IMDb > Las garras de Lorelei (1974)
Las garras de Lorelei
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Las garras de Lorelei (1974) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
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.

Overview

User Rating:
5.7/10   430 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 18% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Amando de Ossorio (screenplay)
Amando de Ossorio (story)
Release Date:
23 February 1974 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Not THAT bad. See more (21 total) »

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


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

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)
See more »
Runtime:
85 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 (2014) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | USA:X (original rating)
Filming Locations:
Company:

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not THAT bad., 2 February 2003
Author: Baphochrist from The Pits Of Hell (Montana)

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (21 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Las garras de Lorelei (1974)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Curse of the Devil Seven Murders for Scotland Yard Blood: The Last Vampire Night of the Howling Beast Avatar
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Fantasy section IMDb Spain section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.