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Howl of the Devil (1988)

El aullido del diablo (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1988 (Spain)
Paul Naschy plays several roles in this film about a nowhere actor who likes to pick up prostitutes and play sex games. His nephew resides with him, and is lost in a fantasy world of his ... See full summary »


Paul Naschy


Paul Naschy (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Hector Doriani / Alex Doriani / Frankenstein's Monster / Mr. Hyde / Phantom of the Opera / Waldemar Daninsky the Werewolf / Quasimodo / The Devil
Caroline Munro ... Carmen
Howard Vernon ... Eric
Fernando Hilbeck ... Father Damián
Joseph Garco Joseph Garco
Roberta Kuhn Roberta Kuhn
Carmen Plate Carmen Plate
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Guardia Civil (as Vidal Molina)
Pascual Marco Pascual Marco
Tamara Greys Tamara Greys
Mabel Ordóñez
Isabel Prinz Isabel Prinz ... Lorena
Nuria Lucas Nuria Lucas
Sergio Molina Sergio Molina ... Adrián (as Serg Mills)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Zacarías


Paul Naschy plays several roles in this film about a nowhere actor who likes to pick up prostitutes and play sex games. His nephew resides with him, and is lost in a fantasy world of his own. Written by Humberto Amador

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According to Spanish diary ABC of February 26 1987, announcing the beginning of the filming (which finally was delayed until the summer of that year), says that the movie 'is written by Hermes Omaña and Salvador Sáinz'. According with Salvador Sáinz's letter to the director in the same diary of August 31 1991, the script was written by him, and later Paul Naschy redacted the second version of it and modified some things. They agreed to sign the script together, Naschy under the pseudonym of Hermes Omaña, but when Naschy restart the filming during the summer 1987, didn't notify Sáinz about it, and registered the script under his own name. The only name which appears as a writer in the movie credits is Paul Naschy's name. See more »


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Passable Jacinto Molina movie with the unforgettable actor playing several roles
2 June 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This film "Howl of the Devil"--El aullido del diablo (1988)--was one of Paul's most personal projects and finest artistic achievements. Paul Naschy plays several characters in this film about a nowhere player who resides at a mansion along with his butler (Howard Vernon) and a beautiful maid (the gorgeous Brit Scream Quen : Caroline Munro) likes to pick up whores and play sex games . His nephew (his actual son Sergio Molina) lives with him , and is lost in a fantasy world of his own .

An acceptable Jacinto Molina show plying a great numer of characters as Hector Doriani / Alex Doriani / Rasputin / Frankenstein's Monster / Mr. Hyde / Phantom of the Opera / Waldemar Daninsky the Werewolf / Quasimodo / The Devil . Continental Europe's biggest horror star again with his classic character Daninsky along with many others and frightening to viewer . Jacinto Molina Aka Paul Naschy , who passed away at 2009 , 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 (1968)¨ by Enrique Eguiluz . In fact , in 1967 he wrote the script for La marca del Hombre Lobo (1968) . He was forced, out of necessity, to play the lead role of tormented werewolf Waldermar Daninsky after Lon Chaney Jr. turned it down. He reprised this character in over a dozen subsequent sequels. Naschy's portrayals of the anguished and sympathetic werewolf Daninsky became his signature part and consolidated his enduring cult status as a bona-fide horror icon . Other significant horror figures Paul played were the Mummy, Jack the Ripper, the Hunchback, the Frankenstein Monster, the Phantom of the Opera, and even the Devil. Naschy made his directorial debut with Inquisición (1977). His most important movies were 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 . And his performance as the Prince of Darkness in ¨El gran amor del conde Drácula¨ (1973) was one of his personal favorites . However , 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.

This film ¨El Aullido Del Diablo¨ is a B series entertainment with abundant sensationalistic scenes , twisted style and a Naif-gaudy realization . This exciting terror movie contains thrills , chills , twists , turns , 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, slashing , impaling and anything else . This time Paul Nashy/Jacinto Molina exhibits little breast but he was a weightlifting champion . The picture is plenty of sadism , ominous criminals , supernatural events , and grisly killings . Pretty slow going, but hang in there for some surprising scenes and thrilling final twist . In the film appears a secondary cast who starred innumerable films of Spaghetti and horror genres during the 60s and 70 as the beautifil British Caroline Munro , Howard Vernon : Jess Frank's regular , Fernando Hilbeck , Mariano Vidal Molina and Cris Huerta . Good and foggy cinematography by Julio Ortas with chillon , strong colors in Maria Bava or Hammer style , though being really necessary a perfect remastering . The motion picture was professionally written/played/directed by Jacinto Molina . The flick will appeal to Paul Naschy fans and terror genre enthusiast . Rating : 6, passable and entertaining .

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