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Werewolf Woman (1976)

La lupa mannara (original title)
R | | Horror | June 1977 (USA)
A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but ... See full summary »

Director:

Rino Di Silvestro (as R.D. Silver)

Writer:

Rino Di Silvestro (as Rino DeSilvestro)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annik Borel Annik Borel ... Daniela Neseri
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Luca Mondini
Dagmar Lassander ... Elena Neseri
Tino Carraro Tino Carraro ... Count Neseri
Elio Zamuto Elio Zamuto ... Psychiatrist
Osvaldo Ruggieri Osvaldo Ruggieri
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Arrighi
Frederick Stafford ... Inspector Modica
Felicita Fanny Felicita Fanny ... Doctor in Car
Isabella Rosa Isabella Rosa
Giuliana Giuliani Giuliana Giuliani
Anna Mallarini Anna Mallarini
Maria Renata Franco Maria Renata Franco ... (as Renata Franco)
Salvatore Billa ... Rapist
Pietro Torrisi ... Alvaro - Rapist
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A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but then she is raped and her lover is murdered so she goes out for revenge. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of the Wolf Woman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dialchi Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. Tarantino had actually never seen the picture before he screened it. He loved it so much that all subsequent Quentin Tarantino Film Fests had a surprise movie added to the end of each all-nighter known as the "Wolf Woman" selection, defined as an outrageous exploitation film sure to wake the audience up. "Wolf Women" selections over the years have included The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) and The Mighty Peking Man (1977). See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was cut the pre-cert video release (on the Cinehollywood label) was uncut and was listed on Greater Manchester Police's list of films subject to seizure during the video nasty scare of the 1980s. It was eventually released on video (as "Naked Werewolf Woman") in 1986 with heavy pre-cuts to the rape scene and 42 secs of additional BBFC cuts to remove shots of a naked woman's stitched body on a mortician's slab. See more »

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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Cheezy/Sleazy Italian Sexploit...
26 May 2006 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

First off - don't go into WEREWOLF WOMAN thinking that you'll see much actual werewolf action - you won't. The best part of this film is how goofy and inept it actually is. Bad acting, horrible (but hilarious) dubbing, some OK gore (for a 70's Italian joint) and a good bit of nudity make this one worth a look, if you dig this sort of stuff...

The "werewolf woman" in question, was apparently some chick that was raped who think she is a werewolf based on the fact that one of her previous ancestor was. Her rape experience makes her prey on men as a way of dealing with her experiences. The rest is a bunch of Italian sexploit nonsense that takes itself awfully seriously for such a cheezy-ass film...

Don't expect a masterpiece with this one. It pretty much looks visually like every other Italian sexploit film out there, and the "werewolf" angle is highly over-rated, as there is no real werewolf action to be had in this one other than the first five minutes or so. If you are new to Italian sexploit films, or have exhausted your choices and are a genre-lover, then check this one out...otherwise - it ain't bringin' nothing' new to the table...6/10


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