Archive for May 18th, 2010

Werewolf and the Yeti

by on May.18, 2010, under Daily Review

In the Himalayas, a team of adventurers are attacked by a great hairy beast. Back in England, after hearing the news, Waldemar (Paul Naschy) prepares for the trip of a lifetime, to track and find the Yeti. He becomes lost from his party and seeks shelter in a remote Buddhist temple, but finds himself trapped by female vampires who use him as a toy, performing ritual acts which result in a shocking transformation into a wild beast, a werewolf! This is just the beginning. There are rival tribes fighting in the hills and a evil warlock queen out for power with a dungeon full of girls dressed in furs.

Plots like this are brilliant. It takes a stunning mind to conjure a wild plot like this. It’s a roller coaster of craziness without reason. Naschy is great and always is. He’s a huge actor in Spain and was probably the sole reason for the continued growth of the countries film industry. There isn’t really much else to say here about this as what else can you expect? The wolf transformation is dreadful but the final makeup is quite good, the big finale, the fight scene between Yeti and Wolfman is a bit tricky as they both have the same suit on. This was (and still is) actually banned in the UK! Why? I have no idea. There’s nothing really shocking or offensive which wasn’t present in any of the Hammer flicks. The BBFC were a funny bunch back then though and obviously, our great nation needed protecting from this production.

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