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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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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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
She'll eat your heart out!, 6 October 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

When the screaming stops?!? The screaming NEVER stops, baby! This sadly obscure and obviously cheap-produced gem is an authentic Spanish exploitation highlight and it's about time it gets the appreciation of real horror fans it deserves! Even though more than 30 years overdue, director Amando de Ossorio finally received the much-earned respect for his "Blind Dead" quadrology and I hope that "Lorelei's Grasp" follows soon, as it's as least as fascinating and memorable as the saga of the Templar-zombies. The basic premise of this film is inspired by a terrific ancient myth and centers on a beautiful girl living in a cave underneath the Rhine. When the night falls, Lorelei mutates into a hideous watery creature and sets out to maul defenseless people, as she needs to eat the hearts in order to prolong her own existence. Considering the brutality of the first killing, the concerned teacher of a nearby girls' school insists on hiring a watchman to protect her students and he – the hunky Tony Kendall – quickly becomes obsessed with the mysterious Lorelei and, of course, romantically involved with the beautiful teacher. As said, "The Lorelei's Grasp" is a magnificent film! Amando de Ossorio masterfully combines old-fashioned tension with stylish eroticism and really graphic gore. The build up to when the Lorelei-monster mangles another victim is atmospheric and creepy, yet the actual kill is nasty as hell! The decors and filming locations are often breathtaking and every woman that walks through the screen is a genuine beauty, especially Silvia Tortosa in her role as the teacher. There's not a single boring moment in the entire film and even the slightly disappointing finale didn't bother me that much. The monster design and some of the bloody make-up effects will probably seem ridiculous to nowadays CGI-horror fanatics, but they won't be searching for this rare film, anyway. To any other fan of vintage 70's euro-horror, "The Lorelei's Grasp" comes with my highest possible recommendation!

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