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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

Love this film

Author: ( from United States
3 September 2006

Werewolf vs. Yeti, cannibal vampire women. Maybe something got lost in the translation, but I really saw no sign of a plot. BUT I loved watching this movie! I would have given it a 10, but this movie has just turned me on what looks like thousands of other Spanish horror movies. I'm sure this CAN'T be the best! My quest begins now!!! There's something about the tone of this wacky 70s horror flick that is just missing from today's movies. I bet they had a hell of a lot of fun filming this movie. Today's movies take themselves so SERIOUS. I suppose if you've got millions of dollars riding on film, that demands seriousness. But I miss the days when making and watching movies was fun. Some may consider this a bad movie but there is no denying the fun.

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

This time Waldemar Daninsky battles bandits , witches and the snowman in exotic scenarios

Author: ma-cortes
21 January 2011

Creepy meeting between the infamous Wolfman and abominable snowman from remote Tibet .Again the renowned Waldemar stricken by two demon cannibalistic nymphets that turn into Werewolf at the full moon. Atypical Daninsky film where he returns as El Hombre Lobo for the umpteenth time and once again battles enemies . Waldemar, the notorious adventurer , joins an expedition led by Lacombe (Gil Vidal) or Larry Talbot (homage to Lon Chaney Jr) accompanied by his daughter Sylvia (Grace Mills who starred ¨Exorcismo¨ as a Linda Blair-alike) , all of them to find the mythic Yeti in the Himalayas. They arrive Katmandu and after the bunch goes to Karakorum . While Waldemar along with a scout (Victor Israel) hiking the mountains, he goes into a cave where is captured by two wicked sorceresses guarding a Buddhist sculpture and becomes their sex-slave . They transform him into a werewolf setting him loose to roam the mountain where Waldemar continues a murderous rampage every time the moon is full . Later on , Waldemar meet a Buddist monk who lives in a monastery full of luminous candles , he helps him against his illness. While the expedition is captured by a sadistic bandit named Temuljin . The prisoners are given to Mongol chief named Sherkan-Kan (Luis Induni , a baddie similarly characterized to Fumanchu) , whose palace lives the perverse Wandesa (Silvia Solar). Meanwhile , Daninsky falls in love with Sylvia and she tries to cure his Lycanthropy with love and a flower (such as the first classic version ¨the Wolfman¨ by Stuart Walker with Henry Hull).

Acceptable Werewolf movie with the unforgettable Waldemar Daninsky-Jacinto Molina ,under pseudonym Paul Naschy . Continental Europe's biggest horror star again with his classic character and frightening to viewer . Jacinto Molina Aka Paul Naschy ,who recently passed away, was actor, screenwriter and director of various films about the personage based on fictitious character, the Polish count Waldemar Daninsky. The first film about Waldemar was ¨The mark of the Wolfman (1967)¨ by Enrique Eguiluz , after that , went on the successful ¨Night of Walpurgis¨ by Leon Klimovsky , ¨Fury of the Wolfman¨ , ¨Doctor Jekill and the Wolfman¨ ,¨The return of the Walpurgis¨, ¨Howl of the devil¨, ¨The beast and the magic sword(1982)¨ that was filmed in Japan and finally ¨Licantropo(1998).After ¨The craving¨ it was such a box office disaster that Jacinto was bankrupt . He was forced to turn to Japan for making artist documentaries, as he filmed ¨ Madrid Royal Palace and Museum of Prado¨ and he gets financing from Japanese producers for ¨The human beasts¨, the first co-production Spanish-Japan and followed ¨The beast and the magic sword¨ that was lavishly produced for the Paul Naschy standards.

¨The curse of the beast¨ or ¨ the werewolf and the Yeti¨ is a B series entertainment with abundant sensationalistic scenes , comic-book style and a Naif-gaudy realization . This exciting terror movie contains adventures, action , some nudism and lots of blood and gore . The movie has a bit of ridiculous gore with loads of blood similar to tomato and is occasionally an engaging horror movie full of zooms, witchery , beheading , impaling and several other things . This time Paul Nashy/Jacinto Molina exhibits little breast but he was a weightlifting champion . Here Waldemar takes on vampires and Mongols in some unforgettable fighting scenes with bounds and leaps . The picture is plenty of sadism taken from Sax Rohmer stories and Robert E.Howard's Barbarian rampages . Pretty slow going, but hang in there for the Werewolf versus witches , vampires and Mongols. In the film appears a secondary cast who starred innumerable films of Spaghetti and horror genres during the 60s and 70 as Victor Israel , Silvia Solar and Luis Induni . Good and loud cinematography by Pladevall with chillon , yellow colors in Maria Bava or Hammer style and is accompanied by a correct remastering . Colorful and exotic outdoors filmed in Valle Aran , Aragoneses Pyrinees and Bañolas. The motion picture is professionally directed by M. Iglesias Bonn , a lousy director but here he makes an acceptable film . The flick will appeal to Paul Naschy fans and terror genre enthusiast. Rating : 6, passable and amusing

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Ne'er the twain shall meet - OR SHALL THEY???

Author: Bloomer from Sydney, Australia
22 August 2007

Here's a wacky adventure-horror film with splats of gore, a few sexy ladies and two famous monsters. Made in the 70's, The Werewolf And The Yeti was banned in Britain during the Video Nasty madness of the 80's for reasons even harder to fathom than usual, and stayed banned.

The yeti attacks some folks in Tibet before the credits have rolled, immediately establishing the pace for the film: fast! Within minutes the good guys have thrown together a major expedition and are trekking through the Tibetan mountains in an attempt to find out what weird stuff is going on up there. The answer is complicated. The superstitious sherpas won't stop raving about demons in this land, but the real problem is the shrine-guarding vampire women who like a bit of male-straddling on the one hand and snarling like hyenas as they fight over bloody entrails on the other. The hero does manage to escape from this delicate web of sex and violence, but not before he's been afflicted with the curse of werewolfism! As if life isn't complicated enough, the yeti's still at large and evil raiders are starting to attack folks indiscriminately all over the mountains. This all makes for the sensation of as much action as it sounds like it would. Somehow the film achieves a consistently tense feel, more by the portentous way that everyone talks about the situations they're in than by the actual portrayal of those situations. This isn't to downplay the considerable amount of action that there is, including gunfights, swashbuckling, dungeon torture and monster combat. But I do regard this likable film as a triumph of what's good about exploitation - getting maximum cinematic effect out of modest resources. Technically it's good too. I don't know if some mountain stuff was shot day for night, but the intense blue scenes in the snow are atmospheric, as is the oft-scary score. Note however that the use of 'Scotland The Brave' on the soundtrack over establishing shots of England is of a different kind of scary, as is a lot of the dubbed dialogue.

Macroscopic logic isn't The Werewolf And The Yeti's strong point, but few films throw together as many elements as this one does and still achieve something basically coherent, fun and with good exploitation bang for your buck. Seeing this film made me wish they still made stuff like this today.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Schlocky Spanish werewolf yarn

Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 September 2012

In this Spanish horror movie a group of scientists travel to Tibet to try and track down the Yeti. While there one of their team is infected with lycanthropy and periodically turns into a werewolf.

This is my first exposure to the Spanish horror icon Paul Naschy, who stars in the lead role here. Seemingly Naschy made many similar films in a long career. On this basis, his back catalogue could do with further investigation. Despite being a low budget affair, The Werewolf and the Yeti throws a lot of ideas at us and certainly tries to entertain. Aside from the two title monsters there are a pair of cannibal vampire cave-girls, a wicked sorceress and a gang of violent bandits. Sadly, while the werewolf has a prominent part to play in proceedings as he goes round killing bad guys, the Yeti only appears at the beginning and the end. The snowy locations and sets are very nice too and add to the overall atmosphere.

This film's main claim to fame has to be its inclusion on the Video Nasty list. It was even one of the titles that remained on the DPP's hit-list right until the very end and so has an added notoriety. However, it really is quite difficult to work out why this should be, as despite some gory moments this is hardly a shocking film. The skinning sequence is probably the most obviously infamous but it's not particularly graphic. Rather than being nasty, this is more of a silly and schlocky film. It should interest werewolf film fanatics and should also offer something to those who enjoy the racier Euro variants on the Hammer horrors.

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

Sleazy and goofy werewolf trash.

Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland
24 October 2008

In "The Werewolf and the Yeti" we follow the renowned adventures of Waldemar Daninsky across the Himalayas as he is out on an expedition to find the Yeti.Waldemar ends up getting lost in the mountains,where he meets two cannibalistic sex starved nymphos in the cave.Sleaze comes thick and fast as Naschy becomes sex slave of the women.As a result he turns into werewolf,who wreaks havoc in the mountains.The final battle between him and the Yeti is a laugh riot.Cheesy and dumb trash with a healthy dose of nudity and a little bit of gore.One unfortunate woman gets her back skinned in the film's most gruesome scene.The acting is bad and the special effects are even worse.6 out of 10.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Here in Tibet are hidden mysteries and secrets.

Author: lastliberal from United States
4 April 2009

Paul Naschy, the Spanish Lon Chaney, made 12 films as Waldemar Daninsky, and this video nasty is number eight. It was banned in Britain and never released there.

Here, he is after the Abominable Snowman, or Bigfoot as it is known in America, in Tibet. He stumbles into a sacred cave guarded by two sisters, who are also cannibals, and they use him for breeding. He kills them, but not before they turn him into a werewolf.

He begins roaming the mountain attacking the others in the hunting party. That's not the only thing they have to worry about as Sekkar Khan's (Luis Induni)bandits roam the mountain also.

The Werewolf is not all bad, as he saves Sylvia (Grace Mills) from being raped. Of course as Waldemar, he is in love with her.

After being captured by Sekkar Khan, they are at the mercy of the evil sorceress Wandesa (Silvia Solar). Will his curse allow him to save everyone? There will certainly be lots of nudity and torture before that happens! It was an enjoyable film with good music, and, yes, the Werewolf and the Yeti do meet and battle at the end.

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Seemingly LSD-infused After Party for Franco's Funeral

Author: accattone74 from San Francisco, United States
21 July 2015

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Just when you thought you couldn't see a wackier film than Assignment Terror, along comes this little gem. Having taken two years off from portraying Waldemar Daninsky (last been seen in 1973's slick snooze-fest El Retorno de Warpugis / The Curse of the Devil), Naschy is back – wilder and woollier than ever. The plot is one of those day-dream plots of Naschy's, utilizing almost every possible archetype and genre cliché possible, combining them in a way that seems ludicrous but ultimately pays off through sheer audacity. La Maldicion is devoid of the romanticism and lyricism of some of the previous Waldemar outings, this time being all about sleaze, exploitation, garish lighting, outrageously ridiculous costumes, and budget- constrained effects. The plot concerns are nothing to take lightly, as Waldemar must battle not only his long-time nemesis Wandessa (yes, the bitch is back… again), but also a murderous Mongol chief, a pair of cannibalistic sorceresses, and a rampaging yeti. Shot by the more-than-capable Tomàs Pladevall, La Maldicion could be, arguably, the last, great gasp of campy Spanish horror. If true camp is accidental, achieved only through failure or lack of intent, then La Maldicion is camp in the truest sense of the word. Once again Naschy attempts to make his ultimate adult monster movie—and fails. Full of nudity, sex, graphic violence, and unpredictable plot twists, La Malaicion features Naschy's favorite gimmick – to put heretofore uncombined classic heroes and villains all in one script. The werewolf, the vampire, the adventurer, the witch, the monk, the Hun, and the yeti all conspire to make this one lively film, as preposterous as it is full of plot holes. Of course! Its very preposterousness proves Naschy's magic – no one else has ever made the ludicrous so watchable.

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Paul Naschy versus the Yeti

Author: robert-maiden from Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 April 2015

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A professor sets out to find the Yeti and organises an expedition to Tibet however a member of the team is attacked by a strange creature and is turned into a werewolf. One by one the expedition is killed with only the professor's daughter the only survivor ands it is she who will witness the Werewolf and the Yeti's life and death struggle.

The Werewolf And The Yeti as it was called here in the UK starts off as a pretty standard adventure/horror but gets more & more silly as it goes along. The adventure side of the story is far more interesting and far more possibilities than the horror, but its the weaker story aspect that wins out in the end & that is a shame. Paul Naschy plays the werewolf (for the 7th time) and is actually OK, the others are also fine but no more, Vandessa has to seen she's hilarious, the violence is hardly extreme or graphic but does have a skin peeling scene that is a little bit stronger and the "battle" between the 2 title characters is a little but disappointing. The pace is what really hurts the film though, first half is desperately slow at times and will challenge all but the hardiest Euro horror fans and the dubbing is also terrible.

Although a video nasty this is hardly your average "gore flick" and those looking for that will be disappointed if you can find this very rare movie. Overall watchable but no more.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

I Don't Know About Horror But I Do Know Geography

Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland
1 July 2013

With a title like THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI you know what you're getting for your money - a schlock European horror that has a certain notoriety because it was banned by the UK video censors . To be honest the film has a great opening hook that caused this viewer to jump out his seat . Then we get a blast of music that doesn't really go with the film along with lurid garish titles . So far so good The film then cuts to a panning establishing shot of a city with bagpipes playing over the soundtrack which can only mean we are in one place , the home of the bagpipes and tartan - London England . It's at this point the producers of this film should forget all about werewolves and Yeti and start worrying about five million angry Scotsmen

This then cuts to an interior where two characters Professor Lacombe and Waldemar Daninsky mention photographic evidence of the Yeti via an expedition that went missing in Kathmandu . Lacombe tells Daninsky he is going to lead an expedition and wants Daninsky to come along because he " knows Tibet and speaks Nepalese " . You can't help thinking this is a goof of sorts because what's the use of knowing Nepalese if you're going to Tibet which would be behind the bamboo curtain and inaccessible to Westerners . I wonder if the makers thought Nepal and Tibet are the same place . I mean if you confuse London with Scotland

Cut to some images of vaguely oriental architecture which I'm guessing is to signify Nepal and an interior shot which could have been anywhere with the expedition members discussing getting a guide in Kathmandu . Eh ? Aren't they supposed to be in Kathmandu ? Why do characters feel the need to constantly spout that they're in Kathmandu . It merely draws the audiences attention to the fact that this wasn't filmed in Kathmandu . By the way Nepal is a Hindu country and the expedition guide looks suspiciously like a Sikh . He also calls everyone " Sahib " an Indian phrase . Note to producers : If you're trying to set a scene in Kathmandu get half a dozen Nepalese extras and get them to smile and say " Hey my friend where you from ? You want hash ? / a trekking guide ? / a sexy Nepalese woman ? " because this will be totally convincing

Cut to a jeep driving slowly along a path with a couple of stone huts by the roadside with the camera locked head on in a close shot with a couple of Oriental actors walking by . I guess this is a vain attempt to establish the action is taking place in a remote area of Nepal or Tibet . Let me guess - since this is a Spanish film this scene was shot in Spain somewhere ?

Cut to a remote village in Nepal/Tibet /Spain where the primitive natives enchant the expedition with some traditional folk dancing which I have seen and can verify its authenticity . Not from Nepal but on travel shows featuring Barbary Coast folk dances . Hmmm Barbary Coast folk dances in Nepal/Tibet ?

It becomes very clear by this point that the notoriety surrounding this film has nothing to do with any horror aspect but everything to do with the makers not bothering their backsides to research even the most cursory aspect of the narrative settings . That said it is absolutely fascinating pointing out to yourself each and every blatant geographical mistake the movie makes so there is some fun to this movie and that's not necessarily a bad thing

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Waldemar Daninsky's Delightfully Camp Trip to Nepal

Author: Bensch
28 May 2010

While most of the 'Waldemar Daninsky'/'Hombre Lobo' Werewolf flicks starring the great late Spanish Horror legend Paul Naschy cannot really be described as masterpieces, they are all entertaining and have a certain inimitable charm that can only be found in Naschy flicks. Being an enthusiastic Naschy-fan, I must say that "La Maldición De La Bestia" aka. "The Werewolf and the Yeti" (1975) is doubtlessly the most ludicrous and preposterous, and sadly also the least entertaining of the 'Hombre Lobo' flicks that I've seen; and yet it is immensely entertaining and definitely worth watching for my fellow fans of the man.

Usually, Waldemar Daninsky (who recovers from Werewolf-curses and, often, death with every passing film) is turned into a Werewolf by an ancient family curse, or by an unlucky coincidence. In this film, Paul Naschy's most famous character is an adventurer and scientist, who joins an expedition to the Himalayas, in the course of which his colleague's sexy young daughter falls in love with him (of course). He then becomes a werewolf after being held in a Himalayan cave by two sex-hungry and cannibalistic pagan priestesses... "The Werewolf and the Yeti" is highly camp and cheesy (also in comparison to the other "Hombre-Lobo" flick, all of which have a delightful camp factor), and occasionally extremely illogical and confused. In about 90 minutes, the film includes cannibal priestesses, the Werewolf, demonic witch doctors and an insane Himalayan warlord who wants to be Fu Manchu, as well as a Yeti (with minimal screen-time). The first half is pretty tiresome, but the film catches up in the second half with tons of sleaze, gore and genuine nastiness as well as camp fun. The landscapes look as Himalayan as Barcelona, and the whole thing makes little sense, but that does in no way lessen the fun. Paul Naschy is charismatic as always and the female cast members are entirely hot.

Since the film has little to no real suspense or creepiness it is easily the least interesting of Naschy's 'Hombre Lobo' films, but it is nonetheless highly entertaining. The fact that this impossible-to-be-taken-seriously piece of camp fun was on the UK's infamous Video Nasty list of banned films once again shows the idiocy of film censors. Definitely no must-see, but warmly recommended to my fellow Paul Naschy fans.

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