Curse of the Devil (1973)
Directed by Carlos Aured

Starring Fabiola Falcón Jacinto Molina Paul Naschy

Here's one of the more sexually explicit entries in the Paul Naschy, Spanish werewolf series. Taking a bit of a cue perhaps from "Mark of the Devil," the film opens during the Inquisition, where a group of Satan worshippers are killed off by a knightly witch hunter (played by Naschy). Before burning the women, Naschy's bloodline is cursed.

Flash forward about a hundred years or so. Naschy now plays a wealthy ancestor to the witch hunter. The old curse against his family is revived by some gypsies who sick a succubus-like sexpot on him (Olivares), who uses the opportunity of a sexual encounter with the aristocrat to infect his blood with the werewolf virus. It isn't long before Naschy is turning into a cheap-looking lycanthrope during the full moon. Adding to the drama is that by day, Naschy doesn't know he's the mysterious killer terrorizing women in the village. This is in spite of the fact that his first victim is a hot babe he's in the middle of having sex with when the transformation strikes!

"Curse of the Devil" is a pretty poor movie, a sequel of sorts to the even worse "Werewolf's Shadow" (aka "Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman"). Among its only saving graces is the plethora of naked women that turn up to take off their clothes whenever the plot gets a little too slow going. Bad make up effects and a slow story don't completely ruin the movie, however. "Curse of the Devil" does have some nice atmosphere and a fairly creepy Inquisition-era opening, and even a Black Mass. Entertaining stuff for dedicated seventies horror fans, but certainly nothing the casual viewer would be interested in.

Director Aured also helmed the more entertaining "House of Psychotic Women," which also starred Naschy. For the ultimate Naschy fan site, click here.

<< Back

-- Review by Lucius Gore

USER COMMENTS

Posted by bruna on July 6, 2008



Post A Comment About Curse of the Devil
Name:



Please Enter the Above Security Code:

Rank this film on a '666 scale' of one to six (left to right).

Based on 2100 votes.
     

Related Reviews
Curse of the Devil
Revenge of Frankenstein
Curse of Frankenstein
Legend of the Werewolf
Demon Keeper
Race with the Devil
Thinner
Beauties and the Beast
Curse of the Werewolf
Drag Me to Hell
Church
Evil of Frankenstein
Devil's Backbone
Night of the Demon
Devonsville Terror
Shriek of the Mutilated
Black Devil Doll
Blacula
Devil's Rejects
Devil's Nightmare
Nude for Satan
Devil's Daughter
Lisa and the Devil
House of the Devil
Baron Blood
Devil's Daughter – TV Movie
Beast of the Yellow Night
Day of the Beast
Day of the Beast
Cronos
Meridian: Kiss of the Beast
Mark of the Devil
Fear No Evil
Mausoleum
Halloween II - 2009
Twins of Evil
To the Devil a Daughter
Horror Rises From the Tomb
Stand
Pit and the Pendulum