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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 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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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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| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Leon Klimovsky filmed many of the scenes in slow motion, to add to the otherworldliness of the film. See more »

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Successful Werewolf movie with the unforgettable Waldemar Daninsky-Paul Naschy
24 February 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Paul Naschy again with his classic character and frightening to viewer. Jacinto Molina or Paul Naschy ,who recently passed away, was actor,screenwriter and director of various film 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 ¨Night of Walpurgis¨, ¨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 is filmed in Japan and finally ¨Licantropo(1998).

It's a B series entertainment with abundant sensationalistic scenes and a Naif style.The movie has a bit of ridiculous gore with loads of blood similar to tomato . This time Paul Nashy/Jacinto Molina exhibits little breast but he was a weightlifting champion. Here Waldemar takes on Countess Wandessa played by Patty Shepard in some unforgettable slow-moving scenes . Brief nudism and erotic situations in charge of Gaby Fuchs and Barbara Capell. Good cinematography by Leopoldo Villaseñor is accompanied by a correct remastering. Eerie and atmospheric musical score by Anton Garcia Abril .The motion picture is professionally directed by Leon Klimovsky , a slick craftsman who directed all kind of genres, as Terror for Paul Naschy (Marshall of hell,Rebellion of dead one,Orgy of vampires, Werewolf shadow,Dr Jekill vs. the werewolf), Warlike(June 44 attack force Normandy, A bullet for Rommel, Bridge over Elba) and Western(Badland drifter,Some dollars for Django,Death knows no time, Two thousand dollars for Coyote). Assistant direction is Carlos Aured who directed the following titled, ¨ The return of the Walpurgis ¨. The flick will appeal to Paul Naschy fans and horror genre enthusiastic. Rating : 5,5, Acceptable and entertaining


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