Noche de Walpurgis, La (1971, SPA/GER) C-95m. * D: León Klimovsky. Starring Paul Naschy (=Jacinto Molina), Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Patty Shepard, Julio Pena. Almost totally inept horror movie, cowritten by Naschy, his fourth appearance as Waldemar Daninsky, a count who turns into a werewolf by night. Two beautiful ladies, stopping by at his castle, accidentally (foolishly) resurrect a vampire lady (a la LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO) which he has to battle. Uneasy combination of vampire and werewolf myths, atrociously acted. Only the score is of note here. Followed by several sequels. Also known as BLOOD MOON, SHADOW OF THE WEREWOLF, THE WEREWOLF VERSUS VAMPIRE WOMEN, THE WEREWOLF'S SHADOW.

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