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Night of the Werewolf (1981)
"El retorno del Hombre-Lobo" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  1985 (USA)
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An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ...
Waldemar Daninsky / Werewolf
Julia Saly ...
Silvia Aguilar ...
Erika
Azucena Hernández ...
Karen (as Azucena Hernandez)
Beatriz Elorrieta ...
Mircaya
Rafael Hernández ...
Second graverobber (as Rafael Hernandez)
Pepe Ruiz ...
Second thief
Ricardo Palacios ...
First graverobber
Tito García ...
First thief (as Tito Garcia)
David Rocha ...
Young bandit
Charly Bravo
Luis Barboo ...
Bandit
José Riesgo ...
(as Jose Riesgo)
Manuel Pereiro
Ramón Centenero ...
(as Ramon Centenero)
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An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

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Mircaya: You should watch Erika, Waldemar. Her spirit is false. She's totally evil.
Waldemar Daninsky: I know she's perverse...but she has such beauty!
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Follows Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972) See more »

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All the Monsters You Can Shake a Stick At
18 January 2010 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

Like many Euro-horrors, this film can be bought under a variety of different names. I picked this little gem up via Amazon.com for a couple bucks, under the title The Craving, and was not letdown.

The film opens with Paul Naschy getting staked in the heart with a silver cross while his cohort, Elizabeth Bathory (Julia Saly) is sent to death for witchcraft and murder. Fast-forward several centuries and we get three college girls trying to locate Bathroy's tomb while some grave robbers find Naschy's tomb and remove the silver cross in his heart. Of course, once the cross is removed, Naschy is able to terrorize the countryside as a werewolf again.

Paul takes up residence in a castle and offers lodging to the college girls while they search for the tomb. The ringleader of the girls, the ravishing Silvia Aguilar, has desires of her own: bringing Elizabeth Bathory back to life. Paul, who is a decent guy when not a werewolf, tries to thwart Silvia's plans while he falls for her friend Azucena Hernandez. But when Silvia resurrects Miss Bathory, all the fun begins.

STORY: $$$$ (We've see his premise before: lovely college girls searching for ruins and falling into evil and the manly clutches of Paul Naschy, but this doesn't detract from the entertainment value. Paul Naschy, who also directed this feature, spices up the genre with more baddies. We get werewolves, vampires and undead Goliaths here).

VIOLENCE: $$$ (While in full werewolf get-up, Paul gets to devour some poor folks. The vampire babes make a few attacks but they aren't as gory as the scenes with Naschy in face makeup).

ACTING: $$$$ (Paul Naschy is first rate here. He also shows a good hand for direction, creating some creepy images. His ladies are quite good as well. Julia Saly is terrific as Elizabeth Bathory and Azucena Hernandez is wonderful as the good girl that Naschy must keep safe from all the supernatural bumps in the night. Silvia Aguilar is the best of the lot as the twisted twist determined to bring evil back from the grave. Her menacing looks are cold and sensual at the same time, making her a perfect actress for this role of desirable vixen).

NUDITY: $$ (Paul kills a topless broad who was about to get naughty with her man in an abandoned castle. Also, Silvia Aguilar shows her amazing breasts when she washes them in a basin before heading off to bed).


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