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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 »

Director:

Miguel Iglesias (as M.I. Bonns)

Writer:

Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky
Mercedes Molina Mercedes Molina ... Sylvia Lacombe (as Grace Mills)
Silvia Solar ... Wandesa
Gil Vidal 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
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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>

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You feel your Heart POUNDING, You know It's out there, You can't SCREAM, NOW IT'S AT YOUR THROAT -- "Night of the Howling Beast" See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was released theatrically in the United States in 1977 by Independent International Pictures under the title Night of the Howling Beast. The subsequent VHS release came from Super Video. The film has been released on DVD in its native Spain by Tripictures. It was released on VHS alternately as Hall of the Mountain King, Night of the Howling Beast and also as The Werewolf and the Yeti in the 1980s. 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 »

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Follows Las noches del Hombre Lobo (1968) See more »

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This time Waldemar Daninsky battles bandits , witches and the snowman in exotic scenarios
21 January 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Creepy meeting between the infamous Wolfman and abominable snowman from remote Tibet .Again the renowned Waldemar stricken by two demon cannibalistic nymphets that turn into Werewolf at the full moon. Atypical Daninsky film where he returns as El Hombre Lobo for the umpteenth time and once again battles enemies . Waldemar, the notorious adventurer , joins an expedition led by Lacombe (Gil Vidal) or Larry Talbot (homage to Lon Chaney Jr) accompanied by his daughter Sylvia (Grace Mills who starred ¨Exorcismo¨ as a Linda Blair-alike) , all of them to find the mythic Yeti in the Himalayas. They arrive Katmandu and after the bunch goes to Karakorum . While Waldemar along with a scout (Victor Israel) hiking the mountains, he goes into a cave where is captured by two wicked sorceresses guarding a Buddhist sculpture and becomes their sex-slave . They transform him into a werewolf setting him loose to roam the mountain where Waldemar continues a murderous rampage every time the moon is full . Later on , Waldemar meet a Buddist monk who lives in a monastery full of luminous candles , he helps him against his illness. While the expedition is captured by a sadistic bandit named Temuljin . The prisoners are given to Mongol chief named Sherkan-Kan (Luis Induni , a baddie similarly characterized to Fumanchu) , whose palace lives the perverse Wandesa (Silvia Solar). Meanwhile , Daninsky falls in love with Sylvia and she tries to cure his Lycanthropy with love and a flower (such as the first classic version ¨the Wolfman¨ by Stuart Walker with Henry Hull).

Acceptable Werewolf movie with the unforgettable Waldemar Daninsky-Jacinto Molina ,under pseudonym Paul Naschy . Continental Europe's biggest horror star again with his classic character and frightening to viewer . Jacinto Molina Aka Paul Naschy ,who recently passed away, was actor, screenwriter and director of various films 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 , went on the successful ¨Night of Walpurgis¨ by Leon Klimovsky , ¨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 was filmed in Japan and finally ¨Licantropo(1998).After ¨The craving¨ it was such a box office disaster that Jacinto was bankrupt . He was forced to turn to Japan for making artist documentaries, as he filmed ¨ Madrid Royal Palace and Museum of Prado¨ and he gets financing from Japanese producers for ¨The human beasts¨, the first co-production Spanish-Japan and followed ¨The beast and the magic sword¨ that was lavishly produced for the Paul Naschy standards.

¨The curse of the beast¨ or ¨ the werewolf and the Yeti¨ is a B series entertainment with abundant sensationalistic scenes , comic-book style and a Naif-gaudy realization . This exciting terror movie contains adventures, action , some nudism and lots of blood and gore . The movie has a bit of ridiculous gore with loads of blood similar to tomato and is occasionally an engaging horror movie full of zooms, witchery , beheading , impaling and several other things . This time Paul Nashy/Jacinto Molina exhibits little breast but he was a weightlifting champion . Here Waldemar takes on vampires and Mongols in some unforgettable fighting scenes with bounds and leaps . The picture is plenty of sadism taken from Sax Rohmer stories and Robert E.Howard's Barbarian rampages . Pretty slow going, but hang in there for the Werewolf versus witches , vampires and Mongols. In the film appears a secondary cast who starred innumerable films of Spaghetti and horror genres during the 60s and 70 as Victor Israel , Silvia Solar and Luis Induni . Good and loud cinematography by Pladevall with chillon , yellow colors in Maria Bava or Hammer style and is accompanied by a correct remastering . Colorful and exotic outdoors filmed in Valle Aran , Aragoneses Pyrinees and Bañolas. The motion picture is professionally directed by M. Iglesias Bonn , a lousy director but here he makes an acceptable film . The flick will appeal to Paul Naschy fans and terror genre enthusiast. Rating : 6, passable and amusing


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