Sunday, March 18, 2012
CURSE OF THE DEVIL (1974)
A pretty typical werewolf flick starring ol' barrell chest himself Mr. Paul Naschy. I think I like his wolfman flicks best when he fights vampire chicks or abominable snowmen or even samurais but you don't get anything like that here. There is an axe-weilding maniac running around in the woods chopping off women's heads but he's not much of a foe and is taken out by Naschy in human form very quickly. There are also some witches at the beginning but they get promptly hung and burned at the stake which sets everything in motion. The werewolf attack scenes are fairly lackluster but you do get a bit of super bright red blood here and there. I think the highlight for me was seeing a werewolf in a suit looking like a proper gentleman which is just silly. In general Naschy's wolfman here looks very poodle-like and oddly goofy with his neatly-coiffed hairdo which doesn't help with the scary vibe they were aiming for. The naked euro-bush was a nice touch though.