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Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)

Romasanta (original title)
R | | Drama, Horror | 14 May 2004 (Spain)
An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Alfredo Conde (story), Elena Serra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Sands ... Manuel Romasanta
Elsa Pataky ... Bárbara
John Sharian ... Antonio
Gary Piquer ... District Attorney Luciano de la Bastida
David Gant ... Professor Philips
Maru Valdivielso ... María
Luna McGill Luna McGill ... Teresa
Carlos Reig-Plaza ... Gómez (as Carlos Reig)
Reg Wilson ... Judge
Ivana Baquero ... Ana
Laura Mañá ... Antonia
Sergi Ruiz Sergi Ruiz ... Francisco
Itziar Fenollar Itziar Fenollar ... Benita
Carlos Sante Carlos Sante ... Hunter 1
Jaume Montané Jaume Montané ... Raúl
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Storyline

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman from every village on his route faithfully awaits him. He's attractive, intelligent, charming.... But he's also the monster feared by all. His most recent prey, Barbara will soon become the one who hunts him down. The film is based on the true-life story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the traveling vendor, who confessed to the murders of thirteen people, using their body fat to make soap. Romasanta was tried in Allaríz in 1852 and avoided capital punishment by proclaiming he was a werewolf. Barbara was the lone survivor of four sisters. Written by Filmax international

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Fantastic Factory's sixth production after Faust (2000), Dagon (2001), Arachnid (2001), Darkness (2002) and Beyond Re-Animator (2003). It was followed by Rottweiler (2004), The Nun (2005) and Beneath Still Waters (2005). Fantastic Factory closed in 2005 after to fail in its attempt to create the first Spanish cinema company specialized in genre movies. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara first holds the sickle to Romasanta's neck, there is a black cap on the tip. When Luciano arrives, the cap is gone. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: He is not a man. He is a wolf who becomes human so that he can seduce and murder his victims.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Filmax logo, usually a white sphere with three stripes (yellow, red and blue), turns into a full moon. See more »

Connections

Edited into Así se hizo 'Romasanta, la caza de la bestia' (2004) See more »

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Very interesting
14 January 2006 | by RidickuloSee all my reviews

If we are to look upon the latest in supernatural movies, such as "Van Helsing", then i would have to say that "Romasanta" is way above them. Right from the start of the movie, one is never given the full story so the viewer is compelled to watch wanting to find out what is going on. The movie does this very well and even when the story unfolds, the emotional state of the characters is still not certain. One stays until the very end to find out. I supposed that some viewers will be disappointed because it is not an action movie, far from it. The movie is a slow, sometimes shocking, part drama part crime story which never excels in any of them. It does however hit the spot with a very grabbing story which is really much better than most of what's been seen lately.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf Hunter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$813,586
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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