Elvira (Gaby Fuchs) has an essay to write on Countess Wandessa,
famous for draining virgins of all their blood, so she and her friend Genevieve
(Barbara Capell), zoom off to find her tomb, the kind of thing that students do
all the time.
As night falls and they are desperate for somewher to stay,
they arrive at the home of Waldemar Daninsky (Paul Naschy), and by an amazing
coincidence, the tomb is on his estate. By another amazing coincidence, he's a
werewolf. Which is just as well, as he's ideally equipped to fight the vampires
An oversimplified version of a labrynthine plot, but you get the picture!
Director: León Klimovsky
Special Effects: Antonio Molina
Composer: Antón Garcia
A lot of people sneer at this movie, and you can see
why; the sound dubbing is sad, there are random people thrown in to pad out the
plot (the mad sister, the handyman), and the vampire dentition reminds us that
sabre-tooth tigers aren't the only creatures in need of a dental makeover (overbite
or what?). Not to mention the dire makeup and transformation of the werewolf.
I said NOT to mention!
As one reviewer put it "It features, unsurprisingly,
a werewolf and at least one vampire woman engaged in an epic struggle to maintain
the audience's interest. The audience loses."
But in amongs it all,
it does have a certain Hammer-esque charm; the way every fight managed to expose
a bit of female breast; the way that victims scream, but mostly just stand there
while they get attacked; and the sheer cheek of the film makers in believing anyone
could go along with such twaddle!
No extras; often on a
double bill with unrelated low budget horror movies.