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Werewolf Woman (1976)

La lupa mannara (original title)
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 »

Director:

Rino Di Silvestro (as R.D. Silver)

Writer:

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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dialchi Film See more »
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Technical Specs

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

Although the UK cinema version was cut the pre-cert video release (on the Cinehollywood label) was uncut and was listed on Greater Manchester Police's list of films subject to seizure during the video nasty scare of the 1980s. It was eventually released on video (as "Naked Werewolf Woman") in 1986 with heavy pre-cuts to the rape scene and 42 secs of additional BBFC cuts to remove shots of a naked woman's stitched body on a mortician's slab. See more »

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A wolf in no clothing
11 May 2012 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Soft porn Italian she-wolf horror with loads of throat-ripping, c-word yelling debauchery to offend almost everyone. A young woman (Borel) believes she's the reincarnation of a two hundred year family link to lycanthropy, and duly turns into a savage she-wolf during the full moon. Complicating matters, she's also sex-averse due to a harrowing experience when she was younger, seducing her victims before gorging on their blood in retribution for their misguided advances.

Frequent disrobing by almost all of the female cast and a plethora of gory murders will appeal to some audiences, the line between mainstream feature film and sado-porn is sometimes teased, but never fully crossed. Dagmar Lassander has a largely extraneous and minor role, most of which is a sex scene, while Frederick Stafford does an amiable job as the inspector with an ever-burgeoning mountain of corpses, courtesy of our fair maiden Borel. For her part, Borel is intense and obviously committed to her performance, but the film's erratic narrative fails to focus and consequently, her role is shallow and uninvolving.

Director Silvestro seems uncertain whether he's making a werewolf movie, attempting a mental health statement, a rape and revenge flick, or just a softcore trip with apparently divergent themes awkwardly woven into the tale that seems at times never-ending (I saw an uncut 100 minute version which despite all the climaxing throughout the movie, fails to deliver one at the film's sunset). Little suspense, just buckets of gore, nudity, self flagellation, various sexual acts and grade A profanity to pass the time. Bring it on.


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