman #1
Bárbara Rey ... Cavewoman #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amando de Ossorio  screenplay
Amando de Ossorio  story

Produced by
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... producer
Ricardo Sanz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Miguel Fernández Mila 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Gimeno 
 
Set Decoration by
Cruz María Baleztena 
Alfonso de Lucas 
 
Makeup Department
Dolores Merlo .... makeup artist (as Lolita Merlo)
José Luis Morales .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paulino González .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Pepita Morales .... set dresser
 
Special Effects by
Alfredo Segoviano .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francisco Beringola .... assistant camera
Fernando Espiga .... second camera operator
 
Other crew
Ballesteros .... studio
Ramón Escribano .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Grasp of the Lorelei" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
"The Lorelei's Grasp" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
"The Loreley's Grasp" - USA (DVD title)
"The Night the Screaming Stopped" - USA (reissue title)
"The Swinging Monster" - USA (dubbed version)
"When the Screaming Stops" - USA (reissue title)
"The Under Water City" - Japan (English title) (video box title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 (2014) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | USA:X (original rating)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Green claws in the night, 27 May 2014
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

This was a nice discovery of a lost or at least unknown movie for me. 'The Loreley's Grasp' was released with a German dubbing for the first time in 2014, and because the director is famous for the 'Blind Dead' series, I bought the Blu-ray disc blindly (no pun intended).

Sigurd (Tony Kendall) is requested to save a boarding school from a mad killer that stalks the village at the Rhine. Elke (Silvia Tortosa, known best for 'Horror Express' with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing) is the young teacher who walks alone in the night a lot, so Sigurd is getting a chance to save her. Of course she could stay inside, knowing that a killer is outside, but then we wouldn't get any chase sequences. A blind musician tells everyone in the village about his suspicion that the killings are related to the Loreley legend, but when Sigurd meets a mysterious woman introducing herself as Loreley (Helga Liné), he is not suspicious at all and falls for her tricks, until it is almost too late...

Not a very clever script, rather dumb characters, cheaply made (the school has about 6 students), very free interpretation of the original myth, but never mind, you get a lot of darkness, a monster with green claws and big teeth, screaming girls and typical 70s sleaze. The killings are rather bloodthirsty - I personally prefer the old-fashioned, black and white 60s style over the graphic violence in the much too colorful 70s style, but it is a sign of the times.

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