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14 May 2004 (Spain) See more »
An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz"... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Julian Sands ... Manuel Romasanta

Elsa Pataky ... Bárbara

John Sharian ... Antonio

Gary Piquer ... District Attorney Luciano de la Bastida

David Gant ... Professor Philips
Maru Valdivielso ... María
Luna McGill ... Teresa

Carlos Reig-Plaza ... Gómez (as Carlos Reig)

Reg Wilson ... Judge

Ivana Baquero ... Ana
Laura Mañá ... Antonia
Sergi Ruiz ... Francisco
Itziar Fenollar ... Benita
Carlos Sante ... Hunter 1
Jaume Montané ... Raúl
Arantxa Peña ... Helena
Anna Estellés ... Paula
Ben Temple ... Defending Counsel
Tacho González ... Police Officer 1 (as Taxo González)
Pep García ... Laborer
Alejandra Juno ... Laundress
Jesús Berenguer ... Merchant
John Easthman ... Police Officer 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Macarena Gómez ... Romasanta's victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Paco Plaza 
Writing credits
Alfredo Conde (story)

Elena Serra (screenplay) &
Alberto Marini (screenplay)

Produced by
Carola Ash .... associate producer
Zaza Ceballos .... associate producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Teresa Gefaell .... line producer
José Luis Jiménez .... line producer
Stephen Margolis .... co-executive producer
Albert Martinez Martin .... co-producer (as Albert Martínez Martín)
Brian Yuzna .... creative producer
Original Music by
Mikel Salas 
Cinematography by
Javier Salmones 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Carol L. Dudley 
Production Design by
Balter Gallart 
Art Direction by
Balter Gallart 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
Makeup Department
Elvira Guijarro .... hairdresser assistant
Iñaki Maestre .... key makeup assistant
David Martí .... special makeup supervisor
José Quetglás .... head makeup artist (as Pepe Quetglas)
Carmen Rial .... additional key makeup assistant
Blanca Sánchez .... head hair designer
Production Management
Carla Pérez de Albéniz .... production manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Barrionuevo .... additional assistant director
Isabel Caralt .... third assistant director
Richard Diment .... second assistant director
Iñaki Sánchez .... additional assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... first assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
Art Department
Montse Soler .... property master
Sound Department
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor: UK
Jorge Corral .... sound editor
Tony Currie .... sound editor
Alfredo Díaz .... sound editor
Richard Lewis .... re-recording mixer
Álvaro López-Arregui .... sound mixer
Dennis McTaggart .... adr editor
Steven Parker .... sound assistant
Daniel Peña .... sound editor
Daniel Peña .... sound effects editor
Trevor Swanscott .... foley editor
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects
Arturo Balseiro .... special effects makeup (as Arturo Balceiro)
Xavi Bastida .... special effects makeup
Víctor García .... special effects crew
Pau Loewe .... special effects crew
José M. Meneses .... special effects technician: DDT
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects coordinator
Juan Serrano .... special effects technician: DDT SFX
Visual Effects by
Ivan Busquets .... digital compositor
Laura Maynadé .... visual effects coordinator
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Joan Carles Vendrell .... CG artist
Jaume Vilaseca .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Rubén Bernad .... electrician
Eduardo Bonilla .... electrician (as Edu Bonilla)
Oriol Busquets .... first assistant camera
Manuel Carballo .... video playback operator (as Manu Carballo)
Salva Castellarnau .... additional grip (as Salvador Castellarnau)
Javier González Leonardo .... grip
Uxue Jiménez .... second assistant camera
Adrià Lorente .... best boy
Mundo Mulero .... key grip
Xavier Méndez .... electrician
Oriol Múrcia .... second assistant camera (as Oriol Murcia)
Toni Puertas .... gaffer
Andreu Rebés .... director of photography: second unit
Pau Reig .... second assistant camera
Marc Vives .... electrician
Casting Department
Mireia Juárez .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Félix Bueno .... post-production assistant
Álex de Molina .... post-production assistant
Pepín .... digital intermediate colorist
Elena Ruiz .... assistant editor
Neguine Sanani .... additional editor
Music Department
Niall Acott .... music engineer
Niall Acott .... music mixer
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt .... viola
John Bradbury .... orchestra leader
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Nick Ingman .... musical director
Zacarías M. de la Riva .... orchestrator
Yann McCullough .... assistant music editor
Mikel Salas .... musician: percussion
Mikel Salas .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Jordi Aragay .... production cashier
Daniela Buckley .... dialogue coach
Andrea Izquierdo .... directorial intern
Manuel Monzón .... development executive (as Manuel Monzón Fueyo)
María Parrón .... head of business & legal affairs (as Maria Parrón)
Eva Ramos .... production office
Martin Samper .... making-of crew coordinator
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elisa Sirvent .... production secretary
Ursi Van der Herten .... assistant: Brian Yuzna
Enric Verdaguer .... production office
Anna Vilà .... script
Alberto Álvarez .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Romasanta" - Spain (original title)
"The Werewolf Manhunt" - International (English title)
"Werewolf Hunter" - USA (video title)
"Werewolf Hunter: The Legend of Romasanta" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and brief language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Based on the case of serial killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta who murdered 13 people in 1850s Spain. He claimed a curse turned him into a wolf causing him to kill. Because of these claims, Queen Isabella II acquitted him.See more »
Antonio:He is not a man. He is a wolf who becomes human so that he can seduce and murder his victims.See more »
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Version of The Ancines Woods (1970)See more »


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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Excellent historical werewolf movie, 1 May 2005
Author: Noel (Teknofobe70) from Bromsgrove, England

If you're one of those people who quite enjoyed "La Pacte des Loups" (Brotherhood of the Wolf) a few years back but were left disappointed by some of the more ridiculous historical inaccuracies, then you might want to take a look at Romasanta.

The story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta is quite a well known one in Spain. It happened in the mid-nineteenth century, when a string of violent deaths took place which seemed in some ways like animal attacks, and in others like cold and calculated murder. Eventually a man was arrested -- Manuel Romasanta, and it was found that he used the body fat from his victims to make soap. At his trial he claimed that he became a werewolf, and that it is the nature of a wolf to kill. He was diagnosed with the psychological condition of lycanthropy, and given a life sentence rather than death.

The film itself is based largely on truth, partly on speculation and partly on pure invention for artistic purposes. It's certainly a lot closer to the truth than "Brotherhood of the Wolf" was, anyway. One character is knowingly invented, and some rather unlikely theories are put forward in the place of that which is unknown, but the question of whether or not Romasanta was actually a werewolf is left completely open. Paco Plaza appears to be a competent and innovative director, and the style of the film is really superb. It is quite slow moving, and arguably it's rather light on actual story and plot, but that's about as far as the criticism goes.

There are several great performances, but the standout comes from Julian Sands as the title character, who submerges himself in the role in the way that only outstanding actors can. John Sharian is also very good as the misguided, haunted 'partner' of Romasanta, and both Gary Piquer and David Gant are memorable in supporting roles as those who finally bring the murderer to justice. It also features Elsa Pataky as the leading heroine, who has become a huge sex symbol in Spain and it isn't hard to see why -- think along the lines of a Spanish Keira Knightley.

This is the finest historical werewolf film I've ever seen, and any self-respecting werewolf buff should take a look, but unfortunately there's not much chance of this one being a blockbuster.

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