- IMDb page: Frankensteins Bloody Terror (1968)
- Rate: 4.1/10 total 337 votes
- Genre: Horror
- Release Date: 8 October 1971 (USA)
- Runtime: 88 min | Germany:93 min | USA:78 min
- Filming Location: Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain
- Gross: ESP 26,431,972(Spain)
- Director: Enrique López Eguiluz
- Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska and Manuel Manzaneque|See full cast and crew
- Original Music By: Ángel Arteaga
- Sound Mix: 4-Track Stereo (70 mm prints) | Mono (English version)
- Plot Keyword: Vampire | Werewolf | First Of Series | Crashing Through A Window | Crucifix
Writing Credits By:
- Paul Naschy (story) (as Jacinto Molina)
- Paul Naschy (screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina)
- Paul Naschy played the role of Waldemar Daninsky out of necessity because Lon Chaney Jr. had turned said part down.
- IMDb’s 20 actor cast list comes complete from the original Spanish print, as the British only lists 9 actors (“Hell’s Creatures”), and the US just 6 (“Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror”).
- The US print distributed by Samuel M.Sherman was retitled “Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror” because of pre-arranged bookings promising a Frankenstein feature. The director’s name was changed to ‘Henry L.Egan.’ Only six cast members were listed on screen- ‘Paul Naschy,’ ‘Diana Zura’ (Dianik Zurakowska), ‘Michael Manza’ (Manuel Manzeneque), ‘Anita Avery’ (Aurora De Alba), ‘Rosemarie Winters’ (Rossana Yanni), and ‘Gilbert Granger’ (Gualberto Galban). There were no other credits on screen, so US audiences were denied any knowledge of Paul Naschy’s real name, Jacinto Molina, which he would use as both writer and director in the following years.
- When Samuel M.Sherman was screening foreign titles for a suitable ‘Frankenstein,’ he actually passed on “Assignment Terror” (original title “The Man Who Came from Ummo”), Paul Naschy’s sequel to “La Marca del Hombre Lobo,” which was completed in 1967, two years before its followup. Ironically, the film he passed on combined Naschy’s werewolf with a Dracula, Mummy, and Frankenstein monster, though under different names, and starred Michael Rennie and Karin Dor, two internationally known actors.
- Jacinto Molina’s debut as screenwriter. He was convinced to star as well, thanks to the German backers who salvaged the production. Forced to choose a non-Spanish acting name for the international market, he picked ‘Naschy’ from a friend, Imre Nagy, while ‘Paul’ was inspired by the then-current Pope, Paul VI.
- This film was initially released in America in a 2D version. That version of the movie was pulled during its theatrical run despite the fact that it was doing good business and was replaced by a 3D version that flopped at the box office.
- Samuel M. Sherman had promised distributors a film called Blood of Frankenstein but could not deliver on time. This would eventually become Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971). To satisfy the distributors he found La marca del Hombre-lobo (1968) and retitled it Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror.
- The original intention was to set the story in Spain and be about a Galician or Asturian werewolf, but the Spanish censorship of the era would not allow such a story to be set in Spain, or such a character to be a Spaniard, so the movie is set in a Teutonic country, and a Polish werewolf was created.
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Rudolph looks into the mirror and sees no reflection from the vampire Wandessa. As she pulls him toward her to embrace him you can see both her hands in the mirror.
Plot: A man suffers from the curse of lycanthrope and seeks help from doctor and wife team. They both turn… See more » »
Story: A man suffers from the curse of lycanthrope and seeks help from doctor and wife team. They both turn out to be vampires and end up dueling it out with the werewolf star.Written by Humberto Amador
- Maximiliano Pérez-Flores known as executive producer
FullCast & Crew:
- Paul Naschy known as Waldemar Daninsky
- Dyanik Zurakowska known as Countess Janice von Aarenberg (as Dianik Zurakowska)
- Manuel Manzaneque known as Rudolph Weissmann
- Aurora de Alba known as Wandessa Mikhelov
- Julián Ugarte known as Dr. Janos Mikhelov (as Julian Ugarte)
- José Nieto known as Count Sigmund von Aarenberg (as Jose Nieto)
- Carlos Casaravilla known as Judge Aarno Weismann
- Ángel Menéndez known as Otto the Forest Keeper (as Angel Menendez)
- Antonio Jiménez Escribano (as Antonio G. Escribano)
- Rafael Alcántara (as Rafael Alcantara)
- Juan Medina
- Antonio Orengo known as Otto the Butler
- Ángela Rhu (as Angela Rhu)
- Pilar Vela
- Milagros Ceballos known as Martha
- Beatriz Savón known as Frau Hildegard – Antique shop owner (as Beatriz Savon)
- María Teresa Torralba (as Mª Teresa Torralba)
- Victoriano López (as Victoriano Lopez)
- Rosanna Yanni known as Nascha (as Rossana Yanni)
- Gualberto Galbán known as Gyogyo (as Gualberto Galban)
- Inés González known as hair stylist
- José Luis Morales known as assistant makeup artist
- José Luis Ruiz known as makeup artist
- Julio Arribas known as property master
- Gray Morrow known as art designer (US version)
- Maxper Producciones Cinematográficas (Maximiliano Pérez Flórez) (as Maxper P.C.)
- HIFI Stereo 70 Kg
- Lega-Michelena set construction
- Mateos props
- Mengíbar props
- Toledano lighting equipment
- Cine Español (CESA) transports
- Ibersón sound post-production
- Fono España S.A. sound post-production
- Independent International Pictures (I-I) (1972) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
- Columbia Pictures of Canada (1972) (Canada) (theatrical) (dubbed)
- Astral Films (1971) (Canada: Quebec) (theatrical)
- D.C. Films (????) (Spain) (theatrical)
- Cinefear (????) (USA) (VHS)
- Shriek Show (2005) (USA) (DVD)
- Molina Efectos Especiales (as Molina)
- Spain 29 July 1968
- West Germany 7 February 1969
- Sweden 2 March 1970
- USA 8 October 1971
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