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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The VHS Archives: Miguel Iglesias Bonns' NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST (1975)

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NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST
Miguel Iglesias Bonns' La maldicion de la beastia (1975)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Super Video, Inc.
Catalog: SV04
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1984
Runtime: 86:46
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Miguel Iglesias Bonns
Year of Release: 1975
Country of Origin: Spain
Stars: Paul Naschy, Grace Mills, Silvia Solar, Gil Vidal, Luis Induni
AKAs: The Werewolf and the Yeti, Hall of the Mountain King, In the Claws of the Werewolf, The Curse of the Beast

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A scientific mission goes to Tibet in search of the Abominable Snowman. One man is bitten by two sensuous female cannibals and becomes a werewolf. He thinks he will die, but instead lives on becoming more beast-like with each passing day and longing for blood. The expedition loses some of its members to a cruel war-like native leader. This man is dying from an incurable disease and is being treated with human flesh from live victims. 

The werewolf and the native chief have a fight to the death and the chief is killed. The members of the expedition are still trapped by a cruel female leader and are thrown in her torture dungeon. In a wanton orgy of blood a rescue is attempted and eventually the werewolf has the curse lifted from him.

U.S. Super Video Inc. printed clamshell!

U.S. Super Video Inc. sales sheet, 
courtesy of VHShitfest's Dan Kinem!

U.S. Majestic Home Video slipcase, courtesy of 
Don Cunningham from the Latarnia Forums!

 U.K. Video Programme Distributors Limited sleeve!
(One of the original "Video Nasties"!)

French Super Video Productions sleeve,
originally scanned by "Kobal" at Nanarland

Dutch Sunrise Tapes sleeve, originally scanned by "Videohunter"! 

Netherlands Sunrise Tapes sleeve!


French trailer, uploaded by Cinema Terror.com!

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2 comments:

  1. I don't know how many times I passed up that Super box in the videostore. When I eventually started watching Naschy stuff thanks to the likes of you and Sargent this and HORROR RISES were the first ones I watched. They pretty much ruined me for all future Naschys, no matter how great they are.

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  2. That's certainly a tough pair to beat! I quite like CURSE OF THE DEVIL and HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE, too.

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