I have to admit that I've only seen a handful of Naschy's films; but they've ranged from bad to worse and personally, I'm not a big fan of what I've seen thus far. How Daninsky went from being a college professor in Fury to being a castle-owning count in Walpurgis is never addressed. One of them is a damn werewolf, after all! Daninsky's lycanthropy is not given a specific origin in this film; the events of the film are assumed to have followed from the ending of Fury of the Wolf Man 1970 , which involved a Yeti's bite as the cause of Daninsky's curse. Running time 86 minutes Country Spain West Germany Language La Noche de Walpurgis Walpurgis Night, released in the United States as The Werewolf vs. The script coauthored by Naschy is predictable, and the direction by Leon Klimovsky is grating, mainly due to his overuse of the zoom lens. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Even a bit of Seine stock footage would have helped this case.
Now, anyone who has watched a few horror movies must have been covering their eyes in disbelief. One man posits that the corpse was indeed a werewolf. Waldemar proceeds to recount the legend about how Wandessa will come to life if the crucifix is removed and the red breath falls into her mouth. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. A silly film throughout, sure, it nevertheless has a decent degree of shlock appeal. The werewolf kills his captors and then travels back to his castle, where he joins up with two female students searching for the tomb of the legendary vampire woman, Countess Waldessa Patty Shepard , a Countess Bathory type rumored to have bathed in the blood of virgins. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like.
Jacinto Molina aka Paul Naschy aka James Molin, the screenwriter, has squeezed out dozens of mediocre horror flicks, twelve of which feature the Waldemar Daninsky character. It eventually comes to their physical battle, which is one hoot of a ridiculous climax. By this time Naschy was quite a power in Spain's horror cinema and he would soon begin directing as well as writing and acting. The gloomy Gothic atmosphere is definitely a treat, however, and it really is a good job as if it wasn't for that, the film wouldn't be worth watching at all. Many jokes have been made over the years about how stupid the characters in horror movies are, but The Werewolf Versus Vampire Woman beats them all to the punch…line. Director León Klimovsky does pad his film out with some very nice imagery, however, and the film does look very nice on a number of occasions.
Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa's next victims? Genevieve blithely pulls the crucifix out. Once free, he finds himself struggling to overcome the vampiric Countess Waldessa , who has taken his young female friend captive. The acting isn't the best overall and the special effects leave a lot to be desired also. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. This film was directed by and written by Naschy, and is generally regarded to have kickstarted the Spanish horror film boom of the Seventies, due to its awesome box office success upon its release. Anyway, please join me next week when I have the opportunity to give you another swift kick in the good-taste unit with a far better terror-filled excursion to the dark side of Hollywood for…Horror News! Klimovsky filmed many of the scenes in slow motion, to add to the otherworldliness of the film. .
Naschy followed up this film with a sequel entitled. Not only is this scientist Meddling With Forces He Does Not Understand, he is doing it in the middle of the night, during a full moon, which is of course the worst time to do anything around a werewolf, even a dead one. The angst-driven hunky brooding Waldemar hugely regrets being a werewolf who loses control on every full moon. Through the application of tenacity and fake fur, the multi-monikered man has made himself a screen legend. The film is probably most notable for the fact that it stars prolific Spanish horror veteran, Paul Naschy. The blood flows like vintage wine.
They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. It must be Paris, because the windowless bar in which this scene takes place has a small display of postcards featuring Paris landmarks. Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. Doubly guilt-ridden Waldemar must lay the vampire before he can himself rest. Popular movie trailers from 1971 These some of the most viewed trailers for movies released in 1971:.
See it with someone you hate. International Titles Nacht der Vampire Trailer La furie des vampires Trailer Le messe nere della contessa Dracula Trailer La noche de Walpurgis Trailer Blood Moon Trailer Shadow of the Werewolf Trailer The Werewolf and the Vampire Woman Trailer The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman Trailer The Werewolf vs. The principle positive element is without doubt the atmosphere, as León Klimovsky's film features a surreal dreamlike ambiance, which bodes extremely well with the fantasy-horror elements of the rather unoriginal plot line. The first thing I noticed about this film was the completely inane dialogue, and unfortunately; there is a streak of ineptitude running throughout Werewolf Shadow, and this is a shame as without it; this film actually isn't bad at all. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. When Waldemar leads them to the grave of the Countess Wandessa, Elvira accidentally revives her by bleeding onto the corpse. In this film, Naschy doesn't get to do much more than chew the scenery anyway.
See it with someone you hate. They find a possible gravesite in the vicinity of Waldemar Daninsky's castle, and he invites the girls to stay for a few days. Daninsky later turns into the Wolf Man, is forced to battle and destroy the vampire woman at the end of the film, after which he is killed by Elvira, a woman who loves him enough to end his torment. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. The blood flows like vintage wine.
The werewolf make-up was patterned after that of Lon the younger, even though it comes off a little sasquatchy on Naschy, who would make thirteen films in which he played the unhappy Waldemar Daninsky, reluctant werewolf. The Werewolf Versus Vampire Woman 1970. Waldemar transforms into a werewolf, kills the doctors and escapes from the morgue. Thus have they foolishly released the deadly female vampire. Vampire Woman Trailer Walpurgis Night Trailer Werewolf Shadow Trailer 2003 19 September 2003 Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries.
But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael, who wants to end the war. I could complain about the bad dubbing, the threadbare settings, or the tacky sound effects in The Werewolf Versus Vampire Woman, but what makes this a very bad movie is how the characters behave, compared to the way real people would act in the same situation. Although it was a huge hit in Spain--that country's eighth-highest grossing film in 1970--the film simply isn't very good. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. The other guy is obviously a Man Of Science, because his reply is a derisive one. Overall, I really can't recommend going out of your way to find Werewolf Shadow; all of its elements have been done better in other films, and despite some nice aesthetics; this is a sadly lacklustre effort.