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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.
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
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.
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.
This fun flik throws in everything but the gosh-darn kitchen sink! Not
typical horror film or Nascey opus. Rather, it is a horror-adventure. Its
got scientists-on-an-expedition, werewolves, bi-pedal hominids,
vampire lesbos, Tartars, and...
A colorfol cinematic ride, it creates the right ambience with good outdoor photography, sets, make-up and a razzy score. Do yourself a favor, see this moving comic book. You won't be disappointed. In fact, you'll be surprised at what could be accomplished with a modest budget, and how much entertainment can be crammed into ninety minutes.
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
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.
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.
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.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This fabulously flipped-out fright feature is the eighth and most
outrageous in Paul Naschy's ongoing Waldermar Daninsky werewolf horror
series. The picture begins on a solid note with a rousing pre-credits
yeti attack sequence. Naschy, as sullen and brooding as ever, joins an
expedition in Tibet to search for the legendary reclusive beastman.
Naschy gets lost during a storm, stumbles across a cave were two
beauteous libidinous cannibalistic bisexual sorceress babes resides,
has sex with the chicks, and snuffs them both out (but only after one
honey gives him a bite that plants a werewolf curse on poor
long-suffering Paul). Pretty soon Naschy's getting all hairy and
homicidal whenever the moon becomes full, killing expedition members
and brutish highway bandits alike with grisly abandon. Naschy meets a
wise, friendly monk who promises to remove the curse if Paul does a
little favor for him first: Naschy has to dispose of a wicked warlord
and the warlord's especially nasty hench wench, who's a malicious bitch
who gets her warped jollies out of skinning lovely young lasses alive!
Just when you think the movie can't get any loonier, the abominable snowman makes a belated appearance in the action-packed last reel. The yeti abducts Naschy's lady love. Paul in furry werewolf guise and his equally hirsute foe then engage in a ferocious claw-to-claw, thingo-a-thingo, fists-and-fur-a-flyin' physical confrontation in the simply stupendous grand finale. Director Miguel Iglesias Bonns treats all the silly supernatural shenanigans with gut-busting seriousness. Naschy's convoluted, insanely overplotted script doesn't make a lick of sense, thus adding substantially to the overall campy fun. However, the lack of narrative coherence is more than made up for by the generous sprinkling of lurid sex and gratuitous nudity, copious gory bloodshed, wall-to-wall mondo freako action, lovably crummy transformation f/x, handsome scope cinematography, and a quick cameo by the ubiquitous Victor Israel, the Mr. Cellophane of Spanish horror cinema, as a scruffy mountain trail guide. A total rib-bruising riot.
Night of the Howling Beast (1975)
*** (out of 4)
Cheap but fun horror film has Waldemar Daninsky (Paul Naschy) traveling to Tibet to try and locate the Yeti, which has recently been spotted. He ends up in a bizarre cave with female cannibals and other weirdos and soon he's bitten by a she-wolf. The next full moon he turns into a werewolf, which eventually leads to a battle with the Yeti. Better known as THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI, this film certainly isn't going to win any awards for style but I really give Naschy, the writer, a lot of credit. When you go through this Daninsky series you can fully see all the short comings but at the same time you have to give the star-writer a lot of credit because he's always coming up with some pretty wild ideas that usually translates to some fun. This film is no exception as there are all sorts of wild things going on. The rather long sequence inside the cave where Daninsky goes up against a variety of strange women is so much fun simply because of how over-the-top it is. The scenes of the females chomping on the fake looking arms is rather fun and especially if you don't take it too serious. This movie also offers up some rather nice werewolf attacks. The film benefits from the wintry locations as it's somewhat neat seeing the werewolf run around in this setting. The attack scenes are also rather silly looking but they're mostly well-staged and features quite a bit of gore when viewed in their uncut form. The actual look of the werewolf isn't quite as good as some of the earlier films but it's still good enough and of course there's all sorts of red stuff flowing. The Yeti looks rather bad and sadly the final fight is rather dark and poorly done but it's still decent enough to put a smile on your face. Naschy, as you'd expect, turns in a good and believable performance in his role. NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST suffers from a low-budget but I think in this case it actually helps add to the "B" movie charm.
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