Thursday, August 16, 2012


Night of the Werewolf (aka The Craving) (1981) (1st viewing) d. Molina, Jacinto

This enjoyably souped-up redux of 1971’s The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Women (which also starred Naschy) is directed by the actor himself (under his given name), and features one of the best wolfman makeups in the series, with great attention given to the lycan eyes and ears. Following a prologue featuring Waldemar Daninsky (Naschy) and Elizabeth Bathory’s (Julia Saly) execution centuries before, three college girls conspire to locate the dastardly duo’s final resting places and resurrect the fatal femme. As the nubile group’s leader, Silvia Aguilar makes quite an impression with her acting abilities and her god-given assets, both of which she uses to great effect throughout. Waldemar comes back to life as well and, after tearing up several villagers, falls for good girl Azucena Hernandez and defends her against Bathory’s nefarious intentions (that whole blood bathing thing). Good stuff.


  1. Should you ever manage to track down Naschy's The Beast and the Magic Sword, which he made in Japan a couple years after this one, please be sure to let me know. That's the one missing link for me, at least as far as El Hombre Lobo is concerned.

  2. If you haven't already, you should drop Mr. Kitley a line about this. If he ain't got it, he definitely is looking for it as well.

  3. I did ask him about it when I went on my Naschy binge last year, but he hasn't been able to scare up a copy of it.