Film #230: THE WEREWOLF WOMAN VERSUS THE VAMPIRE WOMAN
The Werewolf Versus The Vampire Woman
2.5 out of 5 stars
Dated 1971, this is a sort of pencil sketch for what would - ten years later - become NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF. A young and strapping Paul Naschy slaps on the furry makeup and exudes a greasy suavity. The women are beautiful (in an early ‘70s kind of way) and the gore (while somewhat primitive) is still a lot of bang gotten from very few bucks. In the end though, THE WEREWOLF VERSUS THE VAMPIRE WOMAN is pretty standard Naschy (Hammer-esque sets, buxom women, and ol’ Paul chewing up scenery like it was the main course on a Vegas buffet) and none of it is particularly original. It’s fun and just this side of silly, but it is able to maintain some level of the viewer’s interest. Naschy fans are already converted. Non-Naschy fans… well, if you don’t dig what the man’s up to by now, this probably won’t change your mind. Again… fun, but not exactly essential.