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La lupa mannara (1976)

R | | Horror | June 1977 (USA)
A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but ... See full summary »

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Rino Di Silvestro (as R.D. Silver)

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Rino Di Silvestro (as Rino DeSilvestro)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annik Borel Annik Borel ... Daniela Neseri
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Luca Mondini
Dagmar Lassander ... Elena Neseri
Tino Carraro Tino Carraro ... Count Neseri
Elio Zamuto Elio Zamuto ... Psychiatrist
Osvaldo Ruggieri Osvaldo Ruggieri
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Arrighi
Frederick Stafford ... Inspector Modica
Felicita Fanny Felicita Fanny ... Doctor in Car
Isabella Rosa Isabella Rosa
Giuliana Giuliani Giuliana Giuliani
Anna Mallarini Anna Mallarini
Maria Renata Franco Maria Renata Franco ... (as Renata Franco)
Salvatore Billa ... Rapist
Pietro Torrisi ... Alvaro - Rapist
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A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but then she is raped and her lover is murdered so she goes out for revenge. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A true story so brutal and horrifying it was kept from the public for over a century! See more »

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Horror

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of the Wolf Woman See more »

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Production Co:

Dialchi Film See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. Tarantino had actually never seen the picture before he screened it. He loved it so much that all subsequent Quentin Tarantino Film Fests had a surprise movie added to the end of each all-nighter known as the "Wolf Woman" selection, defined as an outrageous exploitation film sure to wake the audience up. "Wolf Women" selections over the years have included The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) and The Mighty Peking Man (1977). See more »

Alternate Versions

Shriek Show's DVD release under the title "Werewolf Woman" is the uncut version, although an incorrect widescreen transfer results in the loss of some picture information on all sides of the screen, including some nudity. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Charming piece of Italian sleaze.
9 October 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Daniella Neseri raped as a girl,channels her hatred towards men by summoning and becoming possessed by a deceased and vicious female werewolf ancestor.She lures victims by her charm,sexual drive and seduction before turning into the Wolf-woman to graphically take a bloody revenge and kill them."The Werewolf Woman" by Rino Di Silvestro of "Deported Women of the SS" fame is a very sleazy Italian horror film loaded with gore and graphic nudity.The first dreamy sequence in which Annik Borel is writhing and dancing naked before transforming into werewolf left me stunned.The film is occasionally quite dull,however it surely contains lots of nudity,soft core sex and bloody mayhem.I particularly liked the supernatural aspects of the story.The acting is bad and the dubbing is even worse,but overlook that and we have an enjoyable piece of Italian sleaze with no artistic pretensions.I wanted nudity and gore and that's what I've got.7 out of 10.


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