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The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

La noche de Walpurgis (original title)
R | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director:

León Klimovsky

Writers:

Paul Naschy (screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina), Hans Munkel (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky
Gaby Fuchs ... Elvira
Barbara Capell Barbara Capell ... Genevieve Bennett (as Bárbara Capell)
Andrés Resino ... Inspector Marcel
Yelena Samarina ... Elizabeth Daninsky
José Marco ... Pierre
Betsabé Ruiz Betsabé Ruiz ... Pierre's girl (as Betsabe Sharon)
Barta Barri ... Muller
Luis Gaspar Luis Gaspar ... Distraught man
Ruperto Ares Ruperto Ares
María Luisa Tovar María Luisa Tovar ... First female victim
Julio Peña ... Dr. Hartwig (coroner)
Patty Shepard ... Countess Wandesa Dárvula de Nadasdy (as Paty Shepard)
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Storyline

Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa's next victims? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Things happen that have never been seen by human beings. The blood flows like vintage wine. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Patty Shepard was so convincing as the vampiric Countess, it was thought at the time that she might replace actress Barbara Steele as Europe's reigning horror queen. See more »

Goofs

When Waldemar first brings the two young ladies to his house, the film crew can be seen reflected on the side of the car. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay DVD entitled "Werewolf Shadow" incorporates previously missing footage that only appeared in Spanish prints of the film. The material is mostly centered on Elvira's boyfriend and his attempts to locate her once she has gone missing. One scene shows him receiving a letter from Elvira, and another long sequence involves a conversation he has with the mayor of the local burg that Wandessa has been terrorizing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gaby Fuchs - Im Schatten des Werwolfs (2014) See more »

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The Werewolf returns
11 February 2012 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

There were 13 films in which Paul Naschy played Waldemar Daninsky, who was turned into a werewolf. This film is fourth in the series.

Known as Werewolf Shadow or Shadow of the Werewolf, as well as the original title, La noche de Walpurgis. It is a Gothic horror. Very slow moving with plenty of creepy music.

Those used to copious amounts of nudity and gore in the series will be disappointed with this entry.

The final battle between the wolfman (Naschy) and the vampire woman, Countess Wandesa Dárvula de Nadasdy (Patty Shepard) was quick and anti- climatic, but they are both gone for good.


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Country:

Spain | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf Shadow See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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