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Night of the Werewolf (1981)

El retorno del Hombre Lobo (original title)
R | | Horror | 1985 (USA)
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.

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Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina Alvarez)

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Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina Alvarez)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky / Werewolf
Julia Saly Julia Saly ... Countess Elisabeth Bathory (as Jully Saly)
Silvia Aguilar Silvia Aguilar ... Erika
Azucena Hernández Azucena Hernández ... Karen (as Azucena Hernandez)
Beatriz Elorrieta Beatriz Elorrieta ... Mircaya
Rafael Hernández ... Second graverobber (as Rafael Hernandez)
Pepe Ruiz Pepe Ruiz ... Second thief
Ricardo Palacios ... First graverobber
Tito García ... First thief (as Tito Garcia)
David Rocha David Rocha ... Young bandit
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo
Luis Barboo ... Bandit
José Riesgo ... (as Jose Riesgo)
Manuel Pereiro
Ramón Centenero Ramón Centenero ... (as Ramon Centenero)
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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.

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It used to be only a myth

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Horror

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Werewolf See more »

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Dálmata Films S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Karen: Waldemar, why don't we go for them in the monastery and try to destroy them?
Waldemar Daninsky: Only during the night of the Holy Moon will I have sufficient power to destroy her.
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Follows La furia del Hombre Lobo (1972) See more »

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Growing up under Franco, Paul Naschy probably knew all about horror.
24 December 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In "El Retorno del Hombre-Lobo" (called "The Craving" in English), Paul Naschy returns as his most famous character, werewolf Waldemar Daninsky. This time, he gets executed along with alleged vampire Countess Elizabeth Bathory (Julia Saly). But, as always seems to happen in horror flicks, they both get resurrected and go on a rampage. Specifically, they get resurrected by hot students Erika, Karen and Barbara. In fact, Daninsky turns against Bathory. You can probably guess what happens from there.

If you watch any of the DVDs of Paul Naschy's movies, the special features include an interview with him about his life. He talks some about growing up under Franco. One gets the feeling that he knew first-hand about horror, far more than a werewolf movie could portray. But no matter; this movie will surely please Naschy's fans.


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