25 user 17 critic

Night of the Howling Beast (1975)

La maldición de la bestia (original title)
R | | Adventure, Horror | 1977 (USA)
Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »


Miguel Iglesias (as M.I. Bonns)


Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina)
1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Víctor Barrera
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Erika Blanc, Ángel Aranda
Exorcismo (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young woman participates (unknowingly) in a satanic ceremony and gets possessed by the spirit of her late father.

Director: Juan Bosch
Stars: Paul Naschy, Maria Perschy, María Kosty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Barrera
Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Eiko Nagashima, Lautaro Murúa
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eduardo Calvo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch.

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Fabiola Falcón, Mariano Vidal Molina
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An evil ruler uses witchcraft and evil spirits to keep his subjects in line, but the his reign of terror prompts the people to revolt.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Norma Sebre, Guillermo Bredeston
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique López Eguiluz
Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque
Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

n the 16th Century, the lycanthrope Waldemar Daninsky goes from his native Europe to Japan, seeking a way to cure himself of being a werewolf. Only a Japanese sorcerer named Kian and a magic silver sword can save him.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Shigeru Amachi, Beatriz Escudero


Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky
Mercedes Molina Mercedes Molina ... Sylvia Lacombe (as Grace Mills)
Silvia Solar ... Wandesa
Gil Vidal ... Larry Talbot
Luis Induni ... Sekkar Khan
Josep Castillo Escalona Josep Castillo Escalona ... Prof. Lacombe (as Castillo Escalona)
Ventura Oller Ventura Oller ... Ralph
Verónica Miriel ... Melody
Juan Velilla Juan Velilla ... Norman
Carmen Cervera Carmen Cervera
Pepa Ferrer Pepa Ferrer
José Luis Chinchilla José Luis Chinchilla ... Temugin
Fernando Ulloa Fernando Ulloa ... Lama
Juan Ollé Juan Ollé
Ana María Mauri Ana María Mauri ... Princesa Ulka


Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote Buddhist temple and becomes their sex-slave. They transform him into a werewolf setting him loose to roam the mountain where he encounters a sadistic bandit. Written by <arviga@online.no>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Two bloodthirsty beasts in deadly combat. See more »


Adventure | Horror


R | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Profilmes See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This film involved more nudity and graphic gore than most of Naschy's other Wolfman films. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally released in Spain in 1975 as La Maldición de la bestia. Released in the United States as Night Of The Howling Beast (dubbed into English). Super Video released two versions in NTSC format with English dubbing. Both called Night Of The Howling Beast. A Dutch company called Sunrise released a PAL version called The Werewolf And The Yeti. This version claimed extra footage. This one featured Dutch subtitles. Maldición de la bestia, La was again released in the United States as The Hall Of The Mountain King. This dubbed into english version had the graphic torture scene edited out. See more »


Followed by Tomb of the Werewolf (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ne'er the twain shall meet - OR SHALL THEY???
22 August 2007 | by BloomerSee all my reviews

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.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed