5.3/10
3,205
38 user 32 critic

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 »
Reviews
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Second Name (2002)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Erica Prior, Trae Houlihan, Denis Rafter
A Christmas Tale (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni stumble with a woman dressed like Santa Claus trapped in a hole in the woods. While to boys go to the police ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Maru Valdivielso, Christian Casas, Roger Babià
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Alejandro Parreño, David Bustamante, Manu Tenorio
Darkness (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen
The Nameless (1999)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

5 years after a mom's 6 y.o. girl is murdered, she gets a phone call from someone claiming to be the daughter. An ex cop and a reporter help. A secret group called The Nameless may be behind it all.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez
To Let (TV Movie 2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mario and his pregnant girlfriend Clara are trying to find in a short period a new apartment to live since they have sold their apartment and they need to move in fifteen days. When Mario ... See full summary »

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nuria González, Adrià Collado
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.

Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest
Ultravioleta (2014)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lola, an art restorer, has to work through the night to reveal a painting hidden beneath another painting. Her obsession with the task and her squandering of energy will bring her more than she bargained for.

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Julián Villagrán, Marc Blanch
Muse II (2017)
Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A grieving English literature professor who is suffering from a horrible recurring nightmare will soon find himself immersed in a macabre world of myth and superstition governed by a coven of seven malevolent women.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu
Short | Musical | Thriller
Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Sandra Escacena, Leticia Dolera, Patrick Criado
Abuelitos (1999)
Drama | Short | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Antonio Duque
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf Hunter See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$813,586
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the case of serial killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta who murdered at least 13 people in 1850s Spain. He claimed a curse turned him into a wolf causing him to kill. Because of these claims, Queen Isabella II acquitted him, but he died in jail before being released. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: It's not the wolf you should fear.
See more »

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lackluster and dull
27 August 2011 | by tomobedlamSee all my reviews

In the desperate hunt to find a werewolf film of any standing discovered Romasanta. Unfortunately it seems i've wasted over two hours on a movie which had the feel of a bad TV history re-enactment drama. My housemate and fellow viewer pointed out a variety of continuity errors. We agreed that It's poorly acted, scripted, dull and drags like a dog with worms drags his arse across the carpet. I can't submit this review without writing ten lines but I really don't know what to say anymore, apart from we yawned a bit and stared at the wall a few times. We discussed how clapping originated, looked at his new shoes that he'd purchased online and how there aren't many good werewolf films, which is a shame.

But really I wouldn't bother watching this if I were you.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed