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Las garras de Lorelei
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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
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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
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Las garras de Lorelei" - Spain (original title)
"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 Under Water City" - Japan (English title) (video box title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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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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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Monsterfest from the 1970's, 21 July 2006
Author: adriangr from United Kingdom

"The Lorelei's Grasp" is sadly hard to find at the moment. The awful re-release "When The Screaming Stops" makes a mockery of the heart of the film, dressing it up as drive-in trash. In it's original version, it's still a bit cheesy, but I think it's a pretty good horror film. The plot centres on beautiful girls at an exclusive school who are being terrorised by a killer...some of the girls are already dead and so the school calls on the help of a handsome bodyguard called Sirgurd to protect the rest of them. Sirgurd has his hands full as all the schoolgirls soon develop a crush on him, but he also has to work out who is responsible for the gruesome murders.

Although the English version has terrible dubbing and most available versions are bootleg copies with a poor picture, it's possible to see that there is a good film hiding in here somewhere. The Lorelei creature itself is a bit hokey, but it doesn't hold back on the violence, with lot's of gory chest ripping shots(the Lorelei likes to rip people's hearts out). It also features some beautiful actresses of the period, notably Silvia Tortosa as the heroine, and the fabulous Helga Line as the mysterious beauty who seems connected with the murders somehow. It also has a poetic ending of sorts, and a great dreamy musical soundtrack. This film could gain a lot more appreciation if it was given a re-mastered DVD release. As they have recently done a make-over for the director Amando De Ossorio's "Blind Dead" series, maybe this one could be next?

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