Monday, November 29, 2010


During this Naschy Blogathon week (Nov. 29 - Dec. 3), I will be posting some Naschy rarities. Here is the first one:

Walton, a British 8mm/Super 8mm company, released a very condensed version of Naschy's LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS (English titles: WEREWOLF SHADOW, THE WEREWOLF VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMAN). In Super 8, with sound and in widescreen! (But a murky black-and-white). I'm guessing this release occurred somewhere in the 1970s.

The catalog number was A.821. The description:

"A young detective is shocked by the sudden disappearance of his fiancee but due to many sinister rumours he decides to visit the owner of a certain lonely house."

The short film contains a dialogue scene between Waldemar Daninsky (Naschy) and Marcel (Andres Resino) and ends with the climatic battle between Daninsky as a werewolf and the vampire countess Wandesa (Patty Shepard).


  1. Great post, Mirek! Wow, that summary makes it sound like an entirely different movie, which I guess at this length it is. What a fascinating rarity. Can't wait to read more throughout the week!

  2. Walton also released a Super 8mm sound feature film version of Shadow Of The Werewolf on four 400 ft film reels. As with the condensed 200 ft release, the film is widescreen with murky b&w picture quality.

  3. These Super 8 movies have a charm all their own don't they? I never got to see one but have always been fascinated with them. When I mentioned doing "tomb" as one I knew right away you knew what I as talking about. I think that all of us monster kids have memories of the back pages of Famous Monsters, Castle of Frankenstein, Fangoria etc. Dreaming of having the cash to get that one expensive mask or LP or film.

  4. very nice! my only real experience with these sort of releases were from those old FM cuts of Universal horror films. Boy we sure loved those as kids though considering there was no cable, internet, vhs or dvd. The innocent days of the early 70's.